Sunday Tidbits

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Natalie’s attendance at the Toronto festival last week has given us countless interviews, photos and videos. Today is a good time to see some more that we have overlooked the last days…

The Guardian published an interesting article/interview with Natalie a few days ago, on the occasion of the premiere of the films of Brady Corbet and Xavier Dolan in Toronto:

-LA Times has been covering the Toronto festival these days, and they interviewed Natalie and Brady Corbet in their studio last weekend. We have a video and a “Polaroid” photo of Natalie:

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Sunday Tidbits

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The Death and Life of John F. Donovan will premiere at the Toronto festival tomorrow. While we wait for another public appearance of Natalie, we are going to review what happened the last two days…

Hello Canada Magazine tell us how Natalie rapped at her TIFF after-party last Friday:

Natalie – who was wearing a sweet-as-can-be soft blush Dior couture gown – got her groove on as soon as the DJ started playing Cardi B. In a well-played move, he transitioned into “Natalie’s Rap 2.0” by The Lonely Island , a recurring SNL skit that sees the pint-sized star rap – and she couldn’t help but sing along and dance with her friends!

-These two interesting articles analyze Natalie´s perfomance in Vox Lux, comparing it with those of Julianne Moore and Lady Gaga, who have also premiered films in the festival:

Vanity Fair: Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore Go for Broke

IndieWire: Lady Gaga and Natalie Portman Deliver Dueling Visions of Pop Stardom

-Another IndieWire article by Eric Kohn tell us why Natalie prefers to play ‘broken, fallible, and faulted’ characters over admirable ones

-Finally, “This Changes Everything” premiered at TIFF yesterday, and Variety has a review of this documentary in which Natalie also participates:

Variety: Toronto Film Review: ‘This Changes Everything’

Natalie Will Attend TIFF ´18

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We knew that Natalie will attend the Premiere of Vox Lux in Venice next Tuesday, but now, thanks to the TIFF website, we also know that she will be at the Toronto festival, presenting the movie by Brady Corbet and The Death and Life of John F Donovan, the film directed by Xavier Dolan.

Vox Lux will have its premiere at the Canadian festival on September 7, and Dolan’s film three days later, on September 10.

Vox Lux Joins Toronto Festival Lineup

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The Toronto Film Festival has announced today that Vox Lux will also be in its lineup. The film by Brady Corbet starring Natalie will be premiered a few days earlier in Venice:

The film can be seen in Venice on September 4, and in Toronto three days later, on September 7.

After the jump, we have the full synopsis of the film…

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While we wait to see more promotional material of Vox Lux before its premiere in Venice, here we have a couple of tidbits:

-Speaking of festivals, it seems that The Death and Life of John F. Donovan will not be the only occasion to see Natalie at the Toronto Festival. According to IMDB, Natalie also participates in This Changes Everything, a documentary directed by Tom Donahue, which explores the sexism in Hollywood through the voices of marquee celebrities, including Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, and many other ambassadors of the TimesUp movement. This feature will premiere in the TIFF next September.

Mondo will release a new Black Swan special poster tomorrow, designed by Jack Hugues, and it’s spectacular:

What are you most excited about?

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What Natalie Portman news has you most excited?

It’s an interesting time in Natland with Natalie filming Pale Blue Dot (or whatever it’s called), rumours of directing her next film, plans to go to Venice for Vox Lux, and then TIFF for Death and Life of John F Donovan.

The question is, what are you most excited about? Go to our Twitter poll to vote.

Xavier Dolan’s Film at the Toronto Festival

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More great news: another Natalie movie can be seen this fall…

The Toronto film festival has announced today a second round of films for its next edition, and “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” the long-awaited film by Xavier Dolan, will have a special presentation at TIFF:

The festival is celebrated this year from September 6 to 16.

TIFF Portraits

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Thanks to HQ Utopia, we have 8 gorgeous new portraits of Natalie taken by Maarten de Boer during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Click the preview to view them in the gallery.

TIFF Straggler

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Photographer Matthew Brookes has posted a stunning new portrait of Natalie to his Instagram, taken at the InStyle studio during the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month:

Planetarium tidbits

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While Jackie had an excellent reception in Toronto and Venice, Planetarium, the other Natalie film premiered there, has not enjoyed the same fate. The film directed by Rebecca Zlotowski be released in France on November 16. Until then, here we have an interview with Natalie and Lily-Rose Depp, held at the TIFF by Variety:

And here, a couple of nice moments, immortalized in instagram, during its exhibition at both festivals:

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Jackie wins Platform Prize in Toronto

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New 'Jackie' Stills

Although La La Land was the film that won the desired Audience Prize, Jackie also won another major award in TIFF: the Platform Prize. Along the best screenplay award in Venice, this represents an excellent beginning for the film at the upcoming awards season, where it’s assumed that the Natalie’s performance will have the recognition it deserves.

More Jackie Tidbits

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Jackie, after passing through Venice and Toronto, continues to receive rave reviews (it has 95/100 on Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes right now). Many specialized media include the film as one of the best seen in the TIFF, and Natalie´s perfomance as one of the best seen in the festival:

Variety: 9 Standout Performances From Natalie Portman to Emma Stone

Toronto Sun: From Natalie Portman to Casey Affleck, 10 performances we loved

The Hollywood Reporter: Critics’ Picks: 10 Best Films of the Major Fall Festivals (So Far)

-In another vein, here we have another interesting video interview with Natalie and Pablo Larraín to Deadline, in which they talk about the challenges of the film in general and especially playing Jackie:

Deadline: Natalie Portman On ‘Jackie’: “She Took This Real Control Over Her Family’s Story”

-And finally, a new batch of rave, interesting reviews:

Film Book: JACKIE: A Triumph of Storytelling & Captured History

Boston Globe: Among Toronto’s thrills: a superb Natalie Portman in ‘Jackie’

Boise Weekly: Natalie Portman as Jackie, the Most Iconic, Mysterious Woman of Our Time

Joblo: Jackie review

Planetarium Tiff Review

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Here’s another TIFF review! Critics have been a bit hard on this French-Belgium production, and after viewing the film, I can unfortunately see why.

Rebecca Zlotowski is known for pushing boundaries, especially with 2013’s Grand Central. At 36, she has a future ahead of her. With the premise of Planetarium being leaked earlier this year, that film seemed like her future. Two sisters who are mediums being channeled by an early film maker? Sign us up! However, it isn’t once you watch the film that reality sets in. If anything, the first half an hour or so is actually spectacular and even magical. It is, instead, after this segment of the film that you find out how it really is. Planetarium has imaginative concepts, but you would have to lunge yourself to reach where the potential sits from where the film takes you. Planetarium had such promise, but it gets lost amidst its own ambitions.
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Even More TIFF Portraits

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The last round (though I’m sure there are a few more stragglers) of portraits of Natalie taken during the Toronto International Film Festival, starting with these two shots taken by Caitlin Cronenberg at W‘s on-site studio:

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