#TIFF21: “THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN” REVIEW
By George Kozera for Mr. Will Wong
As much as I am a cat person, I am a greater fan of Benedict Cumberbatch and THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN had me in a cinematic nirvana state. Set in London in the late 1800s, this is real life story of an ambidextrous Artist who we first meet selling his drawings of animals at country fairs while studying the skills of boxing and dealing with an overly excitable and exuberant family at home. Louis Wain may lack social graces and friendships due to his extreme views on a number of topics, he endeavours to live in a less chaotic household and hires Emily Richardson (Claire Foy) as a governess to tutor and care for his younger sisters. Louis and Emily fall in love, marry, and move out to a country estate where they find a stray kitten. Inspired by this furry intruder, Louis Wain ultimately becomes the toast of Victorian London for his many published drawings of humanized and animated cats.
This is Cumberbatch’s most eccentric, irresistible and accomplished performance to date. Everything: from the timbre of his voice to how his body language differs to whoever he is with; even his rapid-paced, hip hoppity gait is a marvel to watch. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Claire Foy is equally magnetic to watch, even if her role is less showy. With outstanding performances from Andrea Riseborough and Toby Jones in supporting roles and a most sensual vocal narration from Academy Award winner Olivia Colman, THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN is a must-see.
Sat, Sep 11 IN-PERSON Visa Skyline Drive-In at Ontario Place 8:30 PM
Sat, Sep 11 IN-PERSON Roy Thomson Hall 9:30 PM
Sun, Sep 12 digital TIFF Bell Lightbox
Mon, Sep 13 CANADIAN SATELLITE SCREENING Cineplex Cinemas Summerside 6:00 PM
Fri, Sep 17 digital TIFF Bell Lightbox
#FIRSTLOOK: NEW TRAILER FOR “CHRISTOPHER ROBIN”
We can’t get enough Christopher Robin! Disney unveiled the new Trailer on ELLEN earlier today for the charming Adventure starring Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell.
In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who shared countless adventures with his band of lovable stuffed animals in the Hundred Acre Wood is now grown up and living in London but he has lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin rediscover the joys of family life, the value of friendship and to appreciate the simple pleasures in life once again.
See the Trailer:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada release CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, coming soon!
(Photo/video credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada)
“CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLIDER” BEGINS PRODUCTION
It’s official! Production has begun on Marvel‘s Captain America: The Winter Soldier! Taking place between Los Angeles, Cleveland and Washington, D.C. the Action/Adventure picks-up where the first Film in the Franchise left-off, teaming Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to battle a powerful Enemy in Washington, D.C.
In addition, the Film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Georges St-Pierre, Toby Jones and Emily VanCamp. Film Icon Robert Redford also joins the Cast as Agent Alexander Pierce. Stellar Cast.
Marvel‘s Captain America: The Winter Solider hits theatres April 4, 2014.
(Photo credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada)