TIFF 2021 starts tomorrow, and I’ve been reflecting on all the years that I’ve been covering Canada’s best festival, and one of the most interesting public festivals in the world.
New this week at a theatre near you: Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis star in the odd-couple comedy, Due Date; Will Ferrell plays the winningly bad bad-guy in the animated comedy, Megamind; and a look at the political thriller, Fair Game, starring Naomi Watts.
Arriving on store shelves this week, travel with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman to Australia’s rugged Outback for an adventure-packed romance, or visit with Sean Penn in his Oscar-winning performance as the courageous Harvey Milk. Also out this week, but much less interesting, Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac star in Soul Men, and Disney drops their latest ridiculous comedy, Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
Hollywood’s biggest names converged on the corner of Hollywood and Highland last Sunday, February 22 for the annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater. It was another gala extravaganza, and The GATE has a collection of photos of the winners and presenters from backstage at the awards.
There are too many films where the word “inspired by a true story” seems all too forced, but this week Sean Penn‘s Into the Wild provides an all-too-real glimpse into the short but incredible life of Chris McCandless. For the film I’m Not There, Bob Dylan fans can get an intimate, and strange re-imagining of the singer’s life, through six different actors. Plus, 101 Dalmations arrives out of Disney’s vault, Things We Lost in the Fire explores life after a husband’s death, and a magic toy shop has a mind of its own in Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.
Writer and director Sean Penn returns to the Toronto International Film Festival for the Canadian debut of Into The Wild.
Actor Sean Penn stole the show during a press conference for director Steven Zaillian‘s film All The King’s Men during the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival.