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Emma Stone, early frontrunner

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 6, 2016 18:07:06 September 6, 2016 18:07:06
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After premiering La La Land in Venice last week, Emma Stone spent the weekend screening the film at Telluride. The film was very positively received at both festivals. Several of my etalk colleagues have seen it pre-TIFF and they’re obsessed with it. Full Story

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TIFF 2016: The Tiffening

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 6, 2016 17:51:11 September 6, 2016 17:51:11
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TIFF kicks off this week, and I’ll be filing reviews along with Joanna and Kathleen. It’s a little bit of a weird year, The Birth of a Nation and Nate Parker dominating so much of the pre-festival conversation, but Venice got underway last week, and Telluride went down over the long weekend in the US, and we now have some other movies to talk about. Full Story

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Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers in Southside With You

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 2, 2016 17:26:26 September 2, 2016 17:26:26
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A fictionalization of Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, Southside With You is a film that straddles several lines. It’s part biopic, part romance, part fan fiction, and it mostly navigates those boundaries with ease, though there’s such a staged quality to it you can’t help but wonder if it would have been better off as a play. Full Story

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Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez in Hands of Stone

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 2, 2016 16:42:36 September 2, 2016 16:42:36
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Knowing absolutely nothing about boxer Roberto Duran, I was intrigued going into his biopic, Hands of Stone. Biopics often work better the less you know about the subject—dramatic license is less distracting—but then, if the biopic is too broad and messy, you can feel even more lost because you have no frame of reference for what’s going on. Full Story

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Mark Ruffalo can be both

Duana Posted by Duana at September 2, 2016 15:16:41 September 2, 2016 15:16:41
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I don’t know if you know this, but the internet can be frustrating. No, but seriously. That whole expression ‘this is why we can’t have nice things’ is always on my mind. When Beyoncé drops LEMONADE, there are people who, instead of appreciating it, say “Yeah but white women are disrespected too!”, unable to see ‘right, but this isn’t about that’. Full Story