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17 Sep 2015 - 10:04 AM  UPDATED 28 Sep 2015 - 10:32 AM

13 top festival films from Toronto
In its 40th year TIFF has presented a number of films that are surely Oscar bound.

Reviews

The Dressmaker review: Haughty couture revenge fable is daft fun
Solid performances and period perfection outweigh the patchy narrative
The Danish Girl review: Weak script betrays strong performances
Awards season favourite fails to live up to early promise
About Ray review: Story of gender transition struggles with its own identity
TIFF2015 review
Where To Invade Next review: Moore's schtick doesn't quite stick
Docomaker embarks on a world tour to track down the AWOL 'American Dream'.
Stonewall review: A cheap poster boy for the cause
First-look review from TIFF.
Looking for Grace review: An ambitious, involving desert drama
A teen runaway drama is a study of human beings under pressure.

Interviews

Sherpa - Jennifer Peedom interview
Jen Peedom talks about her desire to shine a light on the enormous risks taken by Nepal's Sherpas.

News

Australian film 'Looking for Grace' to compete in Toronto and Venice film festivals
Sue Brooks is the first Australian woman director to have a film in official competition at Venice Film Festival in 15 years. 'Looking for Grace' will also screen in the inaugural Toronto Film Festival 'Platform' competition.
Australian film Tanna to tell Romeo and Juliet-like tale in Melanesia
“I think it’s going to be really groundbreaking," says the film’s co-writer John Collee, of Master and Commander fame.
Aretha Franklin doco 'Amazing Grace' pulled from Toronto Film Festival
The Toronto Film Festival has pulled 'Amazing Grace' after the Aretha Franklin documentary became the subject of a legal dispute at Telluride Film Festival.
Geoffrey Rush talks singing 'Love Shack' at TIFF karaoke (interview)
Geoffrey Rush is as fearless in his song choices as he is in his performances.
'London Fields' pulled from Toronto over director-producers tiff
TIFF has pulled 'London Fields' from its lineup after the movie's director filed a lawsuit against the producers.
Brie Larson's 'Room' wins people's choice award at Toronto Film Festival
'Room', an adaptation of the Man Booker Prize-nominated novel about a mother and child held captive for years, won top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.
Indigenous coming of age movie 'Spear' premieres at TIFF
The Indigenous dance icon behind the smash-hit ‘The Sapphires’, Stephen Page, has focused his talents behind the camera, directing the new Indigenous coming of age movie, ‘Spear’, which premiered at the TIFF.