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There have been plenty of film adaptations of Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel “Madame Bovary,” but it is perhaps Sophie Barthes’ version that assigns the most sizable emphasis on the titular character. Based on the 1856 novel of the same name, “Madame Bovary” tells the tale of the disillusioned Emma Bovary (played by Mia Wasikowska) who attempts to elevate her social status by engaging in lavish spending and amorous secret affairs. As expected, this excessive lifestyle catches up with her forcing her to face the consequences, and face them, she does,Read More
The first clip from Daniel Barber’s “The Keeping Room” has just been released in anticipation of the film’s screening at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The powerful and stirring clip runs for less than a minute and a half, but it offers a wide glimpse into the challenging world that the film’s three women are battling in. Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and up-and-comer Muna Otaru star in this suspenseful drama about two sisters and a slave left behind towards the end of the American Civil War. With no men to watchRead More
With TIFF in full swing, Anna Kendrick‘s “The Last 5 Years” landed the film festival’s first major distribution deal with North American distributor Radius, Variety reports. Based on the musical by Jason Robert Brown, the film also stars Jeremy Jordan, who’s well-versed in Broadway acting and musical performances. This musical comedy-drama explores the breakdown of a marriage from two perspectives: an up-and-coming writer and his struggling, not-so-succesful actress wife. Radius is planning a Valentine’s Day 2015 release for the film in the U.S. Directed and written by Richard LaGravenese, the film isRead More
With TIFF just around the corner, new images have been released in anticipation of Andrea Di Stefano‘s “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” which will premiere at the film festival next month. Academy Award Winner Benicio Del Toro and “Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson star in this upcoming thriller, which tells the story of a young surfer who finds love in Colombia, only to discover that his new wife comes with strings attached – a powerful and dangerous drug lord uncle. The stills show Del Toro as the notorious Pablo Escobar, as well asRead More
Andrew Garfield‘s latest film venture is the farthest thing from Spider-Man – he stars in “99 Homes,” a drama featuring Michael Shannon, Laura Dern and Noah Lomax. The film follows the story of an unemployed contractor, Dennis Nash (Garfield), who lands in hot water and is forced to leave his house after the bank seizes it. As he struggles to get back his family home, Dennis winds up working for the real estate agent (Shannon) who got him in trouble in the first place. Directed by Ramin Bahrani, “99 Homes”Read More
On the heels of their lineup announcement, TIFF has released new images of several films including Noah Baumbach‘s anticipated “While We’re Young”. The film follows a frustrated middle-aged husband and wife (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts) who find their lives turned a bit upside down when they cross paths with a free-spirited younger couple (Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver). As one of the Special Presentations for TIFF, the film will be making its US premiere at the festival. Driver worked with Baumbach previously on festival favorite “Frances Ha”, and isRead More
And we’re off! The first really major indicator of this year’s Oscar race has just been unveiled, with Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” winning the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the titular “slave”, Solomon Northrup, a free-born son of a farmer who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Michael Fassbender, in his third collaboration with McQueen following “Hunger” and the criminally underrated “Shame,” turns villainous here as an abusive slave owner, while Brad Pitt plays Solomon’s family’s lawyer, who seek to free him afterRead More
Daniel Radcliffe shares a smolder in these new images MTV shared today from “Kill Your Darlings”. The film fest favorite follows a few writers you may have heard of: Allen Ginsberg (Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Jack Hutson), and William Burroughs (Ben Foster). They may be iconic now, but in the 1940s they were just struggling young artists brought together by Dane DeHaan’s magnetic Lucien Carr, a figure mostly lost to history but pivotal to the formation of the Beat generation. Elizabeth Olsen and Michael C. Hall also star in the film, which revolves aroundRead More
Newcomer Gattlin Griffith has a tense confrontation with Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in the first clip released from Jason Reitman’s “Labor Day,” on the eve of its Toronto International Film Festival screening tomorrow night. It’s already played Telluride, to mostly positive reviews that single out Winslet’s performance. Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard, Brolin stars as Frank Chambers, an escaped convict who seeks shelter with Winslet’s Adele, a divorced mother with an introverted teenage son (Gattlin). This first clip is early on in the trio’s meeting, when motherRead More
Here’s an eerie first trailer for “The Double” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. Based on the book of the same title by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the Richard Ayoade-directed film follows a man who becomes delirious after discovering his doppelgänger. Also starring alongside the two young stars are Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor, and Yasmin Paige. While the film is set to be a comedy, the teaser trailer has quite a mysterious edge to it. Take a look below! The film is set to make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend,Read More