TIFF Review: Maggie's Plan

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 15, 2015 18:27:48 September 15, 2015 18:27:48
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Julianne Moore has Freeheld and Maggie’s Plan at TIFF this year. Julianne and Ethan Hawke were shooting Maggie's Plan at a Brooklyn ice rink barely 36 hours after they were on the Oscar red carpet in February. That's an instant humbling, isn't it? To leave the Oscars, leave the gifting suites and the Vanity Fair parties to schlep home to Brooklyn, gear up for winter and skate with Greta Gerwig and child actors, on camera. Full Story

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Smell like I Can’t

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 15, 2015 17:37:08 September 15, 2015 17:37:08
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We had the summer off from I Can’t Ariana Grande. It was great, wasn’t it? She must have sensed that we were in a good place. Because now she’s back, selling her own fragrance. If Johnny Depp smells like a savage longing for a wannabe rock career, what’s the scent of I Can’t Ariana Grande? Side parts and cotton ball mouth. Full Story

TIFF Review: Born To Be Blue

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 15, 2015 17:16:16 September 15, 2015 17:16:16
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More TIFF double duty. Ethan Hawke has two films at TIFF too: Maggie's Plan and Born to be Blue. Just as Boyhood was catching fire in November, Ethan was hanging out in church basements in Sudbury, Ontario channeling his inner Chet Baker. I was on set. Chet Baker's a pretty coveted role - Leo, River Phoenix (!), Ryan Reynolds (what?) and Brad Pitt are among those who have fought to play this part, or expressed an interest in it. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 15, 2015 16:49:15 September 15, 2015 16:49:15

“Pretending to be divorced” isn’t the weirdest part of this story… what the f-ck? (Dlisted)

The great Nicole Kidman, as expected (Just Jared

Princess Catherine will only be guarded by women (Cele|bitchy

LOVE Gwen Stefani’s hair (Pop Sugar

There’s a rumour that Nicole Kidman is pregnant (Celeb Dirty Laundry

Beyonce & Jay Z – so who’s taking these photos? (OK!

Boring dress on Dakota Johnson (Popoholic

Robert Pattinson hates his nickname (College Candy

Kristen Stewart’s best quote (Jezebel

Benicio is sexy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 15, 2015 16:16:40 September 15, 2015 16:16:40
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I never used to get it about Benicio Del Toro. You know my type. Charlie Hunnam, Liam Hemsworth… But then I saw Sicario. After Spotlight, it’s my favourite film of TIFF. Like Spotlight, it’s not an easy story. This is two hours of stress and anxiety. But worth it. So worth it. Full Story

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TIFF Review: Freeheld

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 15, 2015 15:45:48 September 15, 2015 15:45:48
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Ellen Page and her girlfriend Samantha Thomas made their red carpet debut at the world premiere of her movie Freeheld in Toronto on Sunday night. It's about the fight for equal rights in domestic partnerships, which eventually laid the groundwork for where we are now in the U. Full Story

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TIFF Review: Equals

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 15, 2015 15:25:08 September 15, 2015 15:25:08
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Drake Doremus’s previous feature films are all concerned with love, and in Equals, his latest feature, it’s no different except that this time he comes at notions of sex, intimacy, and love from the angle of a society that typically lives without those things. Set in a post-apocalyptic future in which people live in “the Collective”, a nightmare hive of emotionless drones who have their emotions “switched off” in their DNA, Equals follows two young lovers, Silas (Nicholas Hoult) and Nia (Kristen Stewart). Full Story

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Irina in with the family

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 15, 2015 14:36:40 September 15, 2015 14:36:40
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Bradley Cooper, big tennis fan, was with his ma, Gloria, at the US Open Men’s Final on Sunday. Irina Shayk is also currently in New York for fashion week. And she was at the US Open too…sitting next to his sister (thanks Martin!): pic.twitter.com/Qm8x8wyDb1 Full Story

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TIFF Review: Into The Forest

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 15, 2015 14:18:52 September 15, 2015 14:18:52
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Into the Forest is the most insane movie I've seen in years, and I read the book. I knew what I was in for. Lainey did not. More on that soon. Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood are sisters who love each other as much as they love to hate each other. Typical sibling rivalry stuff. Ellen's Nell wants to be a good student while Evan's Eva wants to be the best dancer she can be. Full Story

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Ben Affleck: looking up

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 15, 2015 13:54:55 September 15, 2015 13:54:55
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PEOPLE posted an exclusive on Ben Affleck last night. This was the first line of the article: Things are starting to look up for Ben Affleck. Basically the entire article is about how Ben looks happier because his family makes him happy. Full Story

TIFF Review: Spotlight

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 15, 2015 13:28:07 September 15, 2015 13:28:07
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Hands down the best movie I’ve seen at TIFF, Spotlight is a phenomenal film, absolutely pitch perfect from start to finish. This could be my whole review—this film is flawless and if it doesn’t affect you, then you are a monster. It will break your heart. It will make you so, SO angry. Full Story

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