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'Jojo Rabbit' wins Toronto's sought-after audience award

Sep. 15, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi's Nazi Germany-set satire "Jojo Rabbit" won the People's Choice award Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, a prize that has historically been one of the most ironclad predicators of Academy Awards chances. Because so many of the top fall movies play in Toronto,...

'Harriet,' the first film about Tubman, premieres in Toronto

Sep. 11, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Hard as it may be to believe, "Harriet" is the first feature film about Harriet Tubman. Kasi Lemmons' movie about the Underground Railroad leader premiered Tuesday night at the Toronto International Film Festival where festival director Cameron Bailey, introducing the film, noted the...

In 'Women Make Film,' a 14-hr epic of an overlooked history

Sep. 10, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The length of Mark Cousin's 14-hour documentary "Women Make Film" is itself a statement. The work of female filmmakers throughout cinema history is too rich and too vast for anything less. Cousins' epic film, which has been playing throughout the Toronto International Film Festival, is not a...

In 'Hustlers,' Jennifer Lopez steals money, and the show

Sep. 10, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — "Hustlers" is, in itself, a hustle. It looks like a flashy, glamorous movie about strippers — all sparkle and skin and high-heels. And it is that. But the fleshy, dazzling surface of "Hustlers," written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, cloaks an empowering feminist tale about a...

'Ford v Ferrari' revs into high gear at Toronto Film Fest

Sep. 9, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — As a big-budget original movie made largely with practical effects, "Ford v Ferrari" isn't so much pointed against headwinds in Hollywood as it is speeding 200 miles-per-hour right into them. The film, directed by James Mangold, premiered Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival,...

Waititi's 'Jojo Rabbit' finds a mixed response in Toronto

Sep. 9, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It's just a few hours before "Jojo Rabbit" will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and writer-director Taika Waititi is still figuring out how to talk about it. "I'm still learning, really, how to describe it," Waititi says. It's no easy task. But, then...

In 'Dolemite Is My Name,' a return to form for Eddie Murphy

Sep. 9, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It took Eddie Murphy more than a decade to get a movie made about Rudy Ray Moore. Judging by the response to the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, the wait was worth it. "Dolemite Is My Name" drew some of the best reviews of Murphy's career, following the film's premiere over...

Turner Classic Movies hires its first African American host

Sep. 9, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacqueline Stewart has been named host of Turner Classic Movies' silent movie program "Silent Sunday Nights," making her the network's first African American host in its 25 year history. TCM on Monday announced the hiring of Stewart, a professor of cinema and media studies at the University...

Rian Johnson's razor-sharp 'Knives Out' revives the whodunit

Sep. 8, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The whodunit, with its puffy armchairs, missing murder weapons and meandering trail of clues, never exactly went out of favor. But in "Knives Out," Rian Johnson has revived the genre with an affectionate ode to Agatha Christie that has some contemporary twists of its own. "Knives Out" made...

Would you be mine? Hanks unveils his Mr. Rogers at festival

Sep. 8, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ever since it was first announced, the idea of Tom Hanks playing Mr. Rogers has seemed like dream casting, a match as snug as a warm zip-up sweater. "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," starring Hanks as the host of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood," premiered Saturday night at the Toronto...