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Dear Fern,In my last letter I wrote to you and Kelley of the highly stylized provocation of Caniba. Well, I found another but far better showboating film in Toronto's Wavelengths program, one that also precariously extends the reach of its subject to the film’s form itself. Sara Cwynar’s exuberantly candied short Rose Gold, spawned from a fascination with the titular color of a new (now old) iPhone, extracts ideas and images from this conflation of commerce and metallurgic hue to ricochet around a tart, constantly erupting quasi-encyclopedia on the subject. By turns burrowing and dodging, distracted, Godard-like, with overlapping and interrupting quotes and observations, its cacophony of objects, citations, and pastel colors makes it easy to take Rose Gold as its own pop consumer item for the hip set, Instagram-ready and already halfway to being printed on limited edition tote bags.The range of Cwynar’s film is impressive, »
Introducing a screening of I Love You, Daddy at Tiff, director/writer/producer/star Louis C.K. was asked about his motivation for making the film, and stated simply that he has an affinity for “pissing on electric fences.” Provocation for its own sake unquestionably propels the movie. It takes tangible glee in making the audience uncomfortable, asking them pointed questions, and arising their ire, and does so without offering any answers or definitive opinions on the issues in question. This is fantastic if one wants to drum up internet chatter for a few days (C.K. is good at this, being a darling of the “Peak TV” era), but ruinous if one wants a work that can stand on its own long after the social media outrage/defenses/backlash/backlash-to-the-backlash cycle dies down.
The strongest message or stance a viewer can glean from the film is that parents must be »
- Daniel Schindel
The 2016 Emmy red carpet was a rainbow of primary colors: first-time winner Sarah Paulson glistened in an embroidered emerald Prada dress; Priyanka Chopra took to twirling in her red one-shouldered Jason Wu gown; and Taraji P. Henson caught eyes in an electric-yellow Vera Wang number. Other leading ladies, from Tracee Ellis Ross to Keri Russell, kept it classic in white, and a pregnant Kerry Washington had a moment in a black Brandon Maxwell dress with cutouts, another of the night’s themes. How will some of this year’s riskier styles impact red carpet choices? Here, top celebrity stylists weigh in on which runway trends will translate into epic Emmy photo ops.
“This glittery trend has been on the runways from Oscar de la Renta to Chanel,” says Micaela Erlanger, who dresses Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany, Michelle Dockery, and “Five Came Back’s” narrator nominee Meryl Streep. “Last year I think we saw a lot of »
- Jasmin Rosemberg
Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer and photo for Downsizing, the latest from fimmaker Alexander Payne, which tackles the global issue of over-population in a very peculiar way. The title does not refer to downsizing on a corporate level, as it pertains to company-wide layoffs, but rather the downsizing, or miniaturization of every day people. While this gimmick has certainly been tackled before, Downsizing takes a global approach to a rather silly trope that has been used countless times in movies such as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and even Marvel's Ant-Man.
Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon »
"We were working to get it right for you guys," Louis C.K. says, addressing the crowd at the sold-out Saturday afternoon premiere of I Love You Daddy, the "secret" movie the stand-up/showrunner/filmmaker slipped into the Toronto International Film Festival's lineup without build-up or warning. By "you guys," he didn't mean the public at large, or even the overall populace of this fine Canadian metropolis, though he did give the city a shout-out ("I come here, and I tour, and I'm not just saying that to make you like the movie, »
Before the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival kicked off last week, we listed our most anticipated movies, performances, and more. Now that dozens of movies have screened, what's the buzz? Did highly-anticipated movies live up to expectations? Suburbicon, starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar; directed by George Clooney Suburbicon is dark, twisted, a bit sadistic, and absurdly amusing at times, just like living in the real suburbs! #TIFF17 pic.twitter.com/ZUvH0fAuzt — ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) September 8, 2017 I Love You, Daddy, starring Louis C.K., John Malkovich, Rose Byrne, Chloe Grace Moretz; directed by Louis C.K. I Love You, Daddy: Louis C.K plays a TV writer who lets down all the women in his life. Loose, unstructured...
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- Peter Martin
“I Love You, Daddy” sure sounds controversial, and has already inspired some negative op-eds. It centers on a successful television writer whose daughter becomes the object of an older filmmaker idol’s obsessions. His daughter, played by Chloë Grace Moretz, is 17. The director is played by John Malkovich, who is several decades removed from the teenager.
It’s certainly an auteur effort. C.K shot the film in secret earlier this year, wrote the screenplay, produced the picture, and stars. He probably also handled the coffee runs. The film co-stars Rose Byrne, Edie Falco, Charlie Day, Pamela Adlon, Ebonee Noel, and Helen Hunt. The Orchard paid $5 million for the picture.
Variety’s Owen Gleiberman gave the film a mixed notice, writing »
- Brent Lang
The Orchard has acquired worldwide rights to writer-director-star Louis C.K’s secret film project, “I Love You, Daddy,” which premiered over the weekend at the Toronto Film Festival. The pricetag was estimated to be around $5 million. The dark comedy, which C.K shot earlier this year in black and white and on 35mm, is a brazen and funny look at beloved artists who are trailed by scandal. The film stars Louis C.K., John Malkovich, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rose Byrne, Edie Falco, Charlie Day, Pamela Adlon, Helen Hunt and Ebonee Noel. “I Love You, Daddy” was written by Louis C.K. from a story by. »
- Umberto Gonzalez
“Everybody’s a pervert.” So says one woman to Glen (Louis C.K.) in “I Love You, Daddy,” C.K.’s sweeping black-and-white cringe comedy, but in this movie’s self-contained universe that’s a given, because everybody’s an extension of its lead character’s twisted perceptions.
As the writer, director and star, C.K. expands the awkward, introspective humor of his now-defunct F/X show to a grander cinematic terrain, but otherwise it may as well be an exuberant two-hour installment of that same program. Shot on glorious 35mm film with a wry style that emulates 40’s-era classic Hollywood, “I Love You Daddy” echoes Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” in that the vibrant, antiquated style strikes an odd contrast with its anti-hero — a neurotic, disaster-prone middle-aged man in the midst of self-destructive circumstances with little hope of redemption.
As with all of C.K.’s output, “I Love You, Daddy »
- Eric Kohn
It’s not unusual to encounter a movie shot in black-and-white, or to see that movie set in New York City. But when it features a pointedly old-fashioned romantic musical score, and when all that confectionary sight and sound — lush 35mm! full orchestral swoon! — is presented in counterpoint to a tale of talky neurotics trying to analyze their way out the other side of their problems, we’re most pointedly in the terrain of Woody Allen’s “Manhattan.”
Welcome to “I Love You, Daddy,” an independent comedy directed and co-written by its star, Louis C.K. Technically, it’s his third feature — after “Tomorrow Night,” a doleful little drama he made in 1998, and “Pootie Tang” (2001), his cult hip-hop satire. But “I Love You, Daddy,” in which C.K. plays a Manhattan-based television writer who finds himself in a career crisis just as he’s trying to come to terms with the spoiled, ingenuous »
- Owen Gleiberman
The Logan Lucky actress, 38, wore a full-skirted black Zac Posen halter dress with floral print, black heels and glossy waves to a showcase presenting up-and-coming designers Adam Dalton Blake, Tiffany Huang and Ghazaleh Khalifeh on Thursday in N.Y.C.
The actress celebrated the occasion on Instagram later in the day, posting a photo of herself with several of the fashion designers from the show. »
- Mike Miller
7 September 2017 3:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Heading into the Toronto market, Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy -- a film shot entirely in secret and which features an impressive cast that includes Pamela Adlon, Rose Byrne, Charlie Day and John Malkovich -- certainly had buyers intrigued. But the consensus among them was the film wasn’t really for sale, and the comic would simply self-distribute on his website like he did with his beloved series Horace and Pete.
Alas, that is not the case.
“This is a movie I want to see projected,” C.K. tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I want someone who can put this in theaters. That’s a big »
- Tatiana Siegel
In Hollywood, if there’s one thing more powerful that a single A-lister who seems incapable of taking a sartorial misstep on the red carpet, it’s two super chic superstars. But being one of the best dressed couples to grace any event is no easy feat, it comes with a whole lot of steep couture competition. While thus far in 2017 all eyes have been glued on the buzziest new pair in the biz, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriquez, who somehow manage to make even a sweaty gym sesh into an editorial-caliber affair, props should also be given to stylish »
- Emily Kirkpatrick
The Insidious franchise may have begun with Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne dealing with a demon in their home, but everyone quickly realized that demonologist Elise Reiner and her technologically proficient sidekicks Specs and Tucker were the real stars of the show. So how do you deal with the fact that Elise didn’t survive the events of […]
- Jacob Hall
The best horror writers know that the scariest terrors come from within ourselves. At least, that seems to be the motto behind “Insidious: The Last Key,” the fourth chapter in Blumhouse’s chilling “Insidious” franchise. While the first movie sent Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne to grapple with terrors from their past, the fourth will do the same for parapsychologist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), if this chilling new trailer is any indication.
“The Last Key” returns Elise to the home of her youth yet again, with demonologists Specs (Leigh Whannell, who wrote the script) and Tucker (Angus Sampson) to help her tame the terrors lurking. This time, a young girl is living in the house, which IMDb suggests is a teenage Elise (Hana Hayes). Down in a dark basement, a set of prison-like doors open slowly to reveal an army of decaying spirits freed from their shackles right in front of our eyes. »
- Jude Dry
While there will always be those style-obsessed individuals who studiously ignore the weather outside in favor of crafting their idyllic version of whatever ensemble strikes their fancy that day, celebrities seem to be particularly guilty of this particular type of climate-blind dressing. Of course, it helps when you spend most of your days exclusively inside of temperature-controlled environs, only stepping outside long enough to make sure a few choice paparazzi photos get snapped.
And while the KarJenners are some of the worst offenders, regularly wearing mink coats in summer and silk slips in the dead of winter, on Wednesday Ariel Winter »
- Emily Kirkpatrick
After highlighting 55 titles confirmed to arrive this fall, we now turn our attention to the festival-bound films either without distribution or awaiting a release date. Looking over Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and New York Film Festival titles, we’ve rounded up 25 movies — most of which we’ll be checking out over the next few weeks — that we can’t wait to see.
Check out our 25 most-anticipated festival premieres below, and let us know what you’re most looking forward to.
Caniba (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel)
As part of the groundbreaking Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel have established themselves at the forefront of modern documentary filmmaking, most notably with their landmark 2012 film Leviathan. In their second collaboration this year (after somniloquies, which premiered at Berlin), the two seem to be engaging with a more typical documentary subject, though the form of Caniba remains to be seen. »
- The Film Stage
Once upon a time, back in the network’s golden years, MTV would assemble all the stars in the top-40 galaxy for an annual celebration of the very best in music videos. They called it the Video Music Awards — the VMAs, for short. They still do, believe it or not, but the VMAs have come to serve a very different purpose in an age when MTV and C-span air roughly the same number of music videos.
These days, it would be fair to say that the VMAs exist less to celebrate music videos than they do to celebrate MTV itself, to reaffirm the network’s place in the zeitgeist. As a pop spectacle, the VMAs are right up there with the Super Bowl halftime concert. As an awards show, they’re a complete farce (to this day, nobody actually knows how the nominees are selected, and few people even bother »
- David Ehrlich
There are two reasons Bravo’s Below Deck will instantly put you into a binge-watching coma — the endlessly entertaining antics of the boat’s crew and the unbelievable vacation envy of the gorgeous tropical charters. On board, guests have 5-star treatment from the crew with everything from on-demand meals to a personal unpacking service for their (multiple!) suitcases. Even when guests charter the yacht for just a day or two the amount of outfit changes throughout the show is what luxury vacations are all about. So when Bravo superfan Chrissy Teigen began to prepare for her upcoming travels, she knew »
- Colleen Kratofil
The first Monday in May is basically the Super Bowl of the fashion industry. A night when every major star and high-end luxury designer descends upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art ostensibly to fête the latest exhibit to open at the Costume Institute, but as anyone who’s ever seen that red carpet knows it’s really all about the bevy of Hollywood icons decked out in their finest custom couture, otherworldly headgear, and over-the-top makeup. And no matter your level of fame or success, there’s one enormous, yet deadly serious question every celebrity must eventually face when attending »
- Emily Kirkpatrick
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