TIFF 2015 Coverage Articles

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

Rachel’s home Spotlight

September 15, 2015 13:11:13 Posted at September 15, 2015 13:11:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Sarah’s review for Spotlight will follow this post. Here we are focusing on Toronto’s own Rachel McAdams. But I begin with an article in the Globe & Mail, Canada’s newspaper of record, published yesterday about how Hollywood has affected the festival, specifically how the Hollywood marketing and publicity machine is sidelining Canadian journalists at TIFF in favour of the major American outlets. Full Story

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TIFF Review: Black Mass

September 15, 2015 12:55:53 Posted at September 15, 2015 12:55:53
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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It’s not that Black Mass is bad—it’s too technically proficient to be called “bad”—it’s that it’s…cold. It is unengaging. Yes, Johnny Depp is very good as Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, but we’ve seen him do so many transformations at this point that there’s nothing special about this one. Full Story

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Johnny’s hairline…and “eye contact”

September 15, 2015 12:27:39 Posted at September 15, 2015 12:27:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Black Mass premiered at TIFF last night. Sarah’s review is coming up. But first…because it’s Johnny Depp, and there’s been so much drama about Johnny and Amber in Toronto, we’re starting there. As I mentioned in my post yesterday – click here Full Story

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Matt Damon opens mouth, world face palms

September 15, 2015 12:04:38 Posted at September 15, 2015 12:04:38
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck used to have a show called Project Greenlight, in which they and a panel of filmmakers chose a script and a director and set them loose with a small budget to make a movie. It aired three seasons on Bravo from 2001-2005, and the only movie I remember from it is the hilariously bad horror movie, Feast. Full Story

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Evan Rachel Wood and Ellen Page’s plus ones

September 14, 2015 17:52:16 Posted at September 14, 2015 17:52:16
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Evan Rachel Wood and Ellen Page play sisters in Into the Forest and spent the weekend in Toronto. Ellen, Evan and I are the same age. I've watched their careers closely and admire them both for speaking their mind, and standing up for women in Hollywood. Since Ellen has publicly revealed her sexuality and become an LGBTQ activist, you can see the difference it has had on her mental health. Full Story

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Tom & Lizzie

September 14, 2015 16:58:35 Posted at September 14, 2015 16:58:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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This happened to me the last time I interviewed Tom Hiddleston for The Avengers. I don’t know how I forgot. That he’s SOOOOOOOO f-cking charming and thoughtful and smart and nice. Tom was my first interview yesterday, followed immediately by Elizabeth Olsen. As Sarah just noted in her review, I Saw The Light isn’t great. Full Story

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TIFF Review: I Saw The Light

September 14, 2015 16:01:53 Posted at September 14, 2015 16:01:53
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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I had high hopes for the Hank Williams biopic, I Saw the Light, because Hank Williams’s life is inherently cinematic—gifted musician with a meteoric rise, tragic death, and a drama-ridden life in between—and also because Tom Hiddleston plays Williams. Hiddleston is a brilliant mimic and a good actor, a combination that makes him ideal for casting in biopics. Full Story

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Wet Tom Hardy

September 14, 2015 15:36:22 Posted at September 14, 2015 15:36:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It was pouring on Saturday night for the Legend premiere at TIFF. And the fans, they stood out there in the rain, waiting patiently for Tom Hardy. Meanwhile, I was under the red carpet awning, waiting impatiently for an interview. It didn’t happen. The film was supposed to start at 9:30pm. Full Story

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TIFF Review: About Ray

September 14, 2015 15:10:12 Posted at September 14, 2015 15:10:12
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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I feel bad sh*tting on About Ray, but…I’m going to sh*t on it—it’s not very good. Starring Elle Fanning as transgender teen Ray and directed by Gaby Dellal (Looking), About Ray is more about everyone else talking about Ray than Ray himself. It’s a standard wacky family coming of age story, except the quirk is that Ray is transitioning from female to male, which sends his flighty mom into a panic as he needs both parents signatures before beginning the medical process of transitioning, and they haven’t seen or heard from Ray’s dad in a decade because of something his mother did. Full Story

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Jake & Dakota in Toronto

September 14, 2015 14:47:49 Posted at September 14, 2015 14:47:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jake Gyllenhaal opened TIFF on Thursday. On Friday he was in New York participating in the Cantor Fitzgerald annual charity day. Last night however he was back in Toronto, hanging out at the Shangri-La lobby with his brother-in-law, Peter Sarsgaard, and Joel Edgerton who are here for Black Mass. Then Dakota Johnson came to join them. Full Story

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TIFF Review: The Danish Girl

September 14, 2015 14:03:37 Posted at September 14, 2015 14:03:37
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Josh Brolin snuck into the premiere of The Danish Girl on Saturday night. This is unusual for a star at a film festival to do, to make time in their busy interview and party schedule to check out another movie. But when asked about it the next day by etalk host Ben Mulroney, Josh said, "I'm a fan, man!" and explained that he had a "chemical need" to see the movie as soon as possible. Full Story

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