One of the joys of being in Toronto is bumping into people you really admire so much. Seeing Chiwetel Ejiofor sneaking into a quick afternoon screening and of course bumping into Harvey Weinstein, hiding his nerves, right before the first press screening of “August:Osage County”.
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton star in this epic chronicle of family ties and tribal violence from celebrated Nigerian playwright Biyi Bandele.
An epic love story: Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins, living a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria. The two women make very different choices of lovers, but rivalry and betrayal must be set aside...
As selected by a panel from the Toronto International Film Festival
(in alphabetical order)
Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg
The End of Time, Peter Mettler
Goon, Michael Dowse
Laurence Anyways, Xavier Dolan
Midnight’s Children, Deepa Mehta
My Awkward Sexual Adventure, Sean Garrity
Rebelle, Kim Nguyen
Still, Michael McGowan
Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley
The World Before...
According to Steve Pond over at The Wrap, David O. Russell would like his movie to be thought of as an underdog. But that’s not going to happen. According to Anne Thompson, Dave Karger has now joined the list of those calling it a major contender and Steve Pond opens his column this way:
David O. Russell may not want to have this announced publicly, but Saturday’s...
Both Indiewire’s Anne Thompson and Jeff Wells have invoked the “O” word with the Silver Linings Playbook in Toronto. The David O. Russell film stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
#TIFF12 the Oscar race is on: silver linings playbook with a happily smiling harvey behind it will be a major contender across the board.
And Jeff says:
Sasha nearly missed Stories We Tell because she was feeling under the weather. Resolving to soldier on, tap into energizing mountain air and make the extra effort on the last day it screened, she says in her capsule review, “of course it turned out to be one of those films that changes how you see the world.”
Tom Hall at Hammer to Nail has written a full-fledged...
Directed by Sally Potter. Who’s Alice Englert? She’s Jane Campion’s daughter. Nice to hear The Dave Brubeck Quartet.
London, 1962. Two teenage girls – Ginger and Rosa — are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ frustrated domesticity. But,...