TIFF 2015 Coverage Articles

TIFF 2015 hilights, news, gossip, photos, and video.

Saoirse shines in Brooklyn

October 13, 2015 15:54:00 Posted at October 13, 2015 15:54:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Actually everyone shines in Brooklyn. Brooklyn was the first film I screened for TIFF. I sat in the theatre beside my friend Teri Hart and we just smiled at each other the whole way through. This film is sweet and warm and difficult and it’s kind. Full Story

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Trumbo for Oscar?

October 7, 2015 15:48:12 Posted at October 7, 2015 15:48:12
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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(Lainey: a new trailer for Trumbo was released yesterday. Some people think Bryan Cranston could be a contender. He’s so well liked in Hollywood. And he would be the answer if voters don’t want to reward Eddie Redmayne two years in a row, can’t stand Johnny Depp, continue to deny Leo, and if Fassbender won’t play. Full Story

London Fields

September 28, 2015 19:36:45 Posted at September 28, 2015 19:36:45
Sarah Posted by Sarah

London Fields is one of the worst movies I’ve seen this year, and I’ll get to sh*tting on it in a second, but first, an odd thing happened TIFF with this movie. I saw it at a press screening at the festival—Joanna and I were both completely floored by its unmitigated rancidness—but before it premiered for the public, it was pulled from the TIFF lineup because the director, Matthew Cullen, sued the producers Full Story

TIFF Review: Drew Barrymore & Toni Collette in Miss You Already

September 23, 2015 15:43:48 Posted at September 23, 2015 15:43:48
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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FameFlynet, Fred Duval/ Karwai Tang/ David M. Benett/ Getty Images

Cancer, the toxic monster that not only attacks the body, but every relationship a person has. In this film it tests the strength of the lifelong friendship between Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore), and these two have already been to hell and back with each other. Miss You Already, which premiered at TIFF and is set in London, shows the power of their bond after Milly learns she'll need a double mastectomy because her cancer is so invasive. Full Story

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Nina at home

September 22, 2015 19:33:56 Posted at September 22, 2015 19:33:56
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Nina Dobrev was home in Toronto over the weekend to celebrate the TIFF premiere of her horror satire, The Final Girls, at Midnight Madness. The movie (and movie within a movie) is a really fun romp, and after a day of press, she celebrated with her co-stars Malin Akerman and Taissa Farmiga at a party before the film. 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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Joe Scarnici/ Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Todd Williamson/ Michael Tran/ Getty Images

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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Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Kevin Winter/ Todd Williamson/ Getty Images

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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Wenn, Jeremychanphotography/ Getty Images

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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Tommaso Boddi/ Jeremychanphotography/ Isaiah Trickey/ Getty Images

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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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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Wenn, Splash News

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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