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.
With just over a month left until the new James Bond film, Spectre, is released, Sony has confirmed rumours that the title song of the film will be sung by Grammy- award winning artist, Sam Smith.
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.
Throughout the forty years of the Toronto International Film Festival, the developing and fostering and incubating of Canadian films and Canadian cinematic talent has always been an important priority, and because of that this year’s terrific line-up of Canadian films can be seen as a direct pay off of all those past efforts and the need to keep TIFF a Canadian film festival–one that celebrates international films and film culture probably better than just about any other festival in the world, while remaining still a Canadian film festival.
Thanks to the good people at Marvel Studios, The GATE is thrilled to present a Canadian exclusive clip from Avengers: …
If you’ve always wanted to be in the same room as Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams, have we got a giveaway for you. The GATE and Entertainment One are giving away five double passes to attend the Canadian premiere of Southpaw this Thursday, July 9 in Toronto. Southpaw opens in theatres on July 24, 2015.
Director James Ford Murphy knows how to sell his first film, Lava, with just a song. He should, since that’s how he first pitched the film to Pixar, where he’s worked as an animator since working on A Bug’s Life in the late 1990s.
The lineup for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival will be announced over the next few weeks, leading up to the launch on September 10, and behind those selections for this year’s 40th anniversary festival are the programmers. The 22 programmers are the people who make the real hard choices, picking the best films submitted to the festival.