#TIFF16: “FREE FIRE”
Review by David Baldwin for Mr. Will Wong
After getting burned quite badly by his highly decisive High-Rise at last year’s Festival, I was a little skeptical to give Director Ben Wheatley’s Midnight Madness opener Free Fire a chance this year.
But I am very glad I did – because I freaking loved every moment of it.
Wheatley’s stylish and wildly unpredictable ode to ‘70s Crime-Thrillers is a blast from start to finish, rarely slowing down to breathe over the course of its 90-minute ...
#TIFF16: DAY 1 SIGHTINGS – LAURA VANDERVOORT, JASON RITTER, AUNJANUE ELLIS, MARK BOONE JUNIOR + BARRY JENKINS
TIFF '16 officially has begun and as the stars begin to make their way into the City, Team Mr. Will has begun spotting them! We're off to a bit of a shaky start, but expect us back in top form again by the weekend! While the Opening Night Gala, The Magnificent Seven took place both at Princess of Wales Theatre and Roy Thomson Hall including the likes of Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt, recent Oscar winner Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley and more kicked-off the Midnight Madness ...
#TIFF16: “TONI ERDMANN”
Review by Siobhán Rich for Mr. Will Wong
I am about to ask you to trust me to tell you something so astounding and odd that at first it will seem somewhat unbelievable. Trust me on this because I would not lie or steer you wrong: there is a 162 minute German, subtitled Movie at TIFF that you simply MUST see. Please don’t run away or scoff because I would not lie about the brilliance Writer/Director Maren Ade’s Film Toni Erdmann.
Winfried Conradi (Peter Simonischek) and his daughter Ines ...
#TIFF16: MICHAEL FASSBENDER AT THE TIFF SOIRÉE
After setting the world of cinema on fire with his all-in 2008 debut Hunger, Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender quickly has risen to the ranks among Hollywood's top leading men. The striking star has challenged himself with great aptitude in roles so demanding, alas the Academy could not resist, garnering him a nomination for his portrayal of technology icon Steve Jobs earlier this year.
TIFF '16, the Festival's 41st edition, rolled out the Red Carpet for Fassbender at its TIFF Bell ...
#TIFF16: “TWO LOVERS AND A BEAR”
Review by Justin Waldman for Mr. Will Wong
Director Kim Nguyen brings to TIFF '16 a Philosophical Drama, Two Lovers and a Bear, that questions how far one will go for a loved one and at what cost. When two lovers are living close to the North Pole and they both have their inner demons to face, the question gets raised as to what they will do for one another to allow them to achieve their dreams and try to escape the horrible pasts they have left behind.
The Movie focuses on Lucy (Canada's ...
#TIFF16: TEAM MR. WILL MAKE THEIR TOP 2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PICKS
It's our favourite time of the year and the team at MR. WILL WONG are excited to share with you their insights as to what you should be seeing at TIFF '16! It's impossible to believe we're literally two days away from the world's greatest Film Festival!
Mr. Will (@mrwillw)
La La Land
The electric buzz coming out of Venice for LA LA LAND is certainly warranted and we cannot wait for you to discover the genius that is Damien Chazelle's ...
#TIFF16: MR. WILL’S OFFICIAL PARTNERS OF THE 2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
TIFFmas is about to arrive and before the insanity begins, we're proud to announce our official Partners for TIFF '16! We couldn't do it without them and YOU! MRWILLWONG.COM has been a part of this City's colourful wallpaper for seven years now, our unique take on the Festival balancing the celebrity spotlight with a strong focus on the Films which have the Festival abuzz. Contributing again this year on our Team on Reviews are George Kozera, Siobhán Rich, David Baldwin and Justin ...
#TIFF16: MICHAEL FASSBENDER AT THE ANNUAL TIFF SOIRÉE
Now in its third year, the annual TIFF Soirée quickly has become one of the City's marquee events. The Party, which this year kicks off the 41st edition of the world's greatest Film Festival, TIFF, takes place once again at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender follows the footsteps of Al Pacino and Natalie Portman to take the stage before a select few journalists, VIPs glamorous Soirée guests Wednesday, September 7, 2016 to reflect on his meteoric rise to fame. A ...
#TIFF16: NEW TRAILER FOR “LION”
Premiering at TIFF '16, a brand new Trailer has just surfaced for what looks like an emotional ride, starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a ...
#TIFF16: “MANCHESTER BY THE SEA” TRAILER
Many raves are coming in about MANCHESTER BY THE SEA and several already are calling this a Best Picture contender even before its TIFF Premiere!
In Manchester by the Sea, the latest Film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for generations, ...