Hello Dayton Most Metro! We're moving along in a big way this weekend. If you still need to see LA LA LAND - now the highest grossing film in THE NEON's history - Thursday will be your last chance to catch it with us. If you still need to see 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, Sunday will be your last chance to catch this gem at THE NEON. On Friday, we will open two very different films that have something in common. JACKIE and ELLE both have lead performances that have been nominated for "Best Actress" at this year's Academy Awards. Natalie Portman gives an incredible performance as Jackie Kennedy - one … [Read more...] about 2 New Films, 2 “Best Actresses” at THE NEON
Hello Most Metro! We were all set to move forward with JACKIE this weekend, but the execs at Lionsgate (the distributor for LA LA LAND) were insistent that we hold their hit for another week...and with good reasons. 1) LA LA LAND is still performing well. 2) LA LA LAND just scored the highest number of Oscar nominations ever received - 14 in all (tying with ALL ABOUT EVE and TITANIC). 3) In just under 4 weeks, LA LA LAND has become our #2 "Highest Grossing Film Ever" at THE NEON. Over the course of this upcoming weekend, it will likely move into the #1 spot! All that said, we will hold both … [Read more...] about Numerous Oscar Nominations for Films at THE NEON
Hello Everyone, My first film of my final day of screenings was PLANETARIUM - directed by Rebecca Zlotwoski and starring Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp. This is the story of two sisters who are mediums living in France and their relationship with a film producer. Though the concept is intriguing ("sometimes you have to turn off the lights to see something" was an early quote that had promise) and I liked moments of the film, this was the biggest mess I saw at TIFF. I don't know what happened, but about an hour in, I felt like there were several films happening at once - and not in a … [Read more...] about TIFF 2016 – Day #9 – Wrapping Up This Year’s Fest
Hello Everyone, Thanks for coming back! Today was my last day during this trip when I have to wake up before 6am! I saw three more films (which takes me to 24 total), and I had a nice dinner. Though there was an invitation to meet up for late drinks, I had to turn it down. I'm simply too tired and getting more than 4 hours of sleep sounds much better. My first film of the day was PATERSON, by Jim Jarmusch - who has a cult-like following. This film stars Adam Driver as "a working-class poet in a small New Jersey town who practices his craft amidst the quiet magic of everyday life." … [Read more...] about TIFF 2016 – Day #7
Hello Everyone, We're cleaning house this week! If you need to see HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT, MUSTANG, SON OF SAUL or LADY IN THE VAN, Thursday will be your last chance to catch them at THE NEON. On Friday, we'll begin a film that many of you have expressed excitement about - HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS - starring Sally Field. In addition, we'll begin a film by master filmmaker Terrence Malick with a star-studded cast - KNIGHT OF CUPS. Synopsis for HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS: "When Doris Miller meets John Fremont, her company's hip new art director, sparks fly-at least for Doris. In the cluttered … [Read more...] about Sally Field’s DORIS & Star-Studded Malick Film Open Friday at THE NEON!