TIFF 2018 Coverage Articles

TIFF 2018 Reviews, Gossip, News, and Photos

Can Roma break through? 

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 19, 2018 21:20:55 September 19, 2018 21:20:55
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(Lainey: the Oscar race is shaping up. Yesterday Variety listed ten possible contenders now that the Telluride, Venice, and Toronto film festivals have happened. Roma is on everyone’s list for the best films of the year. It will begin streaming on Netflix in December and will also have a limited theatrical release. Full Story

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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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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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Sasha and I were pretty jacked up yesterday before covering the TIFF red carpet premiere for Manmarziyaan aka Husband Material last night. Sasha produced Danielle Graham’s etalk lounge interviews with the cast earlier in the day and she was already hyped over how much fun they were.  Read Full Intro