Bob Mondello tells the story of the Toronto gala screening of Dustin Hoffman's directing debut.
Monkey See posts about TIFF 2012
Will Sloan says an appearance by Jackie Chan in front of an adoring Toronto crowd demonstrates that his image in the West seems unscathed despite problems at home in Hong Kong.
Terrence Malick's To The Wonder is a visually stunning but otherwise unsatisfying meditation on love.
Robert Duvall leads a big, talented cast in the drama Jayne Mansfield's Car.
Mr. Pip is a story of an inspirational teacher and a devastating war.
Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, about the charismatic leader of a faith or a cult (depending on whom you ask), features strong performances and beautiful cinematography.
Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow lead the cast of Thanks For Sharing, from the co-writer of The Kids Are All Right.
Bill Murray disappears into the role of Franklin Roosevelt in an otherwise disappointing film.
Robert Redford plays a '60s radical running from a journalist played by Shia LaBeouf in a film that should work better than it does.
Joss Whedon's genuinely delightful Much Ado About Nothing just might lay out a template that could prove useful to others.
A new film uses contemporary actresses to read Marilyn Monroe's personal writings, but the conceit is less than successful.
A Late Quartet explores the complicated dynamics of a close creative collaboration.
The documentary How To Make Money Selling Drugs talks about just that, though it also takes a tour through current drug policy and the costs of addiction.
Noah Baumbach's new comedy Frances Ha stars Greta Gerwig as a woman without a home.
A great performance from a very young actress brings a film about bad parenting to life.