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There has been backlash from critics and fans to the second season of True Detective, the sequel to Nick Pizzolatto’s runaway pop culture phenom. At TCA today, HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo was repeatedly asked about the response to Season 2. Lombardo stressed that he was very pleased with the new installment starring Colin Farrell. "I think you need to watch the entirety of it," he cautioned. "I think the season’s ending is as satisfying as any series… »
Even though we’re still only on the first wave of film selections for the year, the Toronto International Film Festival has a good representation of the world’s best filmmakers, including Canada’s Denis Villeneuve and Jean-Marc Vallée. The latter Quebecois director opens the Festival with latest movie, Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
This year’s lineup is also already pretty stacked on the actor front, boasting new films with the aforementioned Gyllenhaal, Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Eddie Redmayne, Helen Mirren, Jason Bateman, Julianne Moore, Tom Hardy, Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, and Michael Caine.
Clearly we could keep listing Hollywood’s best and brightest stars who have films at Tiff this year, but we won’t. Let’s get to those trailers already!
Below, we’ve compiled a selection of trailers for the films of 2015’s Toronto International Film Festival, »
- Sasha James
It was quite a turnout for a screening of Participant Media and GKids’ “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wednesday, as Hollywood glitterati turned out on a muggy evening for Salma Hayek‘s animated passion project. Dustin Hoffman, Colin Farrell, director Jim Sheridan, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria and will.i.am were among the guests mingling with producer-star Hayek, co-stars Quvenzhane Wallis and Alfred Molina, director Roger Allers, Participant’s Jeff Skoll and GKids’ Eric Beckman.
Hayek hopes the film resonates with audiences of all ages and encourages parents to bring their children, even if they think the subject matter may be too advanced for them. “I tell everyone to bring their children, because they will surprise you. Sometimes we underestimate their intellect and they are not exposed to things that challenge them.”
When her own daughter, Valentina Pinault, 7, saw the film, »
- Terry Flores
Our film critic scans a lineup designed to stir the emotions, including a tearjerker gamer movie, a reincarnation comedy starring Colin Farrell and a concentration-challenging nine-hour movie marathon
Another cold August in Melbourne, another lineup of film-related treats to warm the cockles of a cinephile’s heart. The program for the 2015 Melbourne international film festival is a beefy one, with some 370 titles procured from 69 countries.
This year’s festival is about “emotionally connecting audiences with film. Happiness. Fear. Anger. Surprise. Sadness. Disgust – the full range of human emotion.” Which sounds weirdly like a synopsis of Pixar’s latest movie Inside Out.
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- Luke Buckmaster
The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) announced its first slate of films heading to the Festival this year. And, boy, are we excited!
Some of the year’s most hotly-anticipated films will play the festival including Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne’s taking on a transgender role in the biopic The Danish Girl, Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario with Emily Blunt andBenicio del Toro, Cannes’ favourite The Lobster with Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, and Ridley Scott’s The Martian starring Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars, and the Johnny Depp gangster thriller Black Mass co-starring the one and only Benedict Cumberbatch.
Canadians are well represented in the first selection of films revealed in the Gala and Special Presentations categories with films including Deepa Mehta’s Vancouver-set Beeba Boys, Atom Egoyan’s Remember starringChristopher Plummer, and the team-up for father-son acting team Donald and Kiefer Sutherland in Forskaen. The full »
- Rachel West
Colin Farrell has his ego in check. The actor is earning raves for his performance in HBO's True Detective, and on Monday, Farrell, 39, spoke candidly with PBS' Tavis Smiley about his career and why he no longer believes his own hype. Recalling two of his high profile roles in 2004 and 2006, Farrell said, "It all happened really, really fast. Alexander and then Miami Vice were films that were very big and that didn't work so much critically and didn't work so much financially. I was made to feel aware of the fact that all of a sudden, things that I was in weren't working. It just made me go, 'Wow, Ok.' So I can't believe in the lie that's being presented to me anymore that »
The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival now has something of a slate. Festival toppers Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling presided over a press conference Tuesday morning where more than 34 films were announced including the world premieres of "The Martian," "The Family Fang" and "Demolition." It's an intriguing initial lineup for the venerable Canadian institution and something of a steadying the ship after losing some major debuts to Venice, Telluride and the New York Film Festival over the past few years. Well, maybe. The most impressive world premieres include the aforementioned "Demolition" with Jake Gyllenhaal (officially the best opening night film in recent memory), "The Family Fang" with Nicole Kidman, "Legend" with Tom Hardy, "Trumbo" with Bryan Cranston, "The Martian" with Matt Damon and Lance Armstrong doc "The Program" with Ben Foster and Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next." Notable films that will have premiered »
- Gregory Ellwood
2015’s Toronto International Film Festival, now in its 40th year, will kick off the fall festival season with their opening night film, Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal in Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée’s follow-up to Dallas Buyers Club. Over 350 films are among this year’s festival.
Tiff 15’s list of Special Presentation is an incredible list of new films from Michael Moore (Where to Invade Next), Charlie Kaufmann (Anomalisa), Scott Cooper (Black Mass), Denis Villeneuve (Sicario), Tom Hooper (The Danish Girl), Cary Fukunaga (Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation), and Jacques Audiard (Dheepan). Several of the titles were among this year’s Cannes lineup, including The Lobster, Youth, and Louder than Bombs.
Deepa Meetha’s Beeba Boys, Stephen Frears’s Lance Armstrong movie The Program, Freeheld, starring last year’s Oscar winner Julianne Moore alongside Ellen Page, Steve Carell, and Michael Shannon, Atom Egoyan’s Remember, and Brian Helgeland’s Tom Hardy »
- Brian Welk
True Detective Trailer. HBO’s True Detective: Season 2, Episode 7: Black Maps and Motel Rooms TV Show Trailer stars Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn. The trailer for True Detective’s penultimate episode is as vague as ever. Frank makes an obvious declaration that he has been engaged in a “secret war” for the past six […] »
- Victor Stiff
HBO’s True Detective Church in Ruins TV Show Review. True Detective: Season 2, Episode 6: TV Show Review Church in Ruins didn’t waste any time kicking events into high gear. After an enraged Ray (Colin Farrell) showed up at Frank’s (Vince Vaughn) door last week, viewers were anxious to discover if their confrontation would result in some of Ray’s trademark […] »
- Victor Stiff
True Detective episode “Church in Ruins” centered on Ani Bezzerides determined infiltration of one of Chessani’s sex parties, while Ray gives up his battle for custody of his son and Frank loses the trail to find out who murdered Caspere. True Detective Recap Ray (Colin Farrell), who arrived at Frank’s (Vince Vaughn) doorstop at the close […]
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- Chelsea Regan
The final three episodes of this second season of "True Detective" are upon us and one of those three is in the bag with "Church in Ruins" and Kevin Jagernauth from The Playlist and recap this latest episode with our thoughts, criticisms and critiques. Loaded with character information regarding our three lead detectives -- Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch -- not to mention our lead baddie, Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn), this second season has tested the patience of some, intrigued others and been dismissed by plenty, but as much as this season seems to have missed that special something that made the first season so compelling, we remain and offer a deep dive into the goings on in "Church in Ruins". Join us and share your thoughts and comments below. You can listen directly below, download here or subscribe at iTunes. Episode: Season Two, Episode 6 - "Church in »
- Brad Brevet
The moody, humid, and mysterious Lynch-ian undertones of “True Detective” are a lot more muted than some would like to suggest. Episode six, “Church In Ruins,” briefly tapped another sinister atmosphere, with some elusive nods to “Eyes Wide Shut." Leaving formalism aside for a moment, it may have been one of the best episodes of the season thus far––full of genuine anguish, a welcomed sense of humor and a nerve-racking ending that rivals the intense shootout of episode four, but with less chaos. This episode was more controlled, but still chock full of shit hitting the fan. Of course, this is a relative “best,” if it is one at all; there are certainly still problems, but it’s a compelling watch. Stylistically and tonally, the episode begins in an opposite world. Full of standoffs, it picks up just moments after last week; Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell) is livid and wants answers. »
- Rodrigo Perez
True Detective, Season 2, Episode 6, “Church in Ruins”
Written by Nic Pizzolatto
Directed by Miguel Sapochnik
Airs Sundays at 9pm (Et) on HBO
The good news is that the so-called “orgy episode” of this season is not nearly as gratuitous and exploitative of women as it could have been in a worst case scenario. The bad news is that it is still pretty gratuitous and unnecessary once it is made clear what exactly the show is trying to accomplish throughout the party. Ani could have still been drugged, accosted, nearly killed, and then saved the day without dozens of female bodies gyrating in the background for no real reason other than that the show wants them to be there. The last quarter of “Church in Ruins” is filled with moments of entertaining action and solid acting, but it is all undercut by the fact that the show can’t help itself »
- Whitney McIntosh
Season two of "True Detective" has been an exercise in patience. Last week was a let down because it completely sidestepped dealing with the emotional state of the participants of the shootout. For a series that has always been just as interested in exploring the inner lives of its characters as it has been in solving a murder, it was a strange choice. Flashing forward 66 days but having no new information concerning the case may have been the biggest misstep of all. Of course the case would have to be shut down following such massive bloodshed, but the entire affair seems pointless if absolutely nothing was learned. Seeing Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams) going undercover at this point in the season seems like a tale of "too little too late", and for that reason, "Church In Ruins" finds itself awkwardly placed as the sixth episode in the season. Tipping off the final three hours of the season, »
- Michael Hindle
A review of tonight's "True Detective" coming up just as soon as I find "Friends"... This week, on "Looking For Silver Linings From 'True Detective' Season 2": * The very busy Miguel Sapochnik (who also directed tonight's "Masters of Sex") did a fine job of making Ani's ordeal at the orgy seem every bit as nightmarish and suspenseful as intended, even if the idea of her going in there with only Paul and Ray as backup felt incredibly contrived and there only to set up that scenario where we had to fear so much for our heroine. * The score throughout that sequence was lush and melodramatic in a way that very much evoked the kinds of '40s and '50s La noir films where parties like this might take place (albeit ones presented in less explicit fashion than this). * This was a non-terrible episode for Vince Vaughn, and »
- Alan Sepinwall
Despite True Detective's healthy ratings, averaging 2.8 million live-plus-same-day viewers, online chatter has hit a critical consensus over the show's second season and its puzzling narrative. That sentiment was captured by an Instagram of a handmade sign taped to a telephone poll: "Lost: Interest," it says, with pictures of the series' two stars, Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell. "If you have any info as to WTF is happening this season,
- Seth Abramovitch
True Detective Trailer. HBO’s True Detective: Season 2, Episode 6: Church in Ruins TV Show Trailer stars Colin Farrell, Rachael McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn. The trailer begins with an intense standoff between Frank and Ray. While there is no reason to expect that Frank knows Ray has turned [...]
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- Victor Stiff
Conor McGregor is the greatest thing to come out of Ireland since Guinness -- or at least that's how you're gonna feel after watching his countryman Colin Farrell gush about the Ufc badass. We got Colin outside Jimmy Kimmel's studio Thursday evening ... and, somewhat foolishly, asked if he was a fan of the Ufc Featherweight champ. Colin went way beyond Conor's fight skills, and went off about his character and spirit. He even says »
- TMZ Staff
Above: Alternative poster for Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, Australia/USA, 2015). Artist: Signalstarr.Movie Poster of the Week was on vacation for the past few weeks and for the first time in three and a half years I took a break from posting a poster a day on Tumblr. Since getting back I have been posting the best new posters that I missed while I was away, one of which—the teaser for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight which was unveiled at Comic-Con last week—has racked up more likes in a single day than almost anything else I’ve posted in the past three months.The standout favorite of the past quarter however—with over 1400 likes and re-blogs to date—was this stunning alternative poster for Mad Max: Fury Road by the British artist known as Signalstarr, a.k.a. Nick Stewart Hoyle. As a rule I »
- Adrian Curry
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