Hello Again. Thanks for coming back! Half way through today marked the half way point of the festival. And by the end of the day, I had seen 20 films in all...but there's lots more to go. My first film of the day was the thriller COLONIA, directed by Florian Gallenberger. Starring Daniel Bruhl and Emma Watson, this film started out like a conventional political thriller about civil unrest in Chile in 1973. But then it became an over-the-top cult escape thriller. This is the story of Colonia Dignidad - a hideous compound in Chile that housed a religious cult and also served as a … [Read more...] about TIFF 2015 – Day #5
Hello Everyone, It's now time to bid adieu to our 3rd highest grossing film ever - THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. Many thanks to all of you who helped make this film such a success. Thursday will be its last day at THE NEON. In addition, Thursday will be the last day for UNDER THE SKIN. Hurry down if you still need to see these films. (Showtimes for this week can still be found on our website at www.neonmovies.com ) Last weekend didn't go as well as we had hoped for THE RAILWAY MAN. Though mediocre reviews may have kept some folks away, many of our regulars agreed that the film is actually … [Read more...] about GOD’S POCKET – One of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Last Films – Opens Friday!
My time in Toronto is wrapping up. I'll screen a couple films today and perhaps 1 film early tomorrow before I head to the airport. It's been a blast so far, but I am starting to drag. The first film I saw yesterday was IGNACI M. - a Spanish documentary about an artist. Brought up in a home with a mother and father who were also artists, this is an exploration of his relationships with his parents, children, and others in the community. Ignaci is a colorful, gay, HIV+ man who takes 29 pills every day (the opening of the film has him explaining each pill - which is funny and … [Read more...] about Toronto – Day #8 – 2013
Hello Everyone, We're moving along this weekend. If you still need to see QUARTET, you only have through Thursday to catch it at THE NEON. On Friday, we start a new, stylish thriller which clearly pays homage to Hitchcock - STOKER. We will also begin a one-week engagement of the new documentary WEST OF MEMPHIS. In addition, EMPEROR will stick around for a couple screenings per day for one more week. For this week's remaining showtimes, visit our official site: www.neonmovies.com. Synopsis for STOKER: "After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew … [Read more...] about STOKER and WEST OF MEMPHIS Open at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone, The first quarter for 2013 has been very good for us at THE NEON. Thanks to all of you who continue to support our films! QUARTET has been huge, HYDE PARK ON HUDSON and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK were big hits, and EMPEROR is off to a very good start. We appreciate your patronage and your great word-of-mouth marketing that you do for us. Thank you! We will hold both of our current titles for another week - QUARTET and EMPEROR. It's almost certain that this will be the final week for QUARTET...so if you need to see it (or see it again), hurry down. Remaining showtimes for … [Read more...] about EMPEROR and QUARTET Continue Successful Runs at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone, It's time for us to let go of the Oscar-winning film AMOUR. Today (3/7) is your last chance to see it at THE NEON. On Friday, we will open an exclusive engagement of EMPEROR - the new WWII drama starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox. In addition, we will continue our run of QUARTET - it has been our biggest hit in a long time! Remaining showtimes for this week are at: www.neonmovies.com. Synopsis for EMPEROR: "Matthew Fox joins Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones, newcomer Eriko Hatsune, and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida to bring to life the American … [Read more...] about EMPEROR Opens Exclusively at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone, Thank you! We had another great weekend. We truly appreciate your patronage and all the good word-of-mouth recommendations you've been giving regarding our films. QUARTET continues to be a big hit for us - it will stick around. Though numbers for the Oscar-winning AMOUR have fallen, it will stay for one more week (hurry down if you need to see it...many of our patrons agree that Emmanuelle Riva should have taken home the Oscar this Sunday). Remaining showtimes for this week are at www.neonmovies.com. [yframe url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ0SupR0XgM'] Though … [Read more...] about AMOUR and QUARTET Continue Successful Runs at THE NEON!
After getting some needed tickets early this morning, I met up for lunch with a friend - Bill Taylor. We met in line for TALK TO HER at TIFF in 2002, and we've stayed in touch all these years. He's a talented filmmaker, and we will screen one of his films - THE YOUNG PRIME MINISTER - at this year's LGBT Film Fest (it plays with I KILLED MY MOTHER on opening night - Friday, Sept. 24). Do you already have tickets? In regards to screenings, I saw three films today. First off was Susanne Bier's IN A BETTER WORLD. Bier is an incredible filmmaker. The first film I saw by her was also at … [Read more...] about Toronto – THE FILMS – Day #5 (+ An Old Friend)