Miranda July is back with her latest film about a Con Artist family who taught their 26-year-old daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) the art of scamming and stealing.
This is a quirky Film centred on the need to feel love and care from parents. Wood does a tremendous job of projecting the yearning for warm words and loving touches from her detached parents. She does this while being withdrawn and contained. Her scene partner is the mesmerizing and scene-stealing Gina Rodriquez who plays the confident and empathetic Melanie. Overall, Kajillionaire is a unique Comedy with captivating performances across the board.
Kajillionaire screens at Sundance on Sat, Jan. 25th at 9:30 PM at Eccles Theatre, Sn, Jan. 26th at 8:30 AM at The MARC, Mon, Jan. 27th at 6:30 PM at Rose Wagner Centre, Wed, Jan. 29th at 6 PM at Sundance Resort, and Sat, Feb. 1st at Eccles Theatre.
eOne Films x Mr. Will want Readers to win Run-of-Engagement Passes to see TIFF ’17 selection ALLURE in Toronto at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
A thirty-year-old woman, troubled by her past and struggling with a dysfunctional relationship with her father, seeks sexual and emotional fulfillment through a series of failed relationships. However, her life changes when she befriends and convinces an unhappy sixteen-year-old girl to run away to her house, under the guise of a confidante who wants to help. Although the arrangement initially works, it soon becomes clear that for the young girl to stay and continue satisfying her needs, the older woman will have to employ immoral tactics. Manipulation, denial and co-dependency fuel what ultimately becomes a fractured dynamic that can only sustain itself for so long.
A Worthy Companion follows troubled 30-year-old Laura (Evan Rachel Wood) who starts an intimate and manipulative relationship with 16-year-old runaway Eva (Julia Sarah Stone).
The Film delivers great performances from Wood and Stone who work well together especially in scenes where Laura is emotionally abusing Eva. Both express a mix of betrayal, fear, and compassion all at once in these scenes. Yet, A Worthy Companion has a messy script that has a lot to say but doesn’t know how or what to focus on. Resulting in a Film that has no characters the audience roots for or a story they care about.
A Worthy Companion screens at TIFF on Sept. 10 at Scotiabank 2 at 7:30 PM and Sept. 12 at Scotiabank 3 at 3:30 PM.
Elevation Pictures + Mr. Will want to take you to see gripping TIFF ’15 selection INTO THE FOREST starring Ellen Page + Evan Rachel Wood!
Screenings take place as follows:
Toronto: May 31st, 7pm
Varsity Cinema (55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W 1A5)
Vancouver: June 2nd, 7pm
International Village (3, 88 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9)
Victoria: June 2nd, 7pm
Odeon Victoria (780 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1L4)
Edmonton: June 1st, 8pm (Notice time!)
City Centre Screen Cinema (10200 102nd Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 0V1)
Calgary: June 2nd, 7pm
Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire (200 Barclay Parade SW #200, Calgary, AB T2P 4R5)
Halifax: June 2nd, 7pm
Scotiabank Halifax (Bayer’s Lake Business Park, 190 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, NS B3S 1C5)
Winnipeg: June 1st, 7pm
Grant Park, Landmark Cinema (1120 Grant Ave Unit 127, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6)
In the near future, a massive power outage darkens North America. Sisters Nell (Ellen Page) and Eva (Evan Rachel Wood) live in a house in a forest far from the nearest town with their father Robert (Callum Keith Rennie). They’re more alone now than they’ve ever felt before.
As the blackout drags on and their supplies dwindle, the sisters battle starvation, sickness and trespassers. With a possible apocalypse looming, they’ll have to rely on their wits to see them through.