You may have noticed that it's been a bit quiet around here. Not that long ago I was bustling my way through TIFF, but a day after it was over, I had to get myself to New Brunswick where I've been working ever since. It's coming up on two weeks that I've been here, and the adventure continues for another week before I head back to Toronto.
Welcome to the second day of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. It seems like I'm overdue for posting an update, so here's the run down of the last 24 hours which have been filled with movies, interviews, and The GATE's Interview Lounge.
For as long as I've been running The GATE, I've been covering the Toronto International Film Festival. It's a highlight of my year, a struggle, a challenge, and one of the best events I have the honour of attending and covering.
I'm writing this post on the 23rd floor of WestHouse Hotel in New York City on The Terrace, the hotel's beautiful patio that overlooks the city. From here I can see down Broadway, and across West 54th street. The city itself is humming all around from this vantage point, but it also gives a little clarity into what's around you from a kind of bird's-eye-view.
Okay, yes. Christopher Lloyd did an ad for the new Lego game, Lego Dimensions, and it's fun for a little bit, but never mind that. Ultimately it's a few moments of Lloyd doing his "Great Scott!" shtick (which, yes, I do love), but it doesn't feel all that interesting.
To celebrate the arrival of Showtime in Canada, Penny Dreadful star Josh Hartnett was in Toronto today, April 21, to promote season two of the series with a world premiere screening at TIFF Bell Lightbox where the star answered questions and chatted about the show.