Matt writes: RogerEbert.com publisher Chaz Ebert recently announced that Oscar-nominated French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve will receive the TIFF Ebert Director Award at the 2021 TIFF Tribute Awards, which will take place during the 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
An article about the TIFF Tribute Awards being presented this year on television with Chloé Zhao being awarded the TIFF Ebert Director Award.
An article about New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi receiving the Ebert Director Award at the annual Toronto International Film Festival during the TIFF Tribute Gala Awards.
An article about the Black Harvest Film Festival celebrating its 25th anniversary at Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center, where it runs from August 3rd through the 29th.
The newest on Blu-ray and DVD, including Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born, and Overlord.
Matt writes: With the 91st Academy Awards telecast scheduled to be broadcast this Sunday, February 24th, Collin Souter devotes his latest installment of Short Films in Focus to all of the shorts nominated for Oscars this year (and yes, ALL of the nominees deserve to be televised, as do the entirety of the winners' acceptance speeches in each category). One of the Best Documentary Short Subject nominees, Marshall Curry's "A Night at the Garden" is embedded below, and according to Souter, it appears to have "broken precedent" with its exceptionally brief running time (clocking in just over seven minutes in length).
The latest on streaming and Blu-ray, including Support the Girls, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Galveston, and The Magnificent Ambersons.