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JOHN’S MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS FOR TIFF 2019

By John H. Foote Christmas for film critics is how I like to describe the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) though in fact it is so much more. Along with the festivals in Venice and Telluride, happening as we speak, this is the official beginning of awards season in the film industry, as the studios…

25 Years: 15 Most Jaw-Dropping TIFF Moments

By John H. Foote Since 1994 I have attended the annual film festival in Toronto called TIFF. It began in the late seventies as the brainchild of William Marshall as The Festival Of Festivals, grew to be renamed The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and under the zen-like leadership of Piers Handling has become, I…

Oscar Forecast PART FOUR — BEST ACTRESS

By John H. Foote Once again, as in the previous three, this category will be packed with potential nominees and is likely the most diverse of the major categories. Veterans, newcomers alike will compete for one of the five spots for Best Actress. What is thrilling is the diversity among the contenders, not only are…

Faye Dunaway’s Best Performances

By Alan Hurst It has not been a good couple of years for Faye Dunaway. In 2017 she got caught in the maelstrom of confusion during the presentation of the Best Picture award at that year’s Oscars, ultimately awarding the Oscar to Moonlight – the true winner – after having already announced La La Land…

Oscar Forecast PART TWO — Best Supporting Actress

By John H. Foote The supporting ladies. Previous winners, nominees, long-overlooked artists and brand new performances worthy of a nomination. Click here for PART ONE Here you go. ANNETTE BENING IN THE REPORT Bening is another who might be considered due as she has been nominated for award-winning work, but no Oscar. This film is…