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madame-bovary
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
last-5-years
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
zzz omar sy
Omar Sy and directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano have one thing in common: breakout 2012 film “Intouchables.” All three have teamed up again for “Samba” and the first trailer for the highly anticipated follow-up film has been released. The film stars Sy as Samba, a man who migrated from Senegal to France 10 years before the events of the film. Since living in France, Samba has worked low-paying jobs while trying to obtain proper employment papers. When he meets Alice, played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, Samba finds she may notRead More
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The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival has added new films to its roster, and with the announcement, we have our first look at Jeremy Irvine in “The Reach,” one of the films that will be making its world premiere next month in Canada. Michael Douglas plays a hunting enthusiast who hires Irvine’s character as a guide to trek through the desert in the two-hander. The two men don’t get along, and things take a turn for the worse when the hunter’s true nature is exposed after killing a prospector. HeRead More
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Between donning the shield and fighting crime alongside the Avengers as Captain America, Chris Evans went and made his feature directorial debut on a tiny two-hander of a romantic drama. Formerly called “1:30 Train,” the film, now titled “Before We Go,” was recently announced to make its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. With that news, we now have the first photo. Evans stars alongside Alice Eve and you can see the first photo, as well as the official plot description, below. Set in Manhattan, the storyRead More
belle
We knew all along that Amma Asante’s true life historical drama “Belle” is about a young woman who was born to an African slave mother and British Naval officer father, and who was raised as an aristocratic lady in 18th century England, but with the first trailer released from the film today, it’s clear her life wasn’t as easy as just that. A ton of info and exposition is packed into this first trailer for the TIFF 2013 premiere. British actress plays Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays the titular Dido Elizabeth BelleRead More
12yearsaslave
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
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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
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
Before he becomes Louis Zamperini for Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” next year, fest goers can see Jack O’Connell right now in British prison drama “Starred Up,” which earned great reviews in Telluride and is now heading to Toronto. We’ve got the first images and trailer of the rising British star below. Former “Skins” star O’Connell plays Eric, a juvenile detention center detainee with a violent temper who is transferred to an adult facility. He immediately prepares to defend himself but is caught up in a brutal encounter nonetheless. Further complicating mattersRead More