The IndieWire TIFF 2019 Bible: Every Review, Interview, and News Item Posted During the Festival

Awards season will start to take shape this month in Toronto, with a slew of exciting premieres and previous debuts making a play for recognition.
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Lineup and Pre-Festival Announcements and News

TIFF 2019 to Open With Premiere of Music Doc ‘Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band’

TIFF Reveals First Slate of 2019 Films, Including ‘Joker,’ ‘Uncut Gems,’ ‘Knives Out,’ and More

TIFF 2019 Reveals Full Canadian Lineup, Including 26 New Films and David Foster Tribute

TIFF 2019 Announces Platform Lineup, Including New Films From Julie Delpy and Alice Winocour

TIFF 2019 Announces Docs and Midnight Madness Slates, With Films From Alex Gibney and Takashi Miike

TIFF Adds More High-Profile Titles, Including ‘Lucy in the Sky’ and Kristen Stewart in ‘Seberg’

TIFF Primetime Lineup: ‘Mrs. Fletcher,’ ‘Briarpatch,’ ‘Limetown’ Lead 2019 TV Lineup

TIFF 2019 Announces Platform Jury, Breaks Tradition of Filmmaker-Heavy Judges Lineup

TIFF 2019 Tribute Gala Will Honor Participant Media and a ‘Female Emerging Talent’

Meryl Streep to Be Honored With TIFF’s Inaugural Tribute Actor Award

‘Atlantics’ Filmmaker Mati Diop to Be Honored With TIFF’s Inaugural Mary Pickford Award​

Pre-Festival Analysis

TIFF Touts Awards-Ready ‘Joker’ as Festival Launches Nontraditional Contenders

TIFF and Venice Lineups Are Good Reasons to Get Excited For the Fall — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

Julie Delpy Made a Genetic Thriller and Riz Ahmed Is a Heavy Metal Drummer: TIFF Platform Highlights

TIFF Will Screen a 14-Hour Documentary on Women Directors That Will ‘Rewrite Film History’

Why ‘Parasite’ Could Be a Major Oscar Contender — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

Bruce Springsteen Turns Director for Inventive Concert Film ‘Western Stars’

Fall Film Festival Hype: Final Predictions Before the Season Officially Begins

TIFF 2019: How the Festival Spread Black Voices Across This Year’s Lineup

TIFF 2019: Here’s 19 Films for Sale in a Tepid Festival Market

TIFF 2019: 19 Films We Can’t Wait to See, From ‘Just Mercy’ to ‘The Goldfinch’ and More

TIFF 2019: 8 Queer Films We Can’t Wait to See, From ‘Comets’ to ‘The Capote Tapes’

Film Reviews

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Review: Tom Hanks Was Born to Play Mister Rogers

‘Knives Out’ Review: Rian Johnson’s Hugely Entertaining Whodunnit Offers Sharp Takedown of White Entitlement

‘Hustlers’ Review: Lorene Scafaria’s Wildly Entertaining Crime Thriller Will Change Stripper Movies Forever

‘Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band’ Review: Sour Notes and Reckless Self-Mythologizing

‘Blackbird’ Review: Susan Sarandon Wants to Die in Satisfying Remake of Danish Drama

‘The Kingmaker’ Review: Imelda Marcos Doc Delivers the Awful Truth Behind a Dictator’s Comeback

‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Review: Armando Iannucci’s Quirky Dickens Take Is His First Mixed Bag

‘I Am Woman’ Review: Biopic Tropes Can’t Dim Shine of Tilda Cobham-Hervey’s Star Turn As Helen Reddy

‘The Cave’ Review: A Gripping Look at a Woman Saving Lives in Post-Apocalyptic Syria

Television Reviews

‘Limetown’ Review: Jessica Biel Enlivens Facebook Watch’s Spooky Podcast Adaptation — TIFF

‘Briarpatch’ Review: USA Network’s Neo-Noir Gets Some Serious Flair From Ana Lily Amirpour — TIFF


Julie Delpy on Her Most Personal Film, the ‘Horrible’ Twist That Almost Killed It, and Why Marvel Hasn’t Called

‘Marriage Story’: Noah Baumbach On How His ‘Extremely Personal’ Movie Became His Most Ambitious

‘Hustlers’: How Director Lorene Scafaria Reinvented the Stripper Movie For a Female Audience

Nicolas Cage Wants to Work With ‘Midsommar’ Director Ari Aster, But Hates Torture Porn

Press Conferences, Panels, Events, and Other News

IndieWire Celebrates Female Filmmakers at TIFF Dinner With Canada Goose

At TIFF, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer Say Some Movies Don’t Need Wide Release and That’s OK

‘Knives Out’ First Reactions: TIFF Goes Wild for Rian Johnson’s Murder Mystery

TIFF 2019: Here Are the Most Surprising Fall Movies So Far

‘Sweetness in the Belly’ Producers, Filmmaker Address Controversy Over Dakota Fanning Refugee Drama

TIFF Confirms Cineplex Policy Banning Netflix and Amazon From Primary Screening Venue

Led Zeppelin Was So Moved by ‘The Friend,’ the Band Cut a Rare Deal to Include Its Songs in the Film

Clips, Trailers, Posters, and More

‘The Lost Okoroshi’ Trailer: TIFF Premiere Is an Afrofuturistic Journey Through Nigerian Masquerade

Film Stars Narrate Mark Cousins’ ‘Women Make Film’ 14-Hour Documentary Epic — Exclusive

‘Waves’ Trailer: Trey Edward Shults’ Telluride Breakout Is a Must-See Indie This Fall

‘Just Mercy’ Trailer: Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson Fight For Justice

‘First Love’ Trailer: Takashi Miike’s Cannes Yakuza Comedy Looks Bonkers

‘Jojo Rabbit’ Sharply Divides TIFF With Oscar Buzz and Uproar Over Nazi Storyline

‘The Lighthouse’ Official Trailer: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson Lose Their Damn Minds


At TIFF, Small Movies Rule a Marketplace That’s Reluctant to Take Risks

TIFF 2019 Deals: The Complete List of Festival Purchases So Far

Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Gets Fox Searchlight Distribution for 2020


TIFF 2019 Lineup: ‘Joker,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Knives Out,’ and Many More

Female Filmmakers Celebrated at IndieWire’s TIFF Dinner Presented by Canada Goose

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