SCOTT FOUNDAS: As this year's Toronto Film Festival hits its midpoint, the headlines are that sales have been slow and that Oscar prognosticators are still looking for The One — that mythical…
The market is open for another round of trading in "Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2," director Johnnie To's sequel to his hit 2011 romantic comedy.
For the second time in a year, the meteoric rise and ignominious demise of 1980s schlock juggernaut Cannon Films comes to the screen in feature-length documentary form.
In "The Humbling," one of his two new movies (along with "Manglehorn") having their North American premieres at the Toronto Film Festival, Al Pacino plays a legendary actor in career freefall. But…
"I am walrus, hear me blubber" might be the mantra of Kevin Smith's "Tusk," an utterly bizarre, weirdly compelling story of manimal love that stakes out its own brazen path somewhere between "The…
Sitting shiva makes the heart grow fonder (and the libido rage and the repressed grievances runneth over) in "This Is Where I Leave You."
Writer-director Damien Chazelle's own experiences in a hyper-competitive high school jazz band helped to inspire "Whiplash," his darkly comic portrait of an obsessive 19-year-old drummer (Miles…
"Sometimes a movie is just a movie," remarks one character early on in Chris Rock's "Top Five"; but in the case of Rock's own third turn in the director's chair, it's also a candid, ferociously funny…
Denzel Washington balances the scales of justice in "The Equalizer," an ultraviolent update of the 1985-89 CBS drama series.
As a gonzo freelance news cameraman prowling for the goriest, grizzliest scoops he can find, Jake Gyllenhaal gives such a buggy, twitchy performance that he resembles some Cronenbergian mutant in an…
Somewhere, Paul Schrader's head must be spinning. Again. Back in 2004, the iconoclastic "Taxi Driver" screenwriter found himself locked in a headline-grabbing battle for creative control when his…