TIFF 2016 Coverage Articles

TIFF 2016 hilights, news, gossip, photos, and video.

Pass on Blair Witch

September 16, 2016 16:00:09 Posted at September 16, 2016 16:00:09
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Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett have made two of my favorite genre films of the last several years, You’re Next and The Guest. These guys are really good at remixing genre standards into something fresh and a little weird. So when it came out earlier in the summer that they collaborated on a sequel/soft reboot of The Blair Witch Project, called simply Blair Witch, I thought that if anyone could take the Blair Witch premise and turn it into an actual good movie, it would be Wingard and Barrett. Full Story

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TIFF Review: Brimstone

September 15, 2016 16:44:00 Posted at September 15, 2016 16:44:00
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Though it’s not mentioned in the article about male directors tackling rape narratives that I linked to in the Una review, the last film I saw at TIFF is another instance of a man directing a female protagonist in a rape narrative, and that is Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven’s Brimstone. Full Story

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Rebecca Hall as Christine

September 15, 2016 15:49:35 Posted at September 15, 2016 15:49:35
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According to Rebecca Hall, the challenge of making a movie about Christine Chubbuck — a Florida-based reporter who died by suicide (reportedly on-air) barely a month before her 30th birthday in 1974  — is creating "a film about sensationalism without being sensationalistic. Full Story

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Ryan after the premiere

September 15, 2016 14:57:35 Posted at September 15, 2016 14:57:35
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Ryan Gosling was not in Venice for the world premiere of La La Land. He did, however, show up to support the film at home in Toronto at TIFF. La La Land, as you’ve heard, has bewitched critics and audiences all over the place and is now considered to be the frontrunner for Oscar, with Emma Stone Full Story

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Rooney Mara in Una

September 15, 2016 14:16:32 Posted at September 15, 2016 14:16:32
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While standing in line for Una, the film adaptation of David Harrower’s play Blackbird, earlier this week, one of the PR reps for the film told me she had already noticed an audience divide forming around it—men almost uniformly hated it, but women were moved by it. Then, during the screening, the man sitting next to me audibly scoffed and said Full Story

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