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We've bid farewell to the Great White North for another year — yup, the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival is officially over. In years past, Oscar winners like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The King's Speech" made their international debuts at TIFF. With that in mind, we took in every screening our schedules allowed, looking for the Next Big Thing of this year.
We narrowed the Best of Fest list to 15; They may not be the Oscar nominees of 2013 — though we'd bet cash money some of them are — but they'll be among the best movies you'll see for yourself this year. -- By Kevin Polowy and Brooke Tarnoff Get More »
As much as we love all that summer has to offer, fall is where it's at for true cinephiles. The movie lover's season officially kicks off (according to us, anyway) the same day the annual Toronto International Festival launches every year in early September.
As has been the case for several years now, Toronto serves as a platform for studios to launch their Oscar hopefuls and for smaller indies to find a home (and maybe some awards down the line). "The King's Speech," "Slumdog Millionaire," "Precious" and "The Artist" all played at the festival before going on to Oscar glory while films like "Beginners," "Killer Joe" and "Your Sister's Sister," all came into the event without a distributor, and left with one. Get More »
Summer's over — it's time to add a little literature to your cinema.
Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" is a story that's been adapted to film many times over, but luckily it's always a story worth telling. And this new adaptation by director Mike Newell looks to be one of the best ones yet. Get More »
Young Brit Douglas Booth might be making Miley Cyrus "LOL" as a love interest in her upcoming film, but there won't be much laughing in the next film he's attached to. "Life at These Speeds," which will costar Billy Crudup, is an inspirational tale of one teen who turns his personal demons into amazing success as a long-distance runner.
The story is based on the young adult novel by Jeremy Jackson about a popular 8th grader, Kevin, whose random decision to ride home with his parents instead of taking the school van home from a track meet inadvertently saves his life. When the van takes a nosedive into a river, all of his teammates are killed, including his best friend.
Naturally, Kevin is devastated by grief and guilt, and he attempts to start his life over at a different high school. The only thing that really saves him, though, is running. Crudup's taking on the role of Coach Rowen, Kevin's running coach and friend. Get More »
What the Dickens is going on in the film industry?
After many less-than-successful attempts at remaking "Great Expectations," (we're looking at you, Alfonso Cuaron), a group of British filmmakers are giving it another shot with a brand new cast.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Nicholls' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic is scheduled to start filming in the U.K. later this month, with newcomer Jeremy Irvine -- the kid we named one of Fall's biggest breakout stars thanks to his upcoming turn in Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" -- heading up the cast as Pip. Get More »