In this week’s NOW, I spend a little time thinking about TIFF’s bid for respectability on the world-cinema scale, and whether the Platform prize signifies a shift away from the festival’s populist origins.
Or maybe I’m just pissed they didn’t honor Moonlight when they had the chance. Because they damn well should have.
Also, I reviewed the new adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, which premieres on HBO this Saturday night. But if you’re in town and you want to see it first, it’s screening for free at the Lightbox Friday evening, followed by my onstage Q&A with director Ramin Bahrani!
So that’ll be fun.