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Review: Disorder (TIFF 2015)

PLOT: Vincent ( Matthias Schoenaerts ) – a former soldier with PTSD– is hired to protect the wife ( Diane Kruger ) and son of a shady businessman. When he’s arrested, the wife finds herself marked for death and now it’s up to the half-crazed Vincent to protect her. REVIEW: Every year at TIFF, there’s a little movie that comes out of nowhere and...
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Review: The Danish Girl (TIFF 2015)

PLOT: The true story of Lili Elbe ( Eddie Redmayne ) who was born Einar Wegener and became one of the first recipients of gender reassignment surgery. REVIEW: THE DANISH GIRL is nothing if not timely. With the transgender issue dominating headlines a movie about Lili Elbe couldn't have come along at a better time. With star Eddie Redmayne having just won an Oscar and...
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Eddie Redmayne is transgender in Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl trailer

In the 1920s, Danish artist Gerda Wegener ( Alicia Vikander ) painted her own husband, Einar ( Eddie Redmayne ), as a lady. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his/her appearance into a female and named himself/herself Lili Elbe. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer in the first...
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Review: A Little Chaos

PLOT: A romance between two landscape artists working on a garden in King Louis XIV’s palace brings friction to the inhabitants of Versailles. REVIEW: There is very little chaos in Alan Rickman ’s mannered and occasionally luminous feature A LITTLE CHAOS. There is beauty here that is for certain, and much of that comes from the dazzling Kate Winslet as Sabine De...
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Exclusive Interviews: Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman talk A Little Chaos

17 years after making his directorial debut, Alan Rickman returns to the director's chair with A LITTLE CHAOS, a period piece centering around the building of one of Louis XIV's gardens at his palace in Versailles. Rickman himself plays the stuffy King, while Kate Winslet plays the (invented) character of Sabine De Barra, a simple landscaper tasked with impressing the King...
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Review: The Drop (TIFF 2014)

PLOT: Bob Saginowsk ( Tom Hardy ) works at his cousin Marv's ( James Gandolfini ) bar, which doubles as a “drop” for mob money. When the two are robbed for a relatively small amount, they realize how vulnerable they are to robberies, which could have deadly consequences for them if they get ripped off for enough tainted money. When they're chosen to be the drop for...
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Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini headline the trailer for thriller The Drop

Tom Hardy and his beard have been getting quite the workout this year. Between LOCKE and MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, Hardy's facial hair has almost become a character all it's own. Now, the scruff returns with a New York accent alongside Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini in the trailer for THE DROP. Coming from Dennis Lehane (MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE), THE DROP...
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: James Caan

Last week, in anticipation of THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, we took a look at the filmography of Wes Anderson , whose debut film, BOTTLE ROCKET, featured a standout performance by this week’s subject… James Caan No one could ever deny that James Caan is one hell of a badass. Even at seventy-three years old, Caan’s still one of the toughest guys in...
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Review: Blood Ties

BLOOD TIES was originally reviewed as part of our TIFF 2013 coverage. PLOT: In New York City, circa 1974, Chris ( Clive Owen ) is paroled after twelve-years in prison for murder. He's met by his sister Marie ( Lili Taylor ) and brother Frank ( Billy Crudup )- a cop who tries to put his brother on a straight-laced, honest path. Now pushing fifty, and with two kids...
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New domestic trailer for crime drama Blood Ties with Clive Owen and Billy Crudup

The last time we heard from BLOOD TIES, the crime drama from director  Guillaume Canet , was at TIFF 2013 (see our review here ), but now the film has resurfaced with a new domestic trailer in preparation for its stateside release. Starring Clive Owen and Billy Crudup as brothers on either side of the law, one a cop (Crudup) and one a crook (Owen), the two square off with...
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Rust and Bone's Matthias Schoenaerts joins Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace for Animal Rescue

FilmoFilia has news that Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts has joined the cast of ANIMAL RESCUE, which will be directed by Michael P. Roskam. The two have worked together before for the film BULLHEAD and this will be Roskam's first American film. The movie is based of a short story by SHUTTER ISLAND and GONE BABY GONE author Dennis Lehane, who is also adapting the script. Schoenaerts...
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