Joaquin Phoenix denies dismissing the Oscars as Bullshit, but still insists that he doesn't deserve credit for his performance in The Master. He also strenuously denies ever quitting acting or taking on rap music.
There is no other film event that transforms its host city the way Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) does. During the 11-days, the sleepy city of Toronto becomes the thriving epicentre of the film industry, hosting thousands of industry professionals and film fans from all over the world, who come to savour the new offerings … Continue reading Politics and controversy at Toronto Film Festival
South Korean Kim Ki-duk’s drama Pieta beat the big players from Hollywood and won the Golden Lion award at the 69th Venice Film Festival on Saturday. The film tells the story of a brutal debt collector who cripples those who can’t pay, until he meets a woman who claims to be his mother. Paul Thomas … Continue reading Korean movie Pieta wins Venice Film Festival
Argo, one of the most talked about movies at Toronto International Film Festival was premiered last night at the Roy Thompson Hall. The political thriller is based on the true story of the 6 Americans who succeeded in fleeing the US embassy in Tehran when it was stormed by Iranian demonstrators, following the toppling of … Continue reading Ben Affleck’s Argo fires up Canadians at TIFF