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Meet The Characters Of The Mo Brothers' HEADSHOT

The Raid star Iko Uwais anchors the cast of Headshot, the latest from Indonesian directing duo The Mo Brothers (Killers). And with the film's world premiere coming soon as part of the Toronto International Film Festival with the Indonesian theatrical...

Gritty South African Drama In VAYA Trailer

South Africa's Akin Omotoso is on something of a hot streak. Already a well known and respected actor seen in titles such as Blood Diamond, Shake Hands With The Devil and Lord Of War, Omotoso came to international attention as...

Kurosawa, Larrain and Denis Anchor The TIFF Platform Competition

The addition of the Platform competitive program at the Toronto International Film Festival - a festival which had, until that point, refused any sort of official competition throughout its entire lifespan - shook things up a little bit at the...

Toronto 2016 Vanguard Announcement Led by Amirpour, Du Welz, and Nacho Vigalondo

TIFF's Vanguard Program(me) always features some of the most innovative filmmakers on the international scene. Ana Lily Amirpour is just that and her debut feature A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night made everyone sit up and ask what else...

Wheatley, Wingard, 'Mo Bros. Lead Toronto 2016 Midnight Madness Announcement

We shoulda seen it coming when Free Fire, the latest from UK madman Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise), was announced to be having its "European" Premiere at BFI London in October. That's code for "It's headed to TIFF!" Indeed it...

Xavier Dolan, Kim Nguyen and Bruce McDonald Anchor The Canadian Selection At TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival today announced their Canadian slate for the massive festival and it's a compelling blend of established names and rising talent this year spanning multiple genres and programs. For the established crowd big names like Xavier...

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Leads Massive Wave Of Toronto Film Festival Selections

Though life and general business kept us from saying so at the time, the Toronto International Film Festival announced their first massive wave of selections yesterday and there is some very impressive stuff coming to Canadian screens in the fall....

DEMON Director Marcin Wrona: 1973 - 2015

Marcin Wrona, director of the Polish horror film Demon, which just had its world premiere here in Toronto, has passed away suddenly back home in Poland. Below is a statement released by a personal friend of Marcin's, Jim Dobson, on...

Toronto 2015: PORTAL TO HELL!!! One Last Taste of Roddy Piper's Greatness

Jack would like to read his book in peace. The trouble is, he is the superintendent of a low-rent building with inhabitants that require too much of his time. Toilets get clogged. Bulbs burn out. Toasters no longer toast. Then...

Toronto 2015: Check Out The Teaser For Sono's THE WHISPERING STAR

Sono Sion's latest project, the sci-fi film The Whispering Star, premiered two nights ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, and just ahead of this date, the film's first teaser has appeared online.Much has been made of Sono's pace this...

Get Punched In The Face By SPL 2!

Already a massive hit in China, martial arts extravaganza SPL 2 has it's North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival with a midnight screening at the Ryerson Theatre tomorrow - Thursday, September 17th - and North American Distributor...

Toronto 2015: Watch The First Two Minutes Of Robin Pront's Debut THE ARDENNES

Robin Pront's debut feature film The Ardennes is all set to have its world premiere here in Toronto Monday night as part of the Discovery program at TIFF. ScreenAnarchy has an exclusive clip of the first two minutes from his film...

The Trailer For POV Actioner HARDCORE Totally Is

Ahead of its world premiere tonight in Toronto's Midnight Madness section, a trailer has dropped for Ilya Naishuller's first person actioner Hardcore. The less said about the trailer the better, but first...You may recall that Naishuller and his team were...

Toronto 2015: Mike Flanagan's 'Secret Project' HUSH Creates Buzz At Buyers Screening

It is been a kind of up and down week for Oculus and Ouija 2 director Mike Flanagan. Earlier in the week a horror film he made with Relativity Media, Before I Wake, got shelved while that company continues to deal with...

Toronto 2015: Kormakur's TRAPPED Ushers Iceland Into The Nordic Noir Wave

If not for the fact that everything has fallen apart around him, Andri's life would be perfect. The chief of police in a town so small that the biggest issue of the day are locals calling to complain about their...

DEMOLITION Trailer: Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Break Stuff

The customer satisfaction letter everyone wants to write to a vending machine company, what...wait?  Jake Gyllenhaal, very much in his movie-star prime, offers a sharp and funny narration which smoothly transitions to pathos and sentiment before an escalating desire to...

Watch A Creepy Clip From Osgood Perkins' FEBRUARY

With the world premiere of Osgood Perkins' debut feature, February, just around the corner at the Toronto International Film Festival a new clip has just been released showcasing the supremely creepy mood of the piece.In FEBRUARY, beautiful and haunted Joan...

Toronto 2015: Poster Debut For Discovery Title BLACK

Love across rival gangs is a story as old as time. It's also the subject of Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah's Black, premiering in Discovery at TIFF next week. We've got the first look at the stylish poster for...

THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS Clip Turns Philosophical

Kal Penn waxes philosophical about PCs and Macs in a new clip from The Girl in the Photographs. The film will enjoy its world premiere in the Midnight Madness section at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. The official synopsis is...

First RIVER Teaser Suggests You Should Mind Your Own Damn Business

Hey, I get it. You see something bad going down, your first instinct is to help. That's a good thing, a humane reaction, something we tell our children that they should do. But sometimes, maybe you should mind your own...