We’re officially into the calm of TIFF ’21 and we’re thrilled to still be alive! Yes! We admit that while this year’s Festival has been scaled back a bit, it still is equally tiring as we are putting in the same hours we normally would.
There was one major Gala tonight, for Barry Levinson‘s (Rain Man, Good Morning, Vietnam) latest, THE SURVIVOR. The Drama starring Ben Foster as a Boxer fighting to survive in WWII Concentration Camps, premiered at Roy Thomson Hall. Joining Foster at the Premiere and Afterparty for the Film was his wife, Actress Laura Prepon, while Co-Star Vicky Krieps also graced the Red Carpet. as did Levinson himself. The Cast arrived in style in special Volvo VC Series SUVs.
While we were busy screening amazing Films like BELFAST and THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE this morning, we made sure we got him early to celebrate our sweet beanie’s first birthday! If you’re not following her on IG already, please do: @beaniewong.
Chastain‘s performance in THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE was so sympathetic and compelling! We were literally left tremoring, she was so powerful. We also loved BELFAST, a gorgeous-looking ode to family and the titular city in the ’60s as political unrest was abound. More here.
We’re also so proud that we were granted time with DUNE Director Denis Villeneuve and star Rebecca Ferguson over the weekend. We can’t wait to share Dave Baldwin‘s chat with them a little closer to the October 22, 2021 (my birthday!) release of the Film.
M. Night Shyamalan is back with OLD, in theatres this Summer.
This summer, visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly … reducing their entire lives into a single day.
The film stars an impressive international cast including Golden Globe winner Gael García Bernal (Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Rufus Sewell (Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle), Ken Leung (Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Jupiter Ascending), Abbey Lee (HBO’s Lovecraft Country), Aaron Pierre (Syfy’s Krypton), Alex Wolff (Hereditary), Embeth Davidtz (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Eliza Scanlen (Little Women), Emun Elliott (Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens), Kathleen Chalfant (Showtime’s The Affair) and Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit).
Universal Pictures Canada release OLD in theatres July 23, 2021.
It’s been a long minute since we’ve seen Daniel Day-Lewis. But every time we see him, it’s certainly worth the wait.
Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.
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Universal Pictures Canada release PHANTOM THREAD in Canada January 2018.