The fourth dramatized retelling of one of the most harrowing hostage crises in world history, 7 Days in Entebbe boasts a perfect director for the intense job at hand and a maddening amount of technical, performative, and narrative inconsistencies at every other turn.
Actor and filmmaker Vincent Perez’s third directorial feature Alone in Berlin boasts heavyweight performers Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, and Daniel Brühl in starring roles that on paper seem worthy of their immense talents, but instead saddles them in an underwhelming, competently mounted reflection on loss and grief during wartime. Alone in Berlin could have been an impassioned drama, but instead errs on the side of curious stoicism, and ends up coming across at best as a decent episode of Masterpiece Theatre.
- Toronto International Film Festival
On September 6, director Bill Condon and the cast of The Fifth Estate–including Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Alicia Vikander and Carice van Houten–walked the red carpet at Roy Thomson Hall for the opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival.