There is nothing like an LA premiere, and Belfast had an incredible evening last night at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. It was wonderful, with Kenneth Branagh saying a few words, and topped off by star Jamie Dornan singing “Everlasting Love” at the after party.
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The 46th Toronto International Film Festival returns this September, and the annual celebration of cinema will feature over 100 films, including Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. Perhaps the biggest detail, however, was that in-person screenings and red carpets are also set for a comeback, and TIFF will also screen films across Canada.
More dynamic and dense than anything else in his back catalogue, yet familiar in tone and appearance, filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s latest effort, Tenet, will leave his legions of ardent admirers pleasantly satiated, while probably leaving just as many people scratching their heads in bewilderment.
All is True finds its director and star Kenneth Branagh channelling his love of all things Shakespearean into a refined, but unpretentious sort of passion project.
If you love a good murder mystery, Agatha Christie is the master of the genre, and it’s been a long time since we’ve seen one of her stories on the big screen. Director and actor Kenneth Branagh delivers some much-needed mystery with Murder on the Orient Express, while taking on the all important role of Hercule Poirot, and it’s easy to love what he accomplished, even if the film is far from perfect because it is ultimately, at the very least, a fun ride.
Arriving this week on DVD and Blu-ray: the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s debuts on Blu-ray starring Audrey Hepburn as the one-and-only Holly Golightly; Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph joke it up in the comedy, Bridesmaids; Disney’s animated classic, Dumbo, celebrates its 70th anniversary; plus reviews of Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal and Thor.