By Anne Brodie The televised and socially distanced TIFF Tribute Awards this week were incredibly moving, alone and together. Winners thanked TIFF for their memories of the festival over the decades and their hopes of coming again, they thanked front line workers around the world and called for compassion and understanding in hard times. Mira Nair and Terence Blanchard led the celebration… View Post
By Anne Brodie Jude Law and Carrie Coon are Rory and Allison, a well-to-do eighties couple with two children. He announces one night that they’re moving to London where he can work a big business deal, even if he can’t explain it to her. Allison reluctantly agrees to abandon their “forever” home if she can bring her beloved horse. Rory… View Post
Robert Pattinson goes against type as a wicked evangelistic preacher in Antonio Campos’s stunning look at faith and hypocrisy. The all-star cast features Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Riley Keough, Mia Wasikowska, Haley Bennett and Bill Skarsgård. What She Said’ Anne Brodie spoke with Campos, the writer and director.
By Anne Brodie One Night in Miami imagines a February night in 1964, in a motel room as Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke, and Malcolm X (!) gather to celebrate Clay’s win over Sonny Liston, making him the heavyweight champion of the world. Regina King directs this incredible story starring Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Joaquina… View Post
By Anne Brodie Not long now till TIFF 20, pandemic edition, the 45th Annual Toronto International Film Festival Sept.10-19. It will be vastly different but with the creative use of digital resources and socially distanced in theatre screenings, as well as digital, it will still feel like Toronto and the world’s unique celebration of film. David Byrne’s American Utopia kicks things… View Post