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Ava DuVernay says 'deeply meaningful' to mark end to Hollywood strikes in Toronto

Ava DuVernay says 'deeply meaningful' to mark end to Hollywood strikes in Toronto

TORONTO — Trailblazing director Ava DuVernay said Thursday she was “overjoyed” to learn the Hollywood actors’ strike had ended while she was in Toronto to help salute Viola Desmond, calling the news “deeply meaningful” to happen while christening a n
'Timing couldn't have been better': Cineplex hails actors strike end after record Q3

'Timing couldn't have been better': Cineplex hails actors strike end after record Q3

TORONTO — Canada’s largest movie chain had plenty of reasons to celebrate on Thursday. On top of Cineplex Inc.
Denys Arcand on lampooning political correctness with ‘Testament’

Denys Arcand on lampooning political correctness with ‘Testament’

Veteran filmmaker Denys Arcand is having a change of heart. “My energy comes from the public, which is absolutely wonderful,” the 82-year-old Québécois director says in a video call from Montreal.
Movie Review: Iman Vellani is a scene-stealer in low-stakes ‘The Marvels’

Movie Review: Iman Vellani is a scene-stealer in low-stakes ‘The Marvels’

The stakes feel immensely low in “ The Marvels ,” and it’s not because this is a movie that spends a fair amount of time following cats or has an out-of-nowhere musical number.
'Goin' Down the Road' director Shebib, who paved way for Canada's road movie, dies

'Goin' Down the Road' director Shebib, who paved way for Canada's road movie, dies

TORONTO — When Donald Shebib got behind the camera for his 1970 drama "Goin' Down the Road," the director's modest expectations couldn't have foreseen its regard as one of the country's greatest films.
Movie Review: Nicolas Cage finds fame to be highly overrated in chillingly funny ‘Dream Scenario’

Movie Review: Nicolas Cage finds fame to be highly overrated in chillingly funny ‘Dream Scenario’

Quick: What’s a good adjective for Nicolas Cage’s screen presence? Mercurial, perhaps? Volcanic? Volatile? How about mundane, schlubby, average? Not the page we’d think to turn to in our Roget’s Thesaurus.
Alexander Payne on the inspirations of 'The Holdovers' and the movies that shaped him

Alexander Payne on the inspirations of 'The Holdovers' and the movies that shaped him

NEW YORK (AP) — There are rituals to an Alexander Payne movie.
Nia DaCosta makes her mark on Marvel history with 'The Marvels'

Nia DaCosta makes her mark on Marvel history with 'The Marvels'

NEW YORK (AP) — Nia DaCosta, director of the upcoming “The Marvels,” has a diagnosis for the recent struggles of superhero movies. It basically comes down to, she says, “Mo’ money, mo’ problems.” Success inevitably breeds bigger budgets.
‘Priscilla’ stars Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi on trust, Sofia and souvenirs

‘Priscilla’ stars Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi on trust, Sofia and souvenirs

As a child of the South, actor Cailee Spaeny grew up steeped in Graceland mythology, memorabilia and Elvis Presley tunes.
Weekend box office results are muted without ‘Dune: Part Two’

Weekend box office results are muted without ‘Dune: Part Two’

The North American box office had one of its slowest weekends of the year, due in large part to “Dune: Part Two’s” absence from the lineup. Moviegoers had many other options to choose from.