A suitable film festival in Toronto

Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, […]

Monday review – hedonistic romance drama is a party worth avoiding

It is the story of a love-at-first-sight passion which has to face up to the tough reality of maintaining a relationship once the initial sexy rush is over: in other words, dealing with the “Monday” comedown following the “Friday” of carefree weekend partying. The movie is in fact pointedly divided into a series of sections […]

Film Review: Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ Starring Frances McDormand

Nomadland is interested in the forlorn, the left-behinds, the no-hopers; they have always been with us, but perhaps not this conspicuously since the 1930s. While the life trajectories of the people onscreen are not delineated in much detail, the dominant impression, starting with Fern, is of once-stable, income-producing people whom American society has failed. This […]

Another Round review – Mads Mikkelsen anchors boozy tragicomedy

I wondered throughout this film if Vinterberg intended his film (which he co-wrote with Tobias Lindholm) to be a really cheeky piece of provocation, like Lars Von Trier’s The Idiots, but didn’t quite have the nerve, and so settled on something which really doesn’t know quite what to say about the place about drinking in […]

Film Review: Ricky Staub’s ‘Concrete Cowboy’ Starring Idris Elba & Caleb McLaughlin

At first glance, the slums of Philadelphia don’t look any more conducive to a proper upbringing than home did. Perhaps less so, for smack dab in the middle of Dad’s junk-strewn apartment is a big live horse. But dealing with the horse seems easier than contending with Dad (Idris Elba), a tough nut who’s so […]

For Bruce Springsteen, ‘Western Stars’ Movie Made Sense After Book, Play

“I was surprised, because I hadn’t seen it in so long. I hadn’t even remembered that we did all those silly things. So, it’s actually very, very sweet. It’s really a lovely surprise,” Scialfa said. The presence of the American Southwest is felt in the music with hints of Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb and in […]

International Insider: Toronto Heats Up; ’Geechee’ Crew Attacked; Diana Rigg Tributes

‘GEECHEE’ SHOOTING INCIDENT Gun attack: Late on Sunday, we broke the news that an incident has taken place on the set of Geechee, an AGC Studios project starring Andrea Riseborough that was filming at Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios. The full details of what transpired are still being established, but what we do know is that […]

London Film Festival: 10 questions for Clare Stewart

Other gala screenings include Alfonso Cuaron’s space-set thriller Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman, a period romance centring on the affair between Charles Dickens and actress Nelly Ternan, and the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, about the 1960s New York folk scene.

Frances McDormand Takes a Walk in

In case you worried movies would feel alien and unrelatable in the middle of a pandemic, here’s 58 seconds of Frances McDormand taking a walk, alone — an activity we’ve all become familiar with over the past six months. It’s the teaser trailer for Nomadland, Chloe Zhao’s follow-up to her acclaimed 2017 film The Rider. […]

‘The Way I See It’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

Souza actually has something of a two-party history. He was also official photographer during the final year of Ronald Reagan’s presidency. He admits in the film that he was no great fan of Reagan, but he developed some affection for the president and especially came to respect his relationship with wife Nancy. It was Nancy […]