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Sundance Diary, Day 1: Joaquin Phoenix Shines in John Callahan Biopic, But Gus Van Sant’s 12-Step Drama Is a Tough Sit

Don't Worry, JoaquinEditor in Chief Jeff Sneider writes about Reinaldo Marcus Green’s directorial debut Monsters and Men, while Drew McWeeny and Ed Douglas trade tweets praising Jason Mantzoukas in Hannah Fidell’s comedy The Long Dumb Road.

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Sundance: 21 Rising Stars With the Potential to Breakout at the Film Festival

Sundance BreakoutsAml Ameen, Anthony Ramos, Vivian Bang, Dominique Fishback, Dede Lovelace, Helena Howard, Forrest Goodluck and Kelvin Harrison Jr. are just some of the young performers of color who will be trying to make a name for themselves in Park City this week.

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As the Times Change, So Does Sundance, Where Sales May Slow, “Monster” Movies May Shine, and Harvey Isn’t Welcome

Monster MoviesIf I’m being honest, the Park City Midnight section has lost a bit of its luster as Toronto’s Midnight Madness has gained momentum with the genre filmmaking crowd, but I have faith that Revenge, Arizona, Piercing and Lords of Chaos will deliver the genre goods this year.

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Accessing the Festival Party and Event Grid

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Festival Party and Event Grid (EXCLUSIVE)

Festival Grid 2018Updated 01.18.18 with 23 exclusive events! Headed to Park City? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, VIP parties & RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going the whole time!

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Festival Party and Event Grid (EXCLUSIVE)

Festival Grid 2018Updated 01.18.18 with 23 exclusive events! Headed to Park City? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, VIP parties & RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going the whole time!

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The Sundance 2017 Scorecard: Which Movies Did Well, Which Movies Weren’t Even Released

TheBigSickSundanceAmazon Studios’ Sundance pick-up The Big Sick was one of the biggest deals from last year’s festival, and it paid off big time as the most successful film out of last year’s fest. Others didn’t fare nearly as well.

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Sundance Adds Joaquin Phoenix’s “You Were Never Really Here,” Todd Haynes Retrospective and More

JoaquinPhoenixYouWereNeverReallyHereLynne (We Need to Talk About Kevin) Ramsay’s latest film comes to Sundance after receiving accolades at Cannes. It will be released by Amazon Studios on April 6.

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Eleven of the Biggest Surprises from the Sundance Lineup Announcement

DontWorrySundanceNicolas Cage playing a cult leader? A Tony Gilroy political thriller? A new Gus van Sant movie, a timely doc about Gloria Allred and Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde (and possibly Oscar fodder?) could make this a wild and crazy Sundance indeed.

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Sundance 2018: Kristen Stewart’s Lizzie Borden Movie, Robin Williams Documentary Highlight Festival Lineup

LizzieBWhile there are plenty of new directors (47 first-time directors to be exact, including actors Paul Dano and Idris Elba), there are even more returning filmmakers, such as Sebastian Silva, Desiree Akhavan, Nicolas Pesce and the Zellner brothers.

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NYFF: Alex Gibney’s Latest Doc “No Stone Unturned” Involves a Chilling Unsolved Murder in Northern Ireland

NoStoneUnturnedTNThe Oscar-winning filmmaker explores the 1994 Loughinisland massacre which went unsolved for decades, caught up in red tape and bureaucracy.

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TORONTO: True Stories Abound at the 42nd Annual Film Fest, But Which Ones are Actually Believable?

battle of the sexesAnalyzing sixteen of the movies at this year’s TIFF said to be “based on true stories” to see which ones are worth seeing, which ones have Oscar chances and most of all, which ones you can believe were really true stories.

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Toronto: Samuel Goldwyn Picks Up Award-Winning Western “Sweet Country”

sweetcountryexcerptWarwick Thornton’s Western set in the Australian Outback premiered at TIFF as part of the Platform section and won the jury-selected award in that section. It stars Hamilton Morris, Ewen Leslie and Sam Neill.

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Toronto: 13 More Memorable Performances From the Festival, Including James Franco as Tommy Wiseau

James FrancoPeople will be talking about Sally Hawkins’ turn as a mute cleaning lady in Guillermo del Toro’s adult fairy tale The Shape of Water, but don’t forget about Richard Jenkins, who nearly steals the show.

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Toronto: Netflix Buys Midnight Movie “The Ritual” for $4.75 Million

TheRitualTNWritten by Joe Barton (Humans) and directed by David Bruckner (The Signal, Southbound), the film follows four friends hiking through the Scandinavian wilderness.

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Toronto: Jeff and Ed’s Top 10 Movies of the Festival, From “Novitiate” to “Call Me by Your Name”

CMBYNTrue stories such as Battle of the Sexes, Darkest Hour and The Disaster Artist reigned supreme at TIFF, where The Killing of a Sacred Deer also made a strong impression.

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Toronto: Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards” Wins This Year’s Grolsch People’s Choice Award

The crime drama from the filmmaker behind In Bruges stars Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson.

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Toronto: A24 Picks up Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed”

FirstReformedTNThe festival favorite, starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried, is the distributor’s first official buy at the 42nd annual film fest.

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Toronto: Christian Bale, Jessica Chastain Shine a Light on Treatment of Native Americans in “Hostiles,” “Woman Walks Ahead”

HostilesTNThe two movies, directed by Scott Cooper (Black Mass) and Susanna White (Our Kind of Traitor), premiered at TIFF, one getting far more immediate attention than the other, but the simpler (and far less expensive) film ends up working better.

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Toronto: “Borg/McEnroe,” “Battle of the Sexes” Both Feature Tennis, Yet Only One Is Truly About the Sport

battleofthesexesTNTwo of Toronto’s bigger premieres feature great sports stars of the past as portrayed by popular actors from the present. One of the movies has a much bigger and more important message, though they both build up to spectacular match-ups.

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Toronto: James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” Is the Year’s Funniest Film and the Best Movie of Its Kind Since “Ed Wood”

The Disaster ArtistWith his droopy eye, gaunt face, long hair and an unplaceable accent, Franco is perfect as Tommy Wiseau, nd I wouldn’t be surprised if he earns a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

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Toronto: Louis C.K.’s “I Love You, Daddy” Sells to The Orchard as A24 Lands Aussie Crime Thriller “1%”

I Love You DaddyLouis C.K. plays a successful TV writer-producer whose teenage daughter strikes up an unusual friendship with a 68-year-old filmmaker whose past includes unsavory accusations. It’s a controversial premise for C.K., who has dealt with unsavory accusations of his own of late, not that buyers were bothered.

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Toronto: Netflix Buys Jim Carrey-Andy Kaufman Documentary and Jason Sudeikis Movie “Kodachrome”

JimAndyKodachromeThe streaming plunked down around $4 million for Mark Raso’s Kodachrome, which finds Ed Harris and Jason Sudeikis playing a father and son who embark on a road trip to Kansas to develop some important rolls of film. Joining them along the way is Elizabeth Olsen, a welcome presence in any indie movie.

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Toronto: Margot Robbie’s “I, Tonya” Spurns Big Netflix Offer in Favor of Bigger Theatrical Release From Neon, 30West

I TonyaLed by Tom Quinn and Tim League, Neon is one of the most exciting indie distributors around today, and it’s buying movies that we actually want to see.

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Toronto: 15 of the Festival’s Best Performances So Far, From A-Listers to Newcomers

Tonya 200Keep in mind that the list below is comprised solely of performances that we’ve actually seen at this point, which is why Denzel Washington, Sally Hawkins, Gary Oldman, Emma Stone Saoirse Ronan and Christian Bale aren’t on here… yet. We may post a sequel later in the week, so stay tuned!

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Toronto: Midnight Madness Off to a Hot Start With Joseph Kahn’s Battle Rap Movie “Bodied”

Bodied TIFFBodied is the rare satire that works, and in today’s hyper-sensitive, overly-PC culture, it may be exactly what we need right now, especially given the conversation it has inspired about free speech and the consequences of language.

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Toronto: Matt Damon Comes Up Short in Pair of Paramount Pics Thanks to Weak Material

Matt Damon TIFFThere aren’t many true movie stars left these days, though Damon is still one of them. However, if he keeps this up, his career as a leading man may be what gets downsized. Because in Hollywood, like Suburbicon, there’s always some lookalike willing to take your place.

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Toronto: Margot Robbie and Jessica Chastain Shine in Oscar Hopefuls “I, Tonya” and “Molly’s Game,” Which Have Surprising Parallels

Tonya Harding Molly BloomTonya Harding and Molly Bloom may come from very different backgrounds, but they’re both women who picked themselves back up after getting knocked down. The fact that these movies debuted on the same night in Toronto is film festival poetry, folks.

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12 Can’t Miss World Premieres at This Year’s Toronto Film Festival

romanisraelTNWith festival season having begun last week, Edward Douglas recommends the 12 TIFF World Premieres that he thinks will be “Can’t Miss” movies at the annual Canadian film festival.

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Accessing the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival Party And Event Grid

tiff excerpt Headed to Toronto for TIFF 2017? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, with premiere events, VIP parties, and RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going all week!

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