An Eerie, Thrilling Trip to the Toronto International Film Festival

With theaters at 50 percent capacity, our critic found herself somewhat isolated as she took in highlights like “The Tsugua Diaries” and “Hold Your Fire.”

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Red Carpet or Not, Film Festivals Roll On

Fresh leadership and veteran instincts helped keep film festivals running during the pandemic. The leaders of the major festivals speak about how.

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We Watched the New York and Toronto Film Festivals From Home

Our critics examine the highs, the lows and the oddities of the online versions of events in Toronto and New York.

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Films Hit Festivals Trying to Create Buzz Without a Crowd

The pandemic has upended the circuit, meaning smaller movies face an even greater challenge in attracting deep-pocketed distributors.

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When a Film Festival Goes Virtual, What Do We Lose? Or Gain?

With the Venice, Toronto and New York events much changed this year, a look at why the in-person experience matters to our love of movies.

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