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‘Precious’ Continues to Gain Steam

My horse that I picked months ago to be this year’s big winner has gotten another major boost. Lee Daniels’ film Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire has won the People’s Choice Awards at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. This follows on the film’s success at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this […]

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Toronto Film Festival Wrap-Up – Day 8

I was looking over the schedule and noticing that there really isn’t any high profile movies left to be released in Toronto. This means that the doors are open for a film no one saw coming to sneak up and become a huge sensation. Here’s hoping. Day 8 was great: REVIEWS: The much anticipated sequel […]

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Toronto Film Festival Wrap-Up – Day 7

You can tell the fatigue is setting in for the reporters in Toronto. It’s forgivable to have a mid-week slow down in a week when most people are out watching films, conducting interviews, and tracking down news stories from sun-up to way beyond sun-down. Here is the low-down one week into the festival: REVIEWS: Some […]

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Toronto Film Festival Wrap-Up: Day 6

As the Toronto Film Festival progresses things are starting to clear up regarding this year’s Awards race. I’m starting to compile a new list of Oscar predictions, which are going to show up next week. For now here is what’s going on in that crazy Canadian town: REVIEWS The Michael Cera Fight Club-esque film Youth […]

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8 Movies from Toronto Over the Weekend

Being out of town over the weekend, I got way behind on my coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival. The daily wrap-ups will continue tonight, but for now here’s a look at what happened over the long weekend: 1) Precious has landed at its fourth major film festival this year and the Oscar buzz […]

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Toronto Film Festival Wrap-Up – Day #2

The weekend has begun to heat up north of the border and the films everybody has been waiting for are being screened. The second day has been full of praise, Oscar speculation, a few boos, and a little vomit (keep reading for more on that). Here is a wrap-up of news around the web for […]

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Toronto Film Festival Wrap-Up – Day #1

The first day of the Toronto International Film Festival has come and gone with little noise to be made. A few movies that nobody expected much from have been screened, some previews have been updated, and it sounds like some drinks have been had. It will take until the weekend for the most anticipated movies […]

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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 […]

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Toronto Film Fest Announces First Selections

The website for the Toronto International Film Festival went live today and several of the selections for this year’s festival have been announced. Cannes hits Les Herbes Folles (Wild Grass) and Fish Tank will get their North American premieres at this year’s festival as well as films by Manoel de Oliveira and Hirokazu Kore-eda. Here […]

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