Several Festival Films Opening This Weekend

A number of films that premiered earlier this year during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival are opening in theaters this weekend. I reviewed Adam earlier this year for Out Magazine.  This film has garnered a lot of attention and controversy on social media.  Most of the controversy has to do with what is in the book rather than what is in the film.  The film has managed to spark a boycott movement–one of which I…

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Toronto 2019: Additional Gala, Special Presentations Added

Another wave of titles were added to the list of Gala and Special Presentations playing during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The announcement of the new Toronto titles was made this morning by TIFF co-heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente.  The additional titles bring the fest to a total of 20 Gala selections and 55 Special Presentations. “We’re thrilled to announce this second wave of Galas and Special Presentations, which I believe are some…

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Avengers: Endgame arrives on Blu-ray, DVD

Fans can finally bring home the world’s best-selling movie of all time, Avengers: Endgame, now that the film is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. SYNOPSIS The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame. BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer): Digital…

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TIFF 2019: Midnight Madness, Cinematheque

Slamdance favorite The Vast of Night was among the Midnight Madness program when the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) unveiled selections. The Vast of Night was hands-down my favorite film to play Slamdance this year.  The low-budget indie film, directed by Andrew Patterson, stars Jake Horowitz and Sierra McCormick.  I have yet to hear anything about distribution but I hope that a distributor is wise to pick this film up.  Some of my favorite…

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The Souvenir: Oscar hopeful arrives on Blu-ray, DVD

Joanna Hogg’s Oscar hopeful, The Souvenir, starring Honor Swinton Byrne is now available for viewers to watch at home on Blu-ray and DVD. The film, released by A24, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January where it took home the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic.  As I wrote in my review upon the film’s theatrical release, Byrne delivers a breakout performance.  It is a known fact that female filmmakers don’t get enough recognition…

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Toronto 2019: Canadian Features lineup announced

The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival announced the second wave of titles this morning, shining a light on TIFF’s Canadian features and shorts. The Canadian feature slate includes seven first features, 13 works by returning TIFF alumni, and almost 50% films directed by women. “We are deeply impressed by the high quality of the work done by Canadian directors this year — particularly from filmmakers who were making their first and second features,” said Steve…

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Long Shot now available on Blu-ray, DVD

Long Shot, the hysterical film starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, is now available to bring home on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. When Long Shot was announced to premiere during the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, the film was immediately placed on my calendar.  It didn’t matter what was screening against it because nothing was going to stop me from attending the comedy. Having the same Saturday night slot during SXSW as Blockers one year prior…

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Gamora: Deleted Avengers: Endgame Scene Reveals Fate

A deleted scene from Avengers: Endgame reveals fate of Gamora as Marvel continues to market the film’s release on home video. Here’s the deleted scene as exclusively presented by USA Today: We have an EXCLUSIVE @Avengers deleted scene from #Endgame that gives fans a heroic must-see moment → https://t.co/Y0tiB90wX7 pic.twitter.com/QZDxovUCT2 — USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) July 26, 2019 The scene takes us back to the battlegrounds following the death of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). …

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Meryl Streep to receive the TIFF Tribute Actor Award

The Toronto International Film Festival will honor Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep with the Meryl Streep to receive the TIFF Tribute Actor Award. Today’s announcement was made by TIFF co-heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey.  The award, sponsored by RBC, will be presented to the three-time Oscar winner during this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event.  The gala will take place on Monday, September 9 at the Fairmont Royal York.  TIFF’s year-round programming will benefit…

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Toronto 2019: First Wave of Galas and Special Presentations

The Toronto International Film Festival announced the first wave of films playing in the Gala and Special Presentations program in September.  The announcement was made by Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente. “Some of the year’s biggest films will land in Toronto this September,” said Bailey, Co-Head and Artistic Director of TIFF. “We’re thrilled to unveil Galas and Special Presentations that bring the brightest lights in film to our Festival audience. Our new programming team has…

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