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, What a fantastic weekend! Many thanks to everyone who came out for CAROL at THE NEON! This stunning film surpassed the national average for us and has already reached "hit status" in our books. Don't forget that your ticket stub to CAROL gets you 50% off admission to America's Packard Museum - just a few blocks away. We're holding everything we've got (CAROL, THE DANISH GIRL and TRUMBO), and we're adding a couple more films to the line-up. First off, we're bringing a documentary that has received several requests - but it will only play for a handful of screenings - PEGGY … [Read more...] about CAROL Soars at THE NEON! PEGGY GUGGENHEIM Doc & Return of SPOTLIGHT Start Friday!
A movie blog written by someone smart enough to know his opinions may not match yours. "There you go ... Relax those shoulders ... And if this were the 1990s, I'd probably put on a little R. Kelly for how I'm about to get my groove on!" Cate Blanchett stars as the titular character as she gets close with Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), a shy department store clerk who may become something more in a scene from director Todd Haynes' take on Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt, CAROL. Credit: © 2015 The Weinstein Company. WATCH … [Read more...] about Introducing McCoy on Movies: Review of CAROL