#FIRSTLOOK: NEW POSTER & TRAILER FOR “BELFAST”
Sir Kenneth Branagh directs BELFAST, which premiered at TIFF '21 to raves, winning the coveted People's Choice Award. Here's a first look at the Trailer for this November release.
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh, BELFAST is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy’s childhood, amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s. Starring Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds, and Jude Hill. ...
#FIRSTLOOK: NEW TRAILER FOR “SPENCER” STARRING KRISTEN STEWART
Kristen Stewart continues to win accolades as Princess Diana Biopic, SPENCER.
The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There's eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be a whole lot different. SPENCER is an imagining of what might ...
#TIFF21: AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT 2021 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The 2021 Toronto International Film Festival concludes today and Award winners were announced from this year's Festival, which still thrived in a hybrid digital and in-person format amidst the Pandemic. Taking top honours of People's Choice was BELFAST, directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, in-attendance at the Festival last weekend. Traditionally this title has gone on to achieve Oscars and Awards Season success, case in point, last year's winner NOMADLAND.
In accepting the Award, Branagh ...
#TIFF21: “ONE SECOND” REVIEW
Review by George Kozera
Set in China in the '70s, ONE SECOND tells the tale of a labour camp escapee (Zhang Yi) that is desperate to see a newsreel which contains footage of his estranged daughter. When he arrived too late at the theatre screening, he is told it will be shown again the next day at a nearby village. When he sees a scruffy young girl (Liu Haocun) steal one of the reels, he manages to retrieve it and treks across the desert to deliver it to the next theatrical ...
#TIFF21: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2021 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
We don't believe we made it through another TIFF! While this year's Festival certainly was a bit more scaled-back we definitely were not short of things to do, equally putting in long days. So thankful to the Team for contributing their Reviews of the most key titles to surface at TIFF '21 including Dave Baldwin, Amanda Gilmore and George Kozera. So thankful to be a Torontonian and be gifted every year with this amazing Festival. We're so appreciative of the considerations for our safety and ...
#TIFF21: “WHERE IS ANNE FRANK” REVIEW
Review by David Baldwin
In the present day, Anne Frank’s diary is housed within a glass display in her home in Amsterdam. As the crowd queues up around the block to see all of the artifacts on display, the glass suddenly breaks and Kitty (Ruby Stokes), the fictional friend Anne wrote her diary entries to, is conjured into reality. She is invisible and confused – why is she there and Anne is not? Whom are all these people walking through the house? As Kitty begins to read the diary and ...
#TIFF21: “I’M YOUR MAN” REVIEW
Review by David Baldwin
Alma (Maren Eggert) is a scientist longing for a relationship yet is too busy with cuneiform studies to form a bond with anyone new. With funding for a huge project hanging in the balance, Alma signs up for a three-week trial with Tom (Dan Stevens), a Humanoid Cyborg designed and determined to make her happy.
I have been unable to shake I’M YOUR MAN days after watching it. It creeps up on you almost immediately and stays with you long after its haunting finale. ...
#TIFF21: DAY NINE SIGHTINGS – STEVEN SODERBERGH, LILY-ROSE DEPP & NATHALIE BIANCHERI
While TIFF '21 wraps this coming Sunday, today will be our final day our and about. And what an awesome way to cap things off! We saw the amazing Steven Soderbergh arrive at Princess of Wales Theatre. While it remained a mystery what Film exactly he'd be screening at the Festival, we can confirm that the Film that screened tonight was called MR. KNEFF, a Silent Film with only music and background noises. The Film is subtitled and 15 years ago he had a second go at it, though the Film still ...
#TIFF21: “SILENT NIGHT” REVIEW
By Amanda Gilmore
We’ve seen many Films about Christmas, but none quite like this. It’s Christmas Day and also the last living night for humans on Earth. The Government and Scientists have proclaimed that poison will sweep across the world, wiping out humanity. A group of upper-class friends decide to spend their last Christmas and night together at a cosy house in the English Countryside. They are part of the fortunate who get to choose between taking a Government-approved ‘exit’ ...
#TIFF21: “THE GOOD HOUSE”
By Mr. Will Wong
Screen legend Sigourney Weaver returns in THE GOOD HOUSE from Co-Directors Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky. The Film is a portrait of a successful Real Estate Agent Hildy (Weaver), who is a high-functioning Alcoholic. She reunites with a former love interest in Frank (Kevin Kline), but must confront her own destructive behaviours, despite maintaining a well-kept presence to others in her affluent neighbourhood.
Weaver does a superb job embodying Hildy. She is a ...