Toronto International Film Festival

TIFF Portraits

  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…

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TIFF Straggler

  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: The…

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Planetarium tidbits

 
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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More Jackie Tidbits

  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…

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Planetarium Tiff Review

 
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.
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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

 
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:

A behind-the-scenes ‘Gram and more after the jump! (more…)

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Jackie Film Review

 
Hey everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve written for this site. I attended both Jackie and Planetarium at the Toronto International Film Festival, and I am going to review both of these releases. First, here’s Jackie!

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When Billy Crudup’s journalist character asks Jackie Onassis what it sounded like when the bullet went through her late husband’s head, you know you’re getting a grizzly depiction of how the John F. Kennedy assassination went down. Jackie is co-produced by Darren Aronofsky, who was originally slated to direct this film and have his ex parter Rachel Weisz star as the titular former First Lady. Aronofsky and Weisz abandoned their posts, but the former stayed with the project while Chilean director Pablo Larrain got put in charge. Aronofsky’s dismal filmmaking definitely can be felt here, as Larrain’s perception of the tragic event is almost unsettlingly real. Natalie Portman, also an Aronofsky affiliate, was selected for the main role, and the rest is history.
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TIFF videos

  The premieres of Jackie and Planetarium in Toronto is giving us abundant graphic and video material. Here a couple of examples: two short videos by THR and LA Times,…

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Jackie TIFF Premiere: second wave of reactions

 
Just celebrated the premiere of Jackie in Toronto, and a new wave of amazing reactions is taking place:

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