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Annie & Bob holding hands

September 22, 2015 15:59:08 Posted at September 22, 2015 15:59:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Nancy Meyers’s The Intern opens this weekend starring Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. Last night was the NY premiere. So far the reviews haven’t been great. They haven’t sucked, and Forbes says it’s “superb Full Story

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TIFF Review: The Lobster

September 22, 2015 15:06:10 Posted at September 22, 2015 15:06:10
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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What a f*cking weird movie. I love it, I can’t guarantee you will all love it, too, but if you’re open to trying a different flavor, The Lobster is definitely worth a shot. The first English-language feature from Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth), and co-written with his regular collaborator Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster is very funny, occasionally brutal, and completely bizarre. Full Story

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TIFF Review: The Program

September 17, 2015 14:56:32 Posted at September 17, 2015 14:56:32
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong movie, The Program, is not the worst movie I’ve seen at TIFF—that’s a toss-up between London Fields and Our Brand is Crisis—but it is probably the most disappointing. Frears has a knack for biopics (see also: Philomena, The Queen), but The Program feels a little…soft. Full Story

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TIFF Review: Beasts of No Nation

September 17, 2015 13:56:48 Posted at September 17, 2015 13:56:48
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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I heard some industry folks at TIFF sh*t-talking Netflix for allegedly overpaying for Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, Netflix’s first original feature film. They were of the opinion that Netflix will keep overpaying for movies and go bust, but just a few years ago TV executives were saying the same thing, and now look where we are. Full Story

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Idris & Cary

September 17, 2015 13:33:33 Posted at September 17, 2015 13:33:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As mentioned several weeks before the start of TIFF, the Beasts Of No Nation carpet was the one big ask I put to our producers at etalk. The request was granted. On Sunday night I was in first position at the premiere. This was the 5th or 6th time I’ve interviewed Idris. Did I ever tell you that I once interviewed him and Charlie Hunnam together? Me, in a small room with Idris and Charlie. Full Story

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At the very least, The Jungle Book looks gorgeous

September 16, 2015 17:50:32 Posted at September 16, 2015 17:50:32
Sarah Posted by Sarah

I have serious reservations about bringing Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book back, which I discussed last year when it came out that there are TWO new versions of the story coming to the big screen. Well, we now have a trailer for one of those adaptations, the one from Jon Favreau and Disney. Full Story

TIFF Review: Emma Watson in Colonia

September 16, 2015 16:41:42 Posted at September 16, 2015 16:41:42
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Imagine Argo, but worse and about Nazis, and you have Emma Watson’s new movie, Colonia. Set during the 1970s coup of General Pinochet in Chile, Colonia is a thriller (“thriller”) about a young couple in love escaping a prison-cult. It’s the political thriller version of Equals (click here Full Story

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TIFF Review: The Family Fang

September 16, 2015 15:31:21 Posted at September 16, 2015 15:31:21
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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I like Jason Bateman’s second film as a director more than I do his first, Bad Words, but then, I didn’t care much for Bad Words. If this is a math equation it would be expressed like this: Bad Words – sh-t brown light filter + Christopher Walken x Nicole Kidman’s freezer face = A pretty okay movie. Full Story

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TIFF Review: Truth

September 16, 2015 14:43:33 Posted at September 16, 2015 14:43:33
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Truth is Spotlight’s more depressing cousin, another investigative procedural but this time, the outcome is less celebratory. Based on her own book, Truth tells the account of Mary Mapes, the 60 Minutes producer who oversaw the story on then-President Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard. Full Story

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Johnny & Amber in Boston

September 16, 2015 14:08:18 Posted at September 16, 2015 14:08:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Last night was the Boston premiere of Black Mass. Black Mass opens this weekend. So does Sicario. Click here for Sarah’s review of Black Mass and click here for Joanna’s review of Sicario. Full Story

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