Toronto updates lineup, plus ‘Take This Waltz’ teaser

Posted by · 6:38 pm · August 9th, 2011

The vast Toronto Film Festival lineup is a still-growing beast, but today it swelled to 125 titles with the addition of a cluster of homegrown Canadian titles, including two films — Mary Harron’s “The Moth Diaries” and Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Cafe de Flore” — that will debut at Venice a few days earlier. Most exciting, however, is […]

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The Great Performances: 1997

Posted by · 8:03 am · October 23rd, 2009

1997 was a great year for actors, but a tough year for Oscar; how do you choose when there are so many deserving nominees? It’s that age-old issue that some award-worthy performances are going to be left out, which though unfair and sad, is very much part of the Academy Awards and frankly what makes […]

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Thrilling Oscar nominees…when the Academy took a chance

Posted by · 8:48 am · August 11th, 2008

I love it when the Academy steps out and provides us with a genuine shock that is so richly deserved you feel like weeping for joy that they got it…they really got it. For all the ranting I do about the Academy’s lack of vision, every so often they pull something out of the air […]

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