TIFF Review: Brimstone

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 15, 2016 16:44:00 September 15, 2016 16:44:00
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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

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 15, 2016 15:49:35 September 15, 2016 15:49:35
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 15, 2016 14:57:35 September 15, 2016 14:57:35
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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

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 15, 2016 14:16:32 September 15, 2016 14:16:32
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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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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Two link recommendations today and the common theme here is “feelings”. All that matters is the “feelings”. And as long as one feels the feelings and honours the feelings, one can begin to live their best life.  Read Full Intro