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Matt Damon’s full support

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 14, 2016 14:58:21 September 14, 2016 14:58:21
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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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Manchester by the Sea deserves the hype

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 14, 2016 14:31:28 September 14, 2016 14:31:28
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Manchester by the Sea is Kenneth Lonergan’s third film, and his strongest result yet. The story centers on Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), a custodian in Boston who learns of his brother’s death and goes home to the fishing village of Manchester by the Sea to settle his brother’s affairs, including the status of his now-orphaned nephew, Patrick (Lucas Hedges Full Story

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Fifty Shades … of a lot of stalkers

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 13, 2016 21:49:13 September 13, 2016 21:49:13

The first trailer for Fifty Shades Darker dropped today and… I was EXCITED to watch this! When you’ve been immersed in a film festival and you’ve been screening Films with a capital “F” for a few weeks, sometimes it all gets a little too… Filmy. Sometimes you just need some junk. Full Story

TIFF Review: A United Kingdom

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 13, 2016 21:33:32 September 13, 2016 21:33:32
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There’s a common problem with biopics and historical dramas of trying to do too much. It’s what makes a biopic feel overstuffed and shallow at the same time—there’s a lot of information being imparted, but the constant stream of exposition means less time devoted to story and character. Full Story

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Xavier Dolan deserves a break

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 13, 2016 20:35:20 September 13, 2016 20:35:20
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I have a ton of respect and admiration for Xavier Dolan. It’s hard not to, right? He’s 27. Every profile or review of his work mentions his age. He’s had movie after movie at Cannes, so much acclaim, directed Adele’s Hello video, has an LV campaign and is working on an English-language debut with Jessica Chastain in the lead role. Full Story

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American Honey really wants you to think it's as good as Spring Breakers... but it's not

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 13, 2016 17:29:19 September 13, 2016 17:29:19
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Kristen Stewart and Alicia Cargile dancing on the famous red steps in Cannes alongside the American Honey cast, including Shia LaBeouf? It was one of the more memorable moments from May's otherwise ultra-formal film festival. The couple attended to show support to Kristen's friends, who are in the film — including Riley Keough Full Story

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Amy Adams makes Arrival

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 13, 2016 16:21:31 September 13, 2016 16:21:31
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Space movies are making a comeback, thanks to audiences who only turn out for widescreen spectacles (same reason Westerns are coming back), and in Arrival we get one of the better recent space movies, even though technically, it doesn’t take place in space. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, and adapted by Eric Heisserer from Ted Chiang’s short story Story of Your Life, Arrival is a first contact movie in the vein of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Contact that successfully makes vocabulary lessons some of the tensest scenes of the year. Full Story

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Rachel Weisz in Denial at TIFF

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 13, 2016 15:27:34 September 13, 2016 15:27:34
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The phrase "never forget" has taken on a sarcastic connotation on social media, or in pop culture, and is often used to memorialize shortlived celebrity couples, fads or memes. But its origins stem from a scarier idea: that we need to remember certain moments in history (the Holocaust, 9/11) so that they are not repeated. Full Story

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Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling at their best in La La Land

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 13, 2016 14:25:11 September 13, 2016 14:25:11
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(Lainey: Sarah texted me right after the La La Land screening yesterday to tell me she liked it. “You liked a musical?” I started laughing. Because if Sarah couldn’t find a way to loathe a musical, it says something about the musical. This is why La La Land and Emma Stone are currently the frontrunners for Oscar. Full Story

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