#SPOTTED: ALEX GARLAND IN TORONTO FOR “ANNIHILATION”
By David Baldwin for Mr. Will Wong
In 2015, we were blown away by Ex Machina from Screenwriter and first-time Director Alex Garland. The Film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards and won Best Visual Effects. Zip-forward three years, and Garland has delivered another mind-blowing piece of Science Fiction in Annihiliation. Garland was present for the first Canadian screening of the highly-anticipated Film at TIFF Bell Lightbox tonight, followed by a Q&A with ...
#FIRSTLOOK: “LOVE, SIMON” TO PREMIERE AT TIFF’S NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL
Premiering at TIFF's NEXT WAVE Film Festival next month, LOVE, SIMON is setting Twitter on-fire we are told. Check out the Trailer for the Coming-of-Age story starring up-and-comer Nick Robinson. We're getting total The Edge of Seventeen vibes.
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s ...
#INTERVIEW: DAVE FRANCO, PAUL SCHEER + ARI GRAYNOR ON “THE DISASTER ARTIST”
Heralded as the "worst movie ever made", 2003's THE ROOM starring, written and directed by Tommy Wiseau has gained Cult Classic status, selling-out screenings on the midnight circuit even to this day. Intended originally as a gripping Drama, the Film is seen as the inverse. Premiering this September at TIFF '17, THE DISASTER ARTIST is an Adaptation of The Room star Greg Sestero's 2013 Memoir of the same title. James Franco directs and stars in the Film as Wiseau in one of the year's ...
#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN ADVANCE PASSES TO SEE “BATTLE OF THE SEXES”
Fox Searchlight x Mr. Will want to take Readers in Calgary + Vancouver to see BATTLE OF THE SEXES, hot off its Premiere at TIFF '17!
Screenings take place as follows:
BATTLE OF THE SEXES – Vancouver
Wednesday, September 27
BATTLE OF THE SEXES – Calgary
Wednesday, October 4
(Note: Calgary screening now is cancelled)
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, ...
#TIFF17: OUR JOURNEY IN THE 2017 HONDA CIVIC 5D SPORT TOURING
This TIFF we were so blessed to be able to test drive the 2017 HONDA CIVIC 5D SPORT TOURING. Compact, fuel-efficient with breathtaking style, this vehicle is an exceptional value which in Rallye Red, gave us that lift of confidence to absolutely 'own it' this Festival. Check-out our coverage TIFF '17 here. You won't wanna miss this!
We've driven many cars from the HONDA family over the years but the 2017 HONDA CIVIC 5D SPORT TOURING stands out as being among the best. It straddles the line ...
#TIFF17: DAY 9 SIGHTINGS – HELENA BONHAM CARTER, LOUIS GARREL + MICHAEL HAZANAVICIUS
We've made it to the finish line of TIFF '17 and hope you had a blast joining us on our journey! We are thankful to all our partners, sponsors and of course YOU who make it all possible for us!
Our last big sighting of TIFF this year is none other than the highly-recognizable Helena Bonham Carter, in town for 55 Steps. The Film by Bille August is about a mental patients rights lawyer (Hillary Swank) who in her battle for the cause, meets a patient (Bonham Carter) who changes her workaholic ...
#TIFF17: DAY EIGHT SIGHTINGS – RICHARD GERE, WALTON GOGGINS, JASON ISAACS
We are racing to the finish line of TIFF '17 but still have some exciting stuff to show you! Premiering tonight at Roy Thomson Hall was THREE CHRISTS starring Richard Gere and Walton Goggins. While stars Peter Dinklage and Bradley Whitford too were confirmed to come originally, unfortunately they couldn't make it to town - a common occurrence late in the Festival.
Gere was spotted with none other than his father Homer whom he helped out of their SUV upon arrival of their celebration at ...
#TIFF17: DAY SEVEN SIGHTINGS – HALLE BERRY AT TIFF WITH “KINGS”
TIFF '17 may be winding down but that certainly doesn't mean there aren't any more stars left to spot. While we were so excited about Daniel Craig returning after filming Dream House here a few years back, those hopes were dashed when we received confirmation he no longer would be coming. Academy Award winner Halle Berry however also stars in their new Film KINGS from Mustangs Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven. The Film centers on a family before and after the violent L.A. Riots in 1992 following ...
#TIFF17: “THE SHAPE OF WATER”
Review by David Baldwin for Mr. Will Wong
Masterpiece. That is the easiest and quickest way to describe Guillermo del Toro’s gothic romance The Shape of Water. The Film recently won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and is the early front-runner to take the Grolsch People’s Choice Award at TIFF this Sunday.
It is the 1960’s and mute Eliza (a never better Sally Hawkins) is working as a cleaning lady in a high-tech government facility. While cleaning one of the labs, she ...
#TIFF17: DAY SIX SIGHTINGS – LUKE EVANS, ANNETTE BENING, JAVIER BARDEM, CHLOË SEVIGNY, JAMIE BELL + MORE
TIFF '17 very much continues to be alive and kicking at its halfway point. We admit it, we're drained but we look forward to the pace calming down tomorrow.
The Birks Diamond Tribute honouring the accomplishments of Canadian Women in Film. Held on the scenic rooftop of the Spoke Club, the gathering brought to us by Maison Birks and Telefilm Canada was a who's-who and who's next in the industry. Diverse honourees this year include Ellen Wong, Amanda Brugel, Mina Shum, Shailyn Pierre-Dixon and ...