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Kristen & Laura close TIFF

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2018 16:34:22 September 17, 2018 16:34:22
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Joanna and I worked this weekend. On Saturday night she produced me on the carpet for etalk at the TIFF closing gala presentation of Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy starring Kristen Stewart as JT LeRoy/Savannah Knoop and Laura Dern as Laura Albert/JT LeRoy. I’m sure most of you are familiar with the story. Full Story

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Dear Gossips,

As mentioned, last night I moderated the Q&A after the 25th anniversary TIFF screening of The Joy Luck Club at the Elgin Theatre, the same theatre where it premiered at TIFF in 1993. Director Wayne Wang was joined by casting director Heidi Levitt, and cast members Kieu Chinh (Suyuan), Tsai Chin (Auntie Lindo), and Tamlyn Tomita (Waverly).  Read Full Intro

Bradley Cooper, the contender

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 14, 2018 17:28:36 September 14, 2018 17:28:36
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As you’re now probably aware, after the reaction to A Star is Born in Venice and especially in Toronto, in front of a North American audience, the film is a now a major contender for award season and, ultimately, for Oscar. A Best Picture nomination seems likely, especially if ASIB does big business which I can’t imagine it won’t. Full Story

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Lady Gaga’s “overjoyment”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 14, 2018 14:27:57 September 14, 2018 14:27:57

This is a word Lady Gaga uses in her new Vogue cover story released earlier this week. Her “73 Questions” came out yesterday. All this, of course, ahead of the release of A Star is Born on October 5 following its world premiere in Venice and its North American premiere at TIFF a few days ago. Full Story

Olivia Munn in The Predator

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 14, 2018 13:27:33 September 14, 2018 13:27:33
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The Predator is the latest (misguided) attempt to extend the mythos of Predator, the 1980s Arnold Schwarzenegger classic. Predator, like the DeLorean, was a one-off idea that never should have been franchised, and yet it has been, with The Predator being an attempt to kickstart a new franchise with new, scarier Predators. Full Story

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TIFF Review: First Man

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 13, 2018 20:37:48 September 13, 2018 20:37:48
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First Man, Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to La La Land could not be more different than his previous films. For one thing, First Man is not about music. For another, it is a much bigger production in scope, scale, and imagination, and Chazelle takes to this kind of grandiose filmmaking in a way that recalls other filmmakers like Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg. Full Story

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TIFF Review: Widows

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 12, 2018 20:43:05 September 12, 2018 20:43:05
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To call Widows a leap forward for director Steve McQueen, or to otherwise imply this is some kind of improvement on his already capable and distinct style, is not fair to McQueen or a good assessment of his previous work (Hunger, Shame, 12 Years a Slave). However, there is no denying that Widows represents something new from McQueen, something pulpier and more commercial and more broadly accessible than his previous work. Full Story

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