From The Goonies, to Ghostbusters, and The Lost Boys, the 80s had a language for film that felt like the air was a little electric, anything was possible, and you were part of the gang. It’s a mood that’s been often imitated, and rarely done well, but Ghostbusters: Afterlife captures that spirit perfectly.
The Front Runner, director Jason Reitman’s look inside a cultural moment in time that helped alter the course of modern journalism, follows along in the tonal vein of other recently minted film and television looks at politicians falling from grace, but it also finds the filmmaker and his chosen star in reinvigorated form.
- Toronto International Film Festival
TIFF 13: Video from the ‘Labor Day’ red carpet with Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin
Stars Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, and director Jason Reitman walked the red carpet at the Ryerson Theatre on September 8 to talk about their new film Labor Day at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Some days, I never know what to expect from TIFF, and yesterday definitely falls under that category after what I can only call my biggest interview ever. Saturday was never going to be one of my biggest days, at least that I knew of–Monday still looks like my busiest day at the festival–but, some things do happen last minute, and that ended up getting me my big interview.
Toronto’s streets will be flooded with movie lovers–and movie stars–this September as the 38th Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city from September 5 to 15, and today the festival has announced the full list of filmmakers and celebrities expected for all the red carpet events.
This week on DVD and Blu-ray I review Jason Reitman‘s Oscar-nominated Up In The Air; Michael Moore‘s quasi-documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story; the animated adventure, Planet 51; plus a look at Oscar-winner, Precious.
Coming out this week in theatres, George Clooney stars in Jason Reitman‘s new comedic-drama, Up In The Air; Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal star in Brothers; and a quick look at the heist film Armored, starring Matt Dillon.
It seems only fitting that the same week Juno arrives on DVD, my other favorite film of 2007 would also arrive; the sadly overlooked gem Lars and the Real Girl. Both films feature some of the best comedic performances from the year, and both have more than their share of heart, worn proudly on their sleeves.
The cast of Juno attend a press conference at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.