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‘The Tree of Life’ Named Best Picture of 2011

December 14, 2011

Two dramas that explored the lives of American families from a cosmic perspective emerged as the biggest winners of the Toronto Film Critics Association’s 2011 awards. A transcendental epic about boyhood and the end of innocence in 1950s Texas, Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” won Best Picture, while Malick was named Best Director. Also […]

TFCA Gives Clyde Gilmour Award to Producer-Distributor John Dunning

June 20, 2011

The Toronto Film Critics Association has named John Dunning the recipient of its 2011 Clyde Gilmour award.“John Dunning is a major unsung hero of Canadian cinema,” said TFCA President Brian D. Johnson, film critic at Maclean’s. “Through the filmmakers he nurtured over the years, he’s left an indelible signature. This is a recognition that is […]

‘Incendies’ wins the 2010 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award

January 13, 2011

A scene from Incendies. Courtesy eOne Films. “Incendies”, Denis Villeneuve’s epic adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s complex stage play about Quebec siblings who uncover their immigrant mother’s tortured history, has won the 2010 Toronto Film Critics Association’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. The award was presented to Villeneuve by Jay Baruchel, star of “How to Train […]

TFCA Names ‘The Social Network’ Best Picture of 2010

December 14, 2010

“The Social Network”, David Fincher’s incisive drama about the tangled creation of Facebook, dominated the 2010 awards of the Toronto Film Critics Association, winning five awards including Best Picture and Best Director.Jesse Eisenberg was named Best Actor for his performance as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, while his co-star Armie Hammer took Best Supporting Actor for […]

Peter Brunette, 1943-2010

June 23, 2010

It is with considerable sadness that the TFCA notes the passing of our friend and colleague Peter Brunette, who died earlier this month while attending the Taormina Film Festival in Italy. He will be sorely missed at the Toronto film festival this fall. Another friend, the critic Gerald Peary, has written a lovely remembrance of […]

TFCA Calls for Release of Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof

March 16, 2010

The Toronto Film Critics Association has added its voice to the international groups calling for the release of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi and his fellow filmmaker, Mohammad Rasoulof, who have been in solitary confinement for the past two weeks in an Iranian jail. “At stake is fundamental freedom of expression, an issue that is vital […]

TFCA 2009 Awards Montage

January 17, 2010

Edited by TFCA President Brian D. Johnson, this montage salutes the winners of the 2009 Toronto Film Critics Association awards, and all three finalists for the Rogers Best Canadian Film prize.