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Feinberg Forecast: Scott’s First Post-TIFF Look at the Oscar Race

PLEASE NOTE: This forecast, assembled by The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor of awards coverage Scott Feinberg, reflects his best attempt to predict the behavior of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, not his personal preferences. He arrives at these projections by drawing upon consultations with voters and industry insiders, analysis of marketing and […]

Why TIFF and Venice Dealmaking Felt Like Business-as-Usual Amid the Strikes

Crisis? What crisis? If the independent film industry went into this year’s fall festival season with a sense of impending doom — the double strike raising fears of a production slowdown and confusion over SAG-AFTRA’s interim agreements, worrying buyers and sellers alike — the initial signs coming out of the Toronto International Film Festival and […]

‘Stamped From the Beginning’ Review: Roger Ross Williams’ Absorbing but Limited Doc Recasts Black History’s Narrators

The director of 'Love to Love You, Donna Summer' and 'Cassandro' adapts Ibram X. Kendi's influential book about the roots of American racism.

‘They Shot the Piano Player’ Review: A Deeply Felt Portrait of a Virtuoso Who Wandered Into the Crosshairs of a Police State

‘Chico & Rita’ helmers Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal reteam for another animated film, this time combining documentary material and invented sequences to tell the story of a beloved Brazilian musician.

The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 15 Best Films of the Fall Fests?

Career highs for Emma Stone and Nicolas Cage, a delicious Frederick Wiseman doc, a poignant gay ghost story and two knockout dramas about the refugee crisis in Europe are among?THR?critics’ 15 faves from Venice, Telluride and Toronto.

‘The Peasants’ Review: ‘Loving Vincent’ Directors Return With a Sumptuous Animated Portrait of a Polish Village

The new film from DK Welchman and Hugh Welchman is an adaptation of a Nobel Prize-winning Polish novel.

‘The Movie Teller’ Review: Berenice Bejo and Daniel Bruhl in Lone Scherfig’s Graceful but Slight Drama About Film Love

The director of 'An Education' delivers a different 1960s-set coming-of-age story, this one set in a Chilean mining town.

‘Wicked Little Letters’ Review: Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley Reunite in Strained Period Comedy

Thea Sharrock directs a feature based on a real-life scandal that occurred in Littlehampton in 1920.

Toronto Awards Analysis: ‘American Fiction’ Oscar Contender Status Cemented by Audience Award

Anyone who was inside Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre on Friday, Sept. 8, for the world premiere of American Fiction — an Amazon/MGM film that came into the festival with virtually no profile — could feel it: Cord Jefferson’s satire about American racial dynamics was clicking on all levels. Audience members were howling with laughter, choking back […]

Toronto: Cord Jefferson’s ‘American Fiction’ Wins Audience Award

Cord Jefferson’s American Fiction picked up the top People’s Choice honor Sunday at the Toronto Film Festival, which wrapped up a 48th edition with little Hollywood star wattage amid the uncertainty of dual Hollywood strikes. Jefferson’s feature directorial debut, an adaptation for Orion of Percival Everett’s 2001 novel Erasure, had its world premiere in Toronto at the Princess […]

‘Sly’ Review: Netflix’s Sylvester Stallone Doc Is Alternately Illuminating and Evasive

The star is the subject of a film by Thom Zimny that includes Henry Winkler, Quentin Tarantino and Arnold Schwarzenegger among interviewees.

Toronto: Anil Kapoor on India’s Film Industry Conquering the West: “Bollywood is Coming of Age”

After India?recently had one of its spacecraft reach the?moon, Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor says it’s time for the country’s booming film industry to land more box office performers in the West. “I feel Bollywood is coming of age and a lot of filmmakers are making movies that appeal to international audiences, and they’re happy […]