#TIFF16: UNIFRANCE COCKTAIL PARTY WITH ISABELLE HUPPERT, OLIVIER ASSAYAS, PAUL VERHOEVEN AND MORE!
One of our favourite TIFF bashes annually is the UniFrance Party, held at The Fifth Social Club. While the Red Carpets during the Festival are very Hollywood-centric, this one event stretches the scope of the Festival to include French-language Film. Several high-profile names graced the Carpet at the Party this year including iconic actress Isabelle Huppert and auteur Filmmakers like Paul Verhoeven, François Ozon and Olivier Assayas. Legendary French actress Agnès Varda who was a dear ...
#TIFF16: DAY 9 SIGHTINGS – CHARLIZE THERON, CHLOË MORETZ, BLAKE JENNER, MELISSA BENOIST
While TIFF '16 comes to an end, we want to thank you so much for following on our star-filled journey! This definitely was one of the best Festivals in recent memory! This will be our last day out so we hope you've had fun!
Premiering tonight are Charlize Theron-produced BRAIN ON FIRE starring Chloë Moretz and also we're hearing the Rolling Stones just might be stepping out tonight at Roy Thomson Hall for their Documentary The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!
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#TIFF16: DAY 8 SIGHTINGS – LILY JAMES, CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER + JAI COURTNEY
It's so hard to believe we're only a couple days away from the end of what has been a memorable TIFF '16! Highlights tonight around town included our v. own Jacob Tremblay and Vera Farmiga walking the Red Carpet for BURN YOUR MAPS at Ryerson Theatre, plus Lily James, Jai Courtney and Oscar Winner Christopher Plummer walking the Red Carpet for the World Premiere of THE EXCEPTION at VISA Screening Room. Rooney Mara also walked the Carpet at her third Film of the Festival, THE SECRET SCRIPTURE, ...
#TIFF16: DAY 7 SIGHTINGS – JACOB TREMBLAY, MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ, REBECCA HALL, SIGOURNEY WEAVER + LEEHOM WANG
While TIFF '16 begins to wind down, we still are seeing some quality Films premiere. At VISA Screening Room, we have Rebecca Hall in what Critics are calling a riveting performance in CHRISTINE, baaed on real events surrounding a reporter who commit suicide on-air. Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver also brought starpower to Ryerson Theatre for (Re)ASSIGNMENT. Gerard Butler is set too to walk the Red Carpet at Roy Thomson Hall for Toronto-made THE HEADHUNTER'S CALLING. Meanwhile, Rooney ...
#TIFF16: DAY 6 SIGHTINGS – CASEY AFFLECK, KYLE CHANDLER, MARK WAHLBERG, KATE HUDSON, MATT DAMON, GINA RODRIGUEZ, KURT RUSSELL + MORE
We're past the halfway point at TIFF '16 and things begin to slow down to another gear after today. Premieres around the City tonight include DEEPWATER HORIZON which sees Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell walk the Red Carpet at Roy Thomson Hall. Meanwhile, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA which continues to gain Oscar momentum, brings Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams to the Carpet at Princess of Wales Theatre. Megastar Justin Timberlake also presents Documentary JT AND THE TENNESSEE KIDS at ...
#TIFF16: “MANCHESTER BY THE SEA”
Review by Siobhán Rich for Mr. Will Wong
In real life very few situations end with a tidy bow and the words “happily ever after.” Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan takes this notion to heart in the Movie Manchester By the Sea as his characters must reconcile past sorrows if they want survive the tragedies of today.
Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is quietly enduring his life when he learns his beloved brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) has died of congestive heart failure. At the reading ...
#TIFF16: THE CANADA PARTY
By George Kozera for Mr. Will Wong
The Canadian Film Fest in association with the Directors Guild of Canada always throw the most relaxed and fun-filled parties during TIFF and this year was no exception! With no VIP section and a strict “no posers, just hosers” policy in effect, this year’s Soirée was spread across two floors at the iconic DRAKE HOTEL.
The fashionable Canuck Glitterati feasted on luxurious poutine, cupcakes, craft beers, wines and ciders and munched from huge ...
#TIFF16: BIRKS DIAMOND TRIBUTE 2016
Telefilm Canada and Birks joined forces once again this year to honour 12 Canadian Women in Film at the Birks Diamond Tribute. Honourees were selected based on their accomplishments at home and abroad. Held traditionally during TIFF, the event took place tonight at the Shangri La Hotel in a dazzling display of fashion among many of Toronto's top social influencers and screen talents.
Notables celebrating the affair included Nolan Funk, Kris Holden-Reid, Stacey Mackenzie, Tracy Moore, Steven ...
#TIFF16: “LA LA LAND”
Review by George Kozera for Mr. Will Wong
Two years after the wildly successful WHIPLASH screened at TIFF, Writer/Director Damien Chazelle returns with a reimagined twist on the Hollywood Musicals of yesteryear. Filmed in glorious Cinemascope, LA LA LAND takes the old plot chestnut (boy-meets-girl, they fall in love, complications arise), infuses it with a mostly jazz soundtrack and from the opening scene on a gridlocked Los Angeles freeway where, one by one, drivers leave their cars that ...
#TIFF16: DAY 5 SIGHTINGS – RYAN GOSLING, EMMA STONE, AMY ADAMS, MARK WAHLBERG, AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON, OSCAR ISAAC, HOLLY HUNTER, J.K. SIMMONS + MORE
The weekend might be over but you wouldn't know it if you were at TIFF! Day Five perhaps is the grandest one yet with the Festival's most anticipated title making its debut here after a huge splash in Venice, Damien Chazzelle's LA LA LAND starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. The duo are set to walk the Red Carpet tonight at Roy Thomson Hall. Miles Teller (who coincidentally worked with Chazzelle on his first Film, WHIPLASH) also is set to make a case for Best Actor in BLEED FOR THIS, ...