A heartfelt but scattershot documentary that tries to get inside the mind of Donald Trump's America, but mainly succeeds as a snapshot of the 2016…
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A review of new films from Paolo Sorrentino and Jason Reitman.
A recap of the films that played at this year’s Telluride Film Festival, including First Man, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Boy Erased and more.
An article about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet scheduled for August 9th.
An interview with Jason Reitman and Mackenzie Davis about "Tully."
A piece on the representation of the C-section in American movies.
A countdown of our most anticipated films coming this winter.
An interview with actor Michael Cera, star of "Person to Person" and "Lemon."
A review of two good new shows: Hulu's "Casual" and Amazon's "Red Oaks".
A TIFF report on the new Jason Reitman film, "Ruth & Alex" and "Boychoir."
Roderick Heath on "We Are the Best!"; The whiplash of journalism; Hollywood's secret sequel economy; Chatting with Seth Meyers; Kirk Douglas on Lauren Bacall.
Sam Fragoso reports on the Eberfest screening of Jason Reitman's "Young Adult" with Patton Oswalt.
A complete guide to the 16th Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival.
Jason Bateman talks about directing, working with kids, and shaking up his nice-guy image for an R-rated comedy.
Spike Lee will present a screening of "Do the Right Thing" at Ebertfest 2014 to commemorate the film's 25th anniversary.
Ebertfest sneaks the names of a few guests in anticipation of announcing the full lineup.
Author Joyce Maynard talks about teaching Jason Reitman to bake a pie, writing a romance about a mother, and seeing the stories she writes as a film in her imagination.
The Toronto International Film Festival tribute to Roger was a time for tears, laughter and memories.
Sofia Coppola's privilege problem; why "Happy Birthday to You" isn't in the public domain; surveillance in America, and in the movies; five dictators who despise social media.
Marie writes: many simply know her as the girl with the black helmet. Mary Louise Brooks (1906 - 1985), aka Louise Brooks, an American dancer, model, showgirl and silent film actress famous for her bobbed haircut and sex appeal. To cinefiles, she's best remembered for her three starring roles in Pandora's Box (1929) and Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) directed by G. W. Pabst, and Prix de Beauté (1930) by Augusto Genina. She starred in 17 silent films (many lost) and later authored a memoir, Lulu in Hollywood."She regards us from the screen as if the screen were not there; she casts away the artifice of film and invites us to play with her." - Roger, from his review of the silent classic Pandor's Box.
Marie writes: Belgium club member Koen Van Loocke has submitted the following and it's so awesome, I have no words. But first, background..The Cinematic Orchestra is led by composer/programmer/multi-instrumentalist Jason Swinscoe, who formed his first group "Crabladder" in 1990 while a Fine Arts student at Cardiff College. The group's fusion of jazz and hardcore punk elements with experimental rhythms, inspired Swinscoe to further explore the musical possibilites and by the time the group disbanded in the mid-'90s, he was playing DJ at various clubs and pirate radio stations in and around London.
Marie writes: Behold an extraordinary collection of Steampunk characters, engines and vehicles created by Belgian artist Stephane Halleux. Of all the artists currently working in the genre, I think none surpass the sheer quality and detail to be found in his wonderful, whimsical pieces...
Left to right: Little Flying Civil, Beauty Machine, Le Rouleur de Patin(click images to enlarge)
• Toronto Journal #1More than in previous years, I'm noticing the laptops in the audiences here at the Toronto Film Festival. Some of the bloggers seem to be beginning their reviews as the end credits still play. Then you see them outside, sitting on a corridor floor, their computers tethered to an electric umbilical, as they type urgently. Of course many of them share their opinions in quick conversational bursts, and a consensus develops. Most films good enough for an important festival, I think, require a little more marinating.