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TIFF Riffs... The Best from the Toronto International Film Festival, Part One

TIFF Riffs... The Best from the Toronto International Film Festival, Part One

By Frank J. Avella | Sep 16, 2021

While some of the major films at 46th Toronto International Film Festival are only being screened in person, there is plenty of excellent fare made available for critics. Here are some choices.

Review: Affecting 'Jump, Darling' Succeeds Because of Cloris Leachman

Review: Affecting 'Jump, Darling' Succeeds Because of Cloris Leachman

By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 15, 2021

Cloris Leachman's exquisite swan song is poignant and affecting.

NYC's NewFest Reveals 2021 Slate, Including Opening Night of 'Mayor Pete'

NYC's NewFest Reveals 2021 Slate, Including Opening Night of 'Mayor Pete'

Sep 15, 2021

The first-ever hybrid edition of NewFest's flagship festival will include a stunning program of 130+ new features and short film premieres playing in-person at theaters throughout New York City and streaming on-demand nationwide. 

Review: Film Adaptation of 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' Preserves the Play's Wit, Warmth

Review: Film Adaptation of 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' Preserves the Play's Wit, Warmth

By Kevin Taft | Sep 15, 2021

"Jamie" shines in the long-awaited feature film adaptation of the hit West End musical.

Seattle Queer Film Festival Returns for 26th Year

Seattle Queer Film Festival Returns for 26th Year

Sep 15, 2021

The largest festival of its kind in the Pacific Northwest will be a hybrid of both virtual and in-person screenings at various venues.

Watch: Triple-Threat Tom Prior is on Fire with Queer-Empowering 'Firebird'

Watch: Triple-Threat Tom Prior is on Fire with Queer-Empowering 'Firebird'

By Frank J. Avella | Sep 15, 2021

EDGE's Frank Avella talks with hunky actor Tom Prior, who stars in the indie film "Firebird," just prior to the film's premiere at Outfest last month.

Jessica Chastain Redeems a Televangelist in 'Tammy Faye'

Jessica Chastain Redeems a Televangelist in 'Tammy Faye'

By Jake Coyle | Sep 15, 2021

In the nearly 10 years it took for Jessica Chastain to get made a film about the Christian televangelist Tammy Faye Messner, she studied many of the kinds of things you'd expect.

Review: 'Firebird' a Gay Military Drama with a Great Cast, No Surprises

Review: 'Firebird' a Gay Military Drama with a Great Cast, No Surprises

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 14, 2021

Director Peeter Rebane's "Firebird" is a tale of forbidden love behind the Iron Curtain of Soviet-occupied Estonia in the 1970s and '80s.

Review: Bruce LaBruce Makes Satire Sexy with His Brainy, Brawny 'Saint-Narcisse'

Review: Bruce LaBruce Makes Satire Sexy with His Brainy, Brawny 'Saint-Narcisse'

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 14, 2021

Iconoclastic director Bruce LaBruce plays with contrasting stripes of identity, and eros, in the subtly satirical thriller "Saint-Narcise."

Eyes of Tammy Faye: Dramatic Adaptation of the Televangelist Documentary

Eyes of Tammy Faye: Dramatic Adaptation of the Televangelist Documentary

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 14, 2021

Jessica Chastain stuns with mascara-eyed sincerity in the narrative adaptation of the acclaimed documentary, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," about the rise and fall of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.

The Truman Show: 'The Capote Tapes' Reveals the Writer's Lost Legacy

The Truman Show: 'The Capote Tapes' Reveals the Writer's Lost Legacy

By Brian Bromberger | Sep 14, 2021

The new documentary about Truman Capote largely succeeds in telling the never-heard-before true story behind the headlines and gossip about a gay writer who paid a tremendous price for his gift.

Review: Gorgeous 'Arabesque' Complete With Cinematic Royalty - Sophia Loren and Gregory Peck

Review: Gorgeous 'Arabesque' Complete With Cinematic Royalty - Sophia Loren and Gregory Peck

By Frank J. Avella | Sep 14, 2021

Convoluted script notwithstanding, "Arabesque" is a gorgeous film with two stellar performances by cinematic royalty, Sophia Loren and Gregory Peck.

Review: Paul Schrader's 'The Card Counter' is a Revelatory and Intensely Constructed Thriller

Review: Paul Schrader's 'The Card Counter' is a Revelatory and Intensely Constructed Thriller

By Greg Vellante | Sep 14, 2021

Paul Schrader new film continues his career-long exploration of men coming to terms with their demons, getting under one's skin in revelatory and haunting ways.

Post-'Cinderella,' Animated Movies We'd Like To See as Live-Action Films

Post-'Cinderella,' Animated Movies We'd Like To See as Live-Action Films

By Christopher Ehlers | Sep 13, 2021

Though it is not based on the Disney cartoon, the new live-action remake of "Cinderella" brings to mind the trend of cartoons being remade into live-action films. Here are some suggestions for further remakes.

2021 Toronto Int. Film Fest Diary: Entry 2 - Hybrid Blues & Awards Fare

2021 Toronto Int. Film Fest Diary: Entry 2 - Hybrid Blues & Awards Fare

By C.J. Prince | Sep 13, 2021

EDGE contributor C.J. Prince continues his dispatch from the Toronto International Film Festival, where he details the pros and cons of a hybrid festival and films you may see at the Oscars, including "Titane," and Jane Campion's "The Power of the Dog."

Elegance and Whimsy Mix at Venice Film Festival

Elegance and Whimsy Mix at Venice Film Festival

Sep 13, 2021

Whether it was Timothée Chalamet's beaming face or those looks exchanged between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, the 78th Venice International Film Festival mixed elegance and fun.

Bi Bond? Hint of James Bond's Sexual Past Nearly Cut from 'Skyfall'

Bi Bond? Hint of James Bond's Sexual Past Nearly Cut from 'Skyfall'

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 12, 2021

Longtime "James Bond" franchise producer Barbara Broccoli revealed in a new documentary that the studio wanted a bi-suggestive James Bond line snipped from 2012's "Skyfall."

'Shang-Chi' Tops Box Office Again with $35.8 Million

'Shang-Chi' Tops Box Office Again with $35.8 Million

By Jake Coyle | Sep 12, 2021

"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" stayed on top at the box office, collecting $35.8 million in ticket sales in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

French Abortion Drama 'Happening' Tops Venice Film Festival

French Abortion Drama 'Happening' Tops Venice Film Festival

Sep 12, 2021

Audrey Diwan's 1960s abortion drama won the Golden Lion at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, while the runner up honor went to Paolo Sorrentino's semi-autobiographical film.

'Free Solo' Filmmakers Swap Peaks for Depths in 'The Rescue'

'Free Solo' Filmmakers Swap Peaks for Depths in 'The Rescue'

By Jake Coyle | Sep 12, 2021

The documentary retraces the 2018 rescue of a youth soccer team from Thailand's Tham Luang cave, detailing the daring underwater maneuvers of an international group of elite cave divers.

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