The Report follows the real-life story of Senate staffer Daniel Jones (Adam Driver) who was tasked with leading an investigation into the CIA‘s Detention and Interrogation Program following 9/11. The purpose of the investigation was to find out if the torture acts performed under the Program were in fact, illegal.
This Film is one of the most compelling viewing experiences at Sundance this year with its fascinating story and timely relevance. Writer-Director Scott Z. Burns has written a solid and tight Script that depicts the exhausting efforts and challenges Jones faced, along with many crucial aspects of the 6,700-page document he wrote. Fresh off his multiple award nominations this year, Driver gives the finest and most driven performance of his career as Jones. His subtle yet expressive performance leaves a heavy impact. And Annette Bening is a marvel as the weight-on-her-shoulders Senator Dianne Feinstein.
The Report screens at Sundance on Jan 26 at 3:45PM at Eccles PC, Jan 27 at 9AM at Eccles PC, Jan 30 at 6:30PM at Rose Wagner SLC, Jan 2 at 3:30PM at Eccles PC, and Feb 3 at 3PM at Tower SLC.
We love us some Brie Larson and many of you will agree how excited it is to see this first look at CAPTAIN MARVEL, the first female-fronted Film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
See the Teaser:
Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL opens in theatres on March 8, 2019.
After dominating the TV landscape with ThisIs Us, Writer/Director Dan Fogelman has the big screen in his sights as he presented the World Premiere of Life Itself at TIFF. The Film is a multi-generational story revolving around two families and how they cope with tragedy, happiness and everything in-between.
Having watched This Is Us, I was prepared for melodrama, lengthy monologues and sheer moments of emotional devastation. All of these elements are accounted for over the course of Life Itself multiple times over, with some being a lot less effective than others. But what sets it apart from the popular Series is the pitch-black humour and surprisingly vulgar Script. Both are honest, unflinching and at times, shocking. The problem with all of this is that Fogelman never nails down a proper tone, which makes some scenes come off more awkward than they do genuine. The cast takes it in stride though, committing to every ludicrous plot turn Fogelman throws at them. Just be sure to bring a Kleenex box when you watch it.
Life, Itself screens on Saturday, September 9 at 6:30 PM at Roy Thomson Hall and 8:00 PM at Elgin Theatre, and Monday, September 10 at 9:30 AM at Elgin Theatre.
From the same man who brought us acclaimed TV Series THIS IS US, Dan Fogelman, comes LIFE ITSELF! See the new Trailer for the touching Film which hits theatres this fall!
As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes in Life Itself. Director and writer Dan Fogelman (“This Is Us”) examines the perils and rewards of everyday life in a multigenerational saga featuring an international ensemble including Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris- Mencheta, Laia Costa, Alex Monner and Mandy Patinkin. Set in New York City and Carmona, Spain, Life Itself celebrates the human condition and all of its complications with humor, poignancy and love..
See the Trailer:
VVS Films release LIFE ITSELFFriday, September 21, 2018.
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 Sherry White. We are so honoured to have been one of 27 selected jurors across Canada! Hover left and right to navigate the slideshow.
Annette Bening and Jamie Bell are getting praise for their performances in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. We spotted the pair who play lovers in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. We spotted them out earlier doing the rounds and both were gracious to stop for fans! Huge fan of Bening!
Luke Evans‘ star continues to rise especially with his fantastic work in Beauty and the Beast. He is at TIFF ’17 with Professor Marston and the Wonder Women tonight, a timely Film which comes off the recent Box Office record-setting success of the superhero on which it centers. Australian Actress Bella Heathcote also is here for the Film and looked lovely for her Premiere!
Lean on Pete is the one Horse Racing Film of TIFF ’17. Buzz came out of Telluride Film Festival for its star Charlie Plummer who finds himself in a quarter horse. Chloë Sevigny plays a jockey in the Drama. Both stars were kind to stop despite Sevigny joking that nobody knew who she was!
We love the international component of TIFF in that we get to see stars who normally aren’t based stateside here. Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour) and Matthias Schoenaerts graced the Red Carpet at Ryerson Theatre tonight for Racer and the Jailbird and despite being late, they introduced their Film and came back out to greet fans one-by-one. Amaze!
Fresh off its two Golden Globe nominations this morning for Best Actress, Comedy and Best Picture, Comedy or Musical,Elevation Pictures x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to see 20th CENTURY WOMEN. Screenings take place as follows:
Toronto – Jan. 9th, 2017, 7PM
Cineplex Yonge-Dundas (10 Dundas St E #402, Toronto, ON M5B 2G9)
Vancouver – Jan 9th, 2017, 7PM
International Village (88 West Pender Street, 3rd floor, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9)
Edmonton – Jan 11th, 2017, 7PM
Scotiabank Edmonton (West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St NW #3030, Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2)
Calgary – Jan 11th, 2017, 7PM
Eau Claire (Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW #200, Calgary, AB T2P 4R5)
“Having your heart broken is a terrific way to learn about the world.”
We’ve been wondering where four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening‘s been. This new Trailer for 20TH CENTURY WOMEN looks fantastic. Lots of question marks in this brief clip which we wanted to know more about.
In 1979 Santa Barbara, three women are teaching a boy about men, women, love and freedom when his mother takes in a boarder, shaking his world view.
Elevation Pictures release 20TH CENTURY WOMEN in January 2017.
Elevation Pictures + Mr. Will want you to see Al Pacino + Annette Bening in DANNY COLLINS! Screenings take place in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Halifax, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Victoria on Monday, March 23 and Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Aging rocker Danny Collins (Al Pacino) decides to change his hard-living ways after receiving a 40-year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon. He locks himself in a hotel like Lennon did, to try and find out who he once was. He meets woman who turns his world upside down. As Danny tries to make things right with his long-lost family and himself, this will be his shot at a second chance.
Mongrel Media and Mr. Will want to give Canadian Readers a chance to win heartbreaking and sweet THE FACE OF LOVE starring amazing Annette Bening and Ed Harris.
Widowed for five years, Nikki (Annette Bening) is still grieving for her husband Garrett, who was the love of her life. One day, she spots a man who could be her husband’s double. Tom (Ed Harris) is an art teacher, and she hires him for private lessons. They soon begin dating, but she keeps the fact that he bears an uncanny resemblance to Garrett a secret.
She tries to hide him from her daughter (Jess Weixler) and from her close neighbour (Robin Williams), but when her daughter finally meets him, she can’t hide her shock. For Tom‘s sake, Nikki has to figure out whether she has feelings for him or whether her feelings are based only on how he looks.
Watch the Trailer:
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See some snaps we got of Bening in Toronto at TIFF ’13 last Fall here!
Mongrel Media release THE FACE OF LOVE on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital & Video-on-DemandTuesday, July 15, 2014.