Writer-Director Warwick Thornton brings this beautiful examination of spirituality and survival. He’s questioning the fact that if one faith exists then why can’t all faiths exists?
The Film is set at a remote Australian monastery in the ’40s, where a mission for Aboriginal children is run by a renegade nun, Sister Eileen (Cate Blanchett). When an Aboriginal boy (a mesmerizing performance by newcomer Aswan Reid) who appears to have special powers is delivered to the monastery the balance of the it becomes challenged. The boy’s Indigenous spiritual life does not gel with the mission’s Christianity and his mysterious power becomes a threat. Sister Eileen is faced with a choice between the traditions of her faith and the truth embodied in the boy.
When the new boy arrives, he’s brought into this world he doesn’t know, a faith that he’s never encountered. But all he really wants to do is survive. He only knows how to survive in nature. As there is a hierarchy that Sister Eileen gives the boys, the new boy attempts to get to the top of it. Additionally, just as most children believe, he thinks he needs to please those with authority to achieve survival.
The thing that pleases Sister Eileen more than anything is a relic of Christ on the cross which was recently delivered. The new boy observes the nun as she praises the religion and the symbol. Soon, the new boy becomes transfixed by this faith he’s never known. However, when he shows his special powers, Sister Eileen fears them rather than attempting to understand them.
As always, Blanchett delivers a tremendous performance. This time as a nun whose passion for Christianity is deep-rooted and unwavering. Although Sister Eileen is willfully blind to other religions, Blanchett creates space for mystery. We find ourselves wondering if she will open her mind to the new boy’s spirituality.
Thornton delivers the harsh reality about those faithful to Christianity. That it must conquer all and there’s no space for others. It’s clear that the new boy was willing to learn and accept another faith. In doing so, it’s a message that other faiths are open to the belief that all can co-exist. Only Christianity believes it should be the sole survivor.
Hot off winning Cate Blanchett the Award for Best Actress in Venice, comes this new Trailer for TÁR!
From producer-writer-director Todd Field comes TÁR, starring Cate Blanchett as the iconic musician Lydia Tár. TÁR examines the changing nature of power, its impact and durability in our modern world. Director/Writer: Todd Field Producers: Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert Cast: Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, and Mark Strong
Focus Features and Universal Pictures Canada will release TÁR in Toronto on October 14, 2022 in Vancouver and Montreal on October 21, 2022 and Nationwide October 28, 2022.
Filmed right here in Toronto and even Markham (!), we cannot wait for NIGHTMARE ALLEY! Here is your first glance at the Teaser!
In NIGHTMARE ALLEY, an ambitious carny (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is.
Check-out these brand new Character Posters from the Film!
eOne Films x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win Advance Passes to see WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE. Screenings are as follows:
TORONTO WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14TH VARSITY 7:00 PM
VANCOUVER WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14TH INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE 7:30 PM
CALGARY WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14TH EAU CLAIRE 7:00 PM
EDMONTON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14TH SOUTH EDMONTON 7:00 PM
OTTAWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14TH LANSDOWNE 7:00 PM
Based on the runaway bestseller, Where’d You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette’s leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.
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eOne Films release WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTEFriday, August 16, 2019.
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to take Readers to an Advance Screening of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD!
Screenings take place:
Toronto confirmed: Wed Feb 20 7:00 PM
Montreal confirmed: Wed Feb 20 7:00 PM
Vancouver confirmed: Wed Feb 20 7:00 PM
Edmonton confirmed: Wed Feb 20 7:00 PM
Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure.
Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harington, Craig Ferguson, F. Murray Abraham
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Universal Pictures Canada release HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD Friday, February 22, 2019.
Cate Blanchett stars in the adaptation of WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE. Check out its brand-new Trailer!
Synopsis: Where’d You Go, Bernadette is based on the runaway bestseller about Bernadette Fox, a Seattle woman who had it all – a loving husband and a brilliant daughter. When she unexpectedly disappears, her family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone.
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eOne Films release WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTEFriday, March 22, 2019.
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win Advance Passes to see THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS. Screenings take place:
Toronto WED Sept 19 Scotiabank Theatre Toronto 7:00 pm
Montreal WED Sept 19 Cineplex Forum 7:00 pm
Calgary WED Sept 19 Landmark Shawnessy 7:00 pm
Edmonton WED Sept 19 Cineplex South Edmonton Commons 7:00 pm
Vancouver WED Sept 19 Cineplex International Village 7:30 pm
In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in Its Walls, from Amblin Entertainment. The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.
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Universal Pictures Canada release THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLSFriday, September 21, 2018.
Umm. How ever did we live without OCEAN‘S 8? We present to you the brand new Teaser for this all-female, star-studded installment in the Heist Series!
The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when a group of 8 plan and execute a heist in New York. The film stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Awkwafina.
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release OCEAN’S 8Friday, June 8, 2018.
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Asian Luxury Skin Care giant SK-II comes out of nowhere and gives us the feels with this new Short Film as part of their #ChangeDestiny campaign. The Film tackles the subject of being single as a woman past the age of 27 in China in the face of parental and societal pressures to marry. It culminates in an experience at a Shanghai Marriage Market, where parents try to find partners for their unwed children. The women interviewed agree to attend with their parents, but not for the reason you might think. Anyone can relate.
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Remember to turn on the subtitles! If you were touched by this – and we’re sure you will be – share the Film with the hashtag #CHANGEDESTINY.
Several of Hollywood’s A-List are embracing SK-II including Jessica Chastain who uses their products. Cate Blanchett also took part in the #ChangeDestiny campaign:
Vanity Fair‘s annual Hollywood Issue is something we look forward. Once again Photographer Annie Leibovitz doesn’t disappointing, bringing together for a group portrait 13 of Hollywood’s most influencial women right now. We get also individual portraits which refreshingly aren’t overly-touched-up and we see women like Helen Mirren, Jane Fonda, Cate Blanchett, Charlotte Rampling, Alicia Vikander, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence and Viola Davis as they really are. Missing interestingly is Amy Schumer? And where is Rooney Mara?