If you notice a strange sensation while walking along Queen Street in Toronto this month, don’t be alarmed, it’s probably just The Force.
Canada Goose premiered their first-ever global campaign last week in New York City with the short film Out There by Canadian filmmaker Paul Haggis, which celebrates 60 years of keeping adventurers warm, even in the worst conditions.
Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies opened in theatres in October, and--like so many of Steven Spielberg's films--it's bound to be up for a few Academy Awards once the nominations are announced. The film retells the story of American lawyer James Donovan, played by Tom Hanks, as he is asked to defend Russian spy Rudolf Abel, played by Tony-winnner Mark Rylance in court.
During the Toronto International Film Festival I talked to writer and director Robert Budreau about his film Born to be Blue, which stars Ethan Hawke as Blues legend Chet Baker. The film received numerous glowing reviews from its TIFF 2015 debut, and IFC Films has picked up the U.S. rights for a future release.
Disney's Tomorrowland recently arrived on Blu-ray and digital HD, and it's one of the rare films in recent memory that personifies hope and a future that could be brighter and better. From the cast to the story, and even in some of the smallest details, hope seems ever-present, which is a message writer and director Brad Bird, and screenwriter Damon Lindelof, imagined from the beginning.
For Canadian actor, writer, director, and producer Paul Gross, the term "daunting task" doesn't seem to exist anywhere in his common lexicon. Previous to this hugely-scaled film on the Canadian campaign in the Afghanistan war, Hyena Road, he tackled Canada's role in The Great War in Passchendaele, so when the opportunity presented itself to hang out with Paul Gross for a morning's worth of Hyena Road conversation, I had to find out what his definition of a daunting task meant.
The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival will deliver hundreds of films for cinemaphiles before it wraps up on September 20, and I have been trying to watch as many films as possible to give you a sampling of what's unspooling this year. Here are fives reviews to get you started: February, Into The Forest, Land of Mine, Miss You Already, and Remember.
Josie Ho has quite a few titles, and each of them is more impressive than the last. She's a musician, a fashion trendsetter, an actress, a film producer, and most recently she was knighted this summer in Italy as Lady Josephine courtesy of Prince Stephan of Montenegro.
Somehow director Guy Ritchie really did it. He's made the sixties look stylish again, and while I'm not eager to try out any of the fashion myself, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. lives in a hip, cool, Cold War reality where spies are back in style, and the United States and Russia really can't stand each other.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. held its Canadian theatrical premiere in Toronto on Tuesday evening this week, with all four stars--Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, and Elizabeth Debicki--showing up at the Shangri-La Toronto for a special pre-screening reception, presented by Audi, followed by a red carpet at the Scotiabank Theatre.