The deeply personal, painfully honest, and subtly witty Pain and Glory finds writer-director Pedro Almodóvar and leading man Antonio Banderas delivering some of their career best work.
The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival is one week away, and today TIFF announced the very long list of expected guests who will be coming to Toronto to celebrate.
The cinema of the mid-twentieth century gave us a lot to love; too much to list in a review that isn’t expressly or specifically about some of the best films ever made. By that same token, there are plenty of tropes, attitudes, and practices that are best left forgotten about and uncelebrated. No one told that to Spanish filmmaker Fernando Trueba when he was making The Queen of Spain, a pointless, long gestating sequel to his 1998 backstage dramedy The Girl of Your Dreams. Unoriginal and old-timey in all the wrong ways, The Queen of Spain is the kind of film that only an octogenarian who hasn’t seen a movie in fifty years could love. If this were made in the 1940s or 50s and it weren’t a sequel, it would have slipped into the public domain by now with no one clamouring to claim ownership over it.
- Toronto International Film Festival
Once again, some serious star power is headed to Toronto for the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, and today the full list of expected stars and filmmakers has been announced.
New arrivals in theatres this weekend include: Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides starring Johnny Depp as the one and only Captain Jack Sparrow, hunting this time for the fountain of youth; and the drama Last Night, starring Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington.
The stars of Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides walked the black carpet for the film’s world premier at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, with most of the cast turning out for the big premier.
On May 20, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall will release the fourth installment in Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which arrives in 3D and once again stars Johnny Depp as the epic Captain Jack Sparrow.
Enter for a chance to win a double pass to one of The GATE’s 3D advance screenings of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides starring Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz, presented by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.
This week on DVD and Blu-ray: Daniel Day-Lewis stars in the musical drama, Nine; things get a little strange in Terry Gilliam‘s Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus; and Steven Spielberg‘s moving war epic Saving Private Ryan arrives on Blu-ray.
Opening this week just in time for Christmas holidays, Robert Downey Jr. stars as tough but wise Sherlock Holmes; Daniel Day-Lewis stars in Rob Marshall‘s musical, Nine; plus a look at Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, It’s Complicated, Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and Up In The Air.