TIFF 2020 kicks off a strange start to the Oscars race
The Toronto International Film Festival, of seemingly endless sprawl, had its wings clipped this year. Instead of the thousands of titles bulging at the program's seams, there was a svelte 50 or so. Blame the pandemic. Release schedules have been rejigged, some films will wait for 2021; Netflix bolted when award bodies overhauled qualification rules. Still, Toronto's trim selection brought focus to proceedings, and we should respect the films that made the leap knowing they would land on unstable ground.
Emmy preview: 'Watchmen' and 'The Mandalorian' lead the way into a strange virtual weekend
The Emmys will be handed out this weekend, but 70 categories have already been presented during the lead-up to the main event in what is perhaps the strangest week in the award's 72-year history, while highlighting the unwieldy nature of the TV industry.
'Ratched' flies closer to 'American Horror Story' than 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'
In the latest bastardization of intellectual property, producer Ryan Murphy's "Ratched" is basically "American Horror Story: Cuckoo's Nest," a sort-of prequel starring Sarah Paulson as the quietly unbending nurse from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," casting her into a florid sea of stylish noir excess. Big, showy roles from a star-studded cast abound, but it's mostly in the service of glossy garbage.
Actress Nicole Weider on how faith 'opened up so many doors' in her film career: 'All things [are] possible'
The "Switched" executive producer and star says that before putting her career into God's hands she was dealing with self-esteem issues stemming from her work in the modeling industry.
Critics rip Netflix for condemning Jerry Harris' alleged abuse of minors after defending 'Cuties'
Netflix raised eyebrows on Thursday while addressing the arrest of "Cheer" star Jerry Harris, who's been accused of sexually abusing minors, amid the fallout of its controversial film "Cuties."