Toronto 2011 in 60 Seconds: A Collection of All Our Coverage

Toronto 2011 in 60 Seconds: A Collection of All Our Coverage

Sep 21, 2011


Gareth EvansOn the final day of the Toronto International Film Festival, the biggest celebrities are the filmmakers (and we don't mean George Clooney and Madonna). Gareth Evans, right, directed action thriller The Raid, which won the People's Choice Award for the Midnight Madness section, and seems very happy about it. (See a link to Christopher Campbell's review of the movie, which generated a tremendous amount of buzz, below.)

The winner of the People's Choice Award (overall) was the Lebanese film Where Do We Go Now?, directed by and starring Nadine Labaki, who was traveling in Europe when she heard the news. 

Last year, The King's Speech won the award, on its way to multiple Academy Awards, so this could be the start of good things for the little-heralded, but warmly received, film. Where Do We Go Now? is Lebanon's official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. (The Guardian)



Reviews (listed alphabetically by movie title): 

'A Dangerous Method' TIFF Review: David Cronenberg's Hands-Off Period Piece by Monika Bartyzel

'Albert Nobbs' TIFF Review: Glenn Close is Front-and-Center and Powerful Once Again by Monika Bartyzel

'Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope' TIFF Review: Morgan Spurlock's Documentary is a Delight for Fans and Non-Fans Alike by Christopher Campbell

'Coriolanus' TIFF Review: Ralph Fiennes' Directorial Debut Finds Modernity in Little-Known Shakespeare by Monika Bartyzel

'Friends with Kids' TIFF Review: Jennifer Westfeldt Offers Great Rom-Com Laughs in Her Directorial Debut by Monika Bartyzel

'God Bless America' TIFF Review: Bobcat Goldthwait Goes Off On a Hilarious Cinematic Rant with This Pitch Black Comedy by Christopher Campbell

'Hysteria' TIFF Review: Tanya Wexler's Successful Mixture of Laughter, History, and Feminism by Monika Bartyzel

'Into the Abyss' TIFF Review: Werner Herzog Presents a Horror Documentary Based in a Texan Tragedy by Christopher Campbell

'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' TIFF Review: Jason Segel + Duplass Brothers = A Wildly Funny Quest for Meaning by Monika Bartyzel

'Lovely Molly' TIFF Review: 'Blair Witch' Co-Director Eduardo Sanchez Plays With and Evolves From the Style He Popularized by Christopher Campbell 

'Moneyball' TIFF Review: Like a Home Run By Barry Bonds Playing Tee-Ball by Christopher Campbell

'The Raid' TIFF Review: All Action, All the Time by Christopher Campbell 

'Take This Waltz' TIFF Review: There's No Perfect Romance for Michelle Williams in Sarah Polley's Latest by Monika Bartyzel

'Ten Year' TIFF Review: A Bloated Cast Overshadows Charming Moments by Monika Bartyzel

'Twixt' TIFF Review: Francis Ford Coppola's Latest is Part 3D, Part Vampire Movie, All Disappointment by Christopher Campbell

'Wuthering Heights' TIFF Review: Andrea Arnold's Take Emphasizes Darkness Over Romance by Monika Bartyzel




Bobcat Goldthwait TIFF 2011 Interview: Cruel to Be Kind by Fred Topel


TIFF Dialogue: Chloe Moretz on the Controversial 'Hick' and Upcoming 'Hugo,' 'Dark Shadows' and 'Kick-Ass 2' by Fred Topel


TIFF Dialogue: 'Restless' Director Gus Van Sant on Cancer Comedies, Kids on Facebook and Remakes Like 'Psycho' by Fred Topel



Roundups (in reverse date order, all by yours truly):


Toronto 2011 in 60 Seconds: Busy Jessica Chastain Signs Autographs, 'Oranges' Picked Up, Roundups Begin


Toronto 2011 in 60 Seconds: Maggie Gyllenhaal Talks Vibrators, Two More Deals, and Apocalyptic Needs


Toronto 2011 in 60 Seconds: Nic Cage and the Naked Man, Chloe Moretz Has No Regrets and Tweets, Marketplace Warms Up


Toronto 2011 in 60 Seconds: Madonna's Volunteergate, Deals Fall Into Place, Tweeting Joy and Discontent


Toronto 2011 in 60 Seconds: After-Party Glow, Two Reviews, One Trailer, and "A Very Naked Festival"


Toronto 2011 in 60 Seconds: Comparing Keira Knightley, Female Filmmakers, New Deal Pending


TIFF 2011 in 60 Seconds: Robert De Niro's Sneakers, Gus Van Sant Talks, Bobcat Blesses America


TIFF 2011 in 60 Seconds: U2, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and, Oh Yes, Movies



Other Coverage: 


Female Directors at TIFF 2011 Roundup: Lynn Shelton Prevails While Madonna, Julia Leigh, and Mary Harron Falter by Monika Bartyzel 

Girls on Film: We Need to Talk About Lynne Ramsay by Monika Bartyzel

Short Rounds: They Make Shorts in Canada, Eh? by Daniel Walber



4:44 Last Day on Earth. Drama, directed by Abel Ferrara, with Willem Dafoe, Paz de la Huerta, Natasha Lyonne. Distributor: IFC Films. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Americano. Drama, directed by Mathieu Demy, with Salma Hayek, Chiara Mastroianni, Marcello Mastroianni, Geraldine Chaplin. Distributor: MPI Media Group. (indieWIRE)


The Awakening. Supernatural thriller, with Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton. Distributor: Cohen Media Group. (Variety)


The Day. Post-apocalyptic thriller, with Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore. Distributor: WWE Studios. (The Hollywood Reporter)


God Bless America. Comedy, directed by Bobcat Goldthwaite. Distributor: Magnolia Pictures. (Deadline)


Goon. Hockey comedy. Distributor: Magnet Releasing. (Deadline

The Hunter. Psychological drama, with Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O'Connor. Distributor: Magnolia Pictures. (indieWIRE)
The Incident. Horror, directed by Alexandre Courtes. Distributor: IFC Midnight. (DeadlineScreen International.)

Killer Joe, Drama, directed by William Friedkin, with Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon, Juno Temple. Distributor: Liddell Entertainment. (The Hollywood Reporter


My Sister's Sister. Comedy, directed by Lynn Shelton, with Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass, Rosemarie DeWitt. Distributor: IFC Films. (Variety)
The Oranges. Comedy, with Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney, Alia Shawkat, Adam Brody, Leighton Meester, got picked up by Distributor: ATO Pictures. (indieWIRE)
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Comedy, directed by Lasse Helstrom, with Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas. Distributor: CBS Films. (Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter, Screen International, Variety.) 
This is Not a Film. Documentary, directed by Jafar Panahi. Distributor: Palisades Tartan. (indieWIRE)
Trishna. Drama. directed by Michael Winterbottom, with Frieda Pinto. Distributor: Sundance Selects. (Screen Daily)
Wuthering Heights. Drama, directed by Andrea Arnold. Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories. (Deadline)
@LadySnarksalot: "Another great year for #TIFF11 and I really liked 12/14 movies!! But, I really need a vacation now…"
@MMBris: "Had an amazing time at #TIFF11, can't wait to volunteer next year! Going to miss everyone I worked with at the #AGO."
@rachel_is_here: "'Uncle Marv will appear for the last time' says the Donald Sutherland look-alike next to me. This is the end of #TIFF11."
@katarinag: "Although I do realize that it's kind of twisted, recovering from TIFF by going to a movie."
"What They're Saying About the Awards Winners." (David Hudson's The Daily at Mubi)

"The Ten Most Buzzed-About Films That Sill Haven't Found a U.S. Distributor." (The Hollywood Reporter)


"James Franco and Other Art Stars of the Toronto Film Festival." (New York Times)


"As Toronto Fest Winds Down, Fall Film Season is Wide Open." (Los Angeles Times)

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