The Death and Life of John F. Donovan doesn’t play like a work from one of the most confident filmmakers in the world today. It comes across more like three films of varying quality stuffed uneasily and unconvincingly into a single package.
Boy Erased, the second directorial effort from actor and writer Joel Edgerton, takes an uncomfortable and wholly moving look at a young man, full of doubt, who’s sent to an unspeakably awful place to “recover.”
The 69th Festival de Cannes is just over a week away, running from May 11 to 22, and leading up to the big, international film festival, Telefilm Canada has put together a cheat sheet for the Canadian talent to watch this year, including directors Xavier Dolan, and Kim Nguyen; producers Nancy Grant, and Allison Black; and actors Tatiana Maslany, and Sophie Nélisse.
Catherine Keener has a passion for Canadian film that she earned while working on director Charles Binamé’s Elephant Song alongside actors Bruce Greenwood, and Xavier Dolan, and she’s proud to talk about it, especially now that she understands how hard it is to make a film in Canada.
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.