Writer-director Jason Reitman spoke with members of the Chicago press during the press tour for his new film, The Front Runner. I had the opportunity to sit down with the Oscar-nominated director in a 20-minute roundtable interview with four other Chicago area film journalists. While Hugh Jackman and the Gary Hart story were discussed, what follows are the two questions that I asked of the Juno and Up in the Air director. Congrats on the…"Jason Reitman talks The Front Runner"
The Front Runner offers striking commentary not only on American politics but the media’s responsibility to report on the players involved. American politics was different in the 1980s. There was no such thing as cable news. People weren’t walking with a computer in their pocket, let alone their palms. Reporters didn’t have the ability to be published instantaneously. While some aspects such as the traveling beat are the same, it’s how they are able to…"TIFF 2018: The Front Runner"
The first wave of titles were unveiled this morning ahead of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), running September 6-16. Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, unveiled the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentation programming of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival. All in all, there were 17 Galas and 30 Special Presentations in the first announcement. This includes 21 World Premieres,…"TIFF 2018: First Wave of Titles Announced"