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TIFF Review: Brimstone

September 15, 2016 16:44:00 Posted at September 15, 2016 16:44:00
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Though it’s not mentioned in the article about male directors tackling rape narratives that I linked to in the Una review, the last film I saw at TIFF is another instance of a man directing a female protagonist in a rape narrative, and that is Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven’s Brimstone. Full Story

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Rebecca Hall as Christine

September 15, 2016 15:49:35 Posted at September 15, 2016 15:49:35
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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According to Rebecca Hall, the challenge of making a movie about Christine Chubbuck — a Florida-based reporter who died by suicide (reportedly on-air) barely a month before her 30th birthday in 1974  — is creating "a film about sensationalism without being sensationalistic. Full Story

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Ryan after the premiere

September 15, 2016 14:57:35 Posted at September 15, 2016 14:57:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ryan Gosling was not in Venice for the world premiere of La La Land. He did, however, show up to support the film at home in Toronto at TIFF. La La Land, as you’ve heard, has bewitched critics and audiences all over the place and is now considered to be the frontrunner for Oscar, with Emma Stone Full Story

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Rooney Mara in Una

September 15, 2016 14:16:32 Posted at September 15, 2016 14:16:32
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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While standing in line for Una, the film adaptation of David Harrower’s play Blackbird, earlier this week, one of the PR reps for the film told me she had already noticed an audience divide forming around it—men almost uniformly hated it, but women were moved by it. Then, during the screening, the man sitting next to me audibly scoffed and said Full Story

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All eyes on Tupac’s biopic

September 14, 2016 19:09:50 Posted at September 14, 2016 19:09:50
Kathleen Posted by Kathleen

The teaser trailer for the upcoming Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me came out on his 45th birthday. The full trailer was released yesterday, on the 20th anniversary of his death. It has been TWENTY years since Pac died. There are full grown adults of drinking age who don’t remember a music world in which Tupac Shakur existed. Full Story

Matt Damon’s full support

September 14, 2016 14:58:21 Posted at September 14, 2016 14:58:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Matt Damon was at TIFF yesterday as a producer on Manchester By The Sea, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. Matt and Kenneth have worked together before – on a film called Margaret, critically acclaimed, but complicated behind the scenes by financial and editorial disputes. Full Story

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