15 Sites for Toronto Film Festival Coverage

Today marks the official beginning of the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and while Film Misery won’t be on the ground in Canada, there are many great bloggers and journalists from around the web that will indeed be there. Here are 15 websites that I will be frequenting during the run of the Fest in Toronto:

webiconthrThe Hollywood Reporter
When it comes to comprehensive coverage you can always rely on the major Hollywood trades. THR’s coverage is not only full of great reviews, interviews, and photos, but it also is laid out in a great design.

webiconvarVariety
The other big trade with more coverage than you could ask for. It features reviews from some of the best critics working, plus inside scoops that nobody else can get.

webiconindieindieWIRE
One of my personal favorites when it comes to Festival coverage of any kind. Great insight into the behind-the-scenes action of the big festival plus reviews and interviews with a unique perspective.

webiconmcnMovie City News
David Poland at MCN will be covering the festival with a keen eye towards the Awards prospects of the films in competition. If a film is to emerge from Toronto with Oscar hopes, MCN will find it.

webiconheHollywood Elsewhere
I always enjoy Jeffery Wells’ coverage of any film festival. He gives everything a personal spin and gives a behind-the-scenes impression of what a journalist goes through at Toronto.

webiconicIn Contention
John Foote over at In Contention writes some fascinating reviews and I always look forward to his perspective on movies and people at the Toronto Film Festival.

webiconavA.V. Club
The Onion A.V. Club has two correspondents in Toronto keeping up to date with all of the screenings and more. They post a daily summary page, which is always worth a look.

webicontwitchTwitch Film
Excellent daily coverage from Toronto. Twitch Film has covered many festivals past and the crew over there does an excellent job.

webiconfsFirst Showing
This website tends to live up to its name. For the Telluride Film Festival Alex Billington was the first to post a review of Up in the Air. Hopefully they’ll provide some early insights in Toronto, as well.

webicondfdDaily Film Dose
Alan Bacchus writes a new review everyday for his website. He will be keeping up this crazy habit through the Toronto Film Festival this year.

webiconsdScreen Daily
I’m semi-new to this website, but I found their Cannes coverage to be some of the best on the web. I’m looking forward to what they have to say about the Cannes Film Festival.

webiconcinCinematical
One of the best movie blogs on the web keeps up with the Toronto Film Festival. They have frequent reviews, interviews, and podcasts that give you an inside look to TIFF.

webiconhitHitFix
Drew McWeeny over at HitFix will be keeping readers up to date with reviews, interviews, and any breaking news that the festival has to offer.

webiconionIONCINEMA
A great site for breaking news from the Toronto International Film Festival. They also keep you updated with reviews, interviews, and more.

webiconrogRoger Ebert’s Journal
This is probably one of the only sites that I will read every article in their entirety, or close to it. Roger Ebert has some of the best insight in the world of film and I can’t wait to hear what he has to say about this year’s entries.

Did I miss any? What sites will you be following for this year’s festival?

  • G1000

    I disagree with your statement that “Variety’s” critics are some of the best critics working. They don’t usually know very much, in my opinion. On the other hand, I agree with you about In Contention. Great site. And of course Roger Ebert. Some of these I’ve never heard of, however. I’ll have to check them out.

  • Todd McCarthy is the only Variety critic who is often pretty iffy, but the rest are usually very bright.

  • Check out the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s coverage of the Toronto Film Festival: http:www.cbc.ca/arts/tiff It’s comprehensive.

  • Ray

    Here are two more:

    TIFFReviews.com – http://www.tiffreviews.com/
    TOfilmfest – http://www.tofilmfest.ca/

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