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Toronto: Oscar front-runner shines at Tribute Gala, 'Nope' is reborn at IMAX, Venice-winning doctor comes to town

This is from 60 Toronto International Film Festival . You can read the first dispatch here.

As news hits Venice, a documentary has won the festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion, for only the second time – All Beauty and Bleeding (Neon), Oscar winner Laura Poitras ‘ look at Nan Goldin’s crusade against the Sackler family, winning the title Saturday Italian time – the movie The film festival, which will have its North American premiere in Toronto on Monday night, has just hit its stride.

Sunday night, Harry Styles ) Fever – A few days ago in Olivia Wilde swept Venice’s Don’t Worry Darling (Warner Bros.) premiere, in which he and Florence Pugh , and the relationship between him and Chris Pine Interaction, which may or may not involve spitting – here and there in Canada, as another part of Styles 600 Movie, by Michael Grandage My Cop (Amazon), world premiere here.

Unsurprisingly, a large crowd surrounded the Princess of Wales Theatre, trying to catch a glimpse of the pop star/actor as he entered the venue. But somewhat unexpectedly, many critics and pundits, including you, left the film – a man (Stiles) married to a woman ( Ai Ma Collin ) but in fell in love with another man (David Dawson) s England – for Styles’ performance, even if not the movie itself (currently in percentage on Rotten Tomatoes).

Another big premiere Sunday night in Toronto – This is only the North American premiere because the movie has taken Venice by storm – it’s Darren Aronofsky Whale(A), Samuel D. Hunter’s adaptation of his own semi-autobiographical screenplay by Starring Heartthrob Brendan Fraser as 50-pou nd man, living under the care of a friend ( slimming down Hong Zhou ), he tries to fix the of his estranged daughter (Stranger Things Sadie Sink

relationship ) before it’s too late. The film rocked the Royal Alexandra Theatre, won a long standing ovation and furthered the momentum of Fraser’s Cinderella Story Best Actor Oscar campaign.

The film (a) is about a man racing against time to get along with his daughter, (b) also marks its star’s recovery from a lifeless career, (c) ) also came to Toronto via Venice: 600 of wrestlers , starring Mickey Rourke , and eventually won the Oscar for Best Actor. But there’s one major difference: Rock never exuded the warmth, decency and humility on and off screen that Frazier did – no amount of fat prosthetics could cover it up – which is why I think he can walk the academy go further.

After the premiere, Styles and Fraser rush to the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel – recently departed home base of Queen Elizabeth II in Toronto – 4th Annual TIFF Tribute Gala , a fundraiser for TIFF’s year-round diversity and inclusion efforts, with some pre-announced honors being awarded to outstanding filmmakers.

I am happy to sit at A50 table, which attracted many visitors (including the Dean of the Faculty Janet Yang and the CEO Bill Kramer )) and lookyloos, as the two winners of the night, Fraser and Everything Everywhere All at Once Star Michelle Yeoh , they happen to be in 600 of Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and is now, Oscar’s most The consensus frontrunners for Best Actor and Best Actress, sitting there side by side.

TIFF CEO After a welcome speech) Cameron Bailey , the celebration was followed by TIFF’s ensemble award kicked off with Styles and his My Policeman co-stars, who were escorted by security into the room to accept their prizes before exiting immediately, presumably It’s to avoid the mob scene around Styles. Stiles kicked Colin’s otherwise barely-there dress on his way to the podium, eliciting laughter from the audience before leading everyone away: “Hello. Thank you so much to everyone here, on behalf of all of us , for this wonderful award. We all really enjoyed making this movie and we hope you enjoy it. I’ll pass you on to Emma.”


After Jason Reitman presented the Emerging Talent Award to the director of Sally El Hosaini as The Swimmers (Netflix), Olivia Colman, Sam Mendes ‘ new movie Empire of Light (Searchlight), was introduced to great applause – and screened with Roger Ebert ‘s widow Chaz Ebert awarded Mendes the Albert Director Award. After receiving a standing ovation, Mendes pointed out that his career actually started at TIFF years ago, the world premiere of his first film American Beauty and shared his many years important lessons to be learned.

Stephanie Hsu, The Great Messer Mrs. Yeh The actress also played Yeoh’s daughter in Everything Everywhere All at Once and then brought

– year-old shed tears as she presented the TIFF to share her journey pioneer award – their movie, Hsu Cracking, “shows us the version of Michelle Yeoh we haven’t seen, but we all Desperate to see: every version of Michelle Yeoh !” Unlike other TIFF Tribute winners, Yeoh doesn’t even have a Toronto movie, but this festival, like going on Zhou’s Telluride Film Festival still wants her to be there because, well, everyone is happy for the veteran actress and for her career-building Cheers to the show. “With this award, I think I’m the official pioneer,” Yang said to cheers. “Now that ground has been broken, the next generation of women is laying the groundwork for something greater.”

After that, Sarah Polly presented the Craftsman Award to her Woman Talking Composer Hildur Gudnadóttir (Joker Oscar winner also scored – and signed in – another 1950 Contender, Tár(​​); Oscar-winning Canadian-American Resident Singer/Songwriter/Composer Buffy St. Mary Celebrating with Jeff Skoll Impact Media Awards; then Fraser Spotlight. -year-old, then won the crowd by sharing with them that he spent his teenage years in Toronto (he played by name in several places in town), volunteering to say he had more experience to award awards instead of receiving them (he described the perfect handover, noting that the only personal achievement award he had received before was In his fourth grade, a bowling trophy misspelled his name) and expressed his gratitude to Aronofsky and Hunter (“Art is adventure, you should know they took risks on me, I will be forever grateful”) .

Special screening at TIFF on Monday highlighted No(Universal), the film has been looped in theaters but is boosted here with an IMAX screening followed by a Q&A with the writer/director Jordan Peele . And me and others couldn’t attend Saturday night Global Premiere of The Press by Ryan Johnson Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix), which revolves around Daniel Craig from

Benoit Blanc’s Knives Out new cast role capable of capturing the hearts of comedy audiences in its press/industry screening at Royal Alex The Sandra Theatre is held to accommodate the great interest in film. I’m not sure Glass Onion will be a serious Oscar contender outside of the adapted screenplay category, but I’m sure it will generate a lot of December once it starts streaming .

Now, forgive me, I have to cover the Emmys – from Toronto!



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