a.k.a. "The Oscar Messenger"

Foxcatcher 1Julianne Moore 1TIFF logo 1Imitation Game 1It’s a starry line-up as always as TIFF today announced its’ upcoming slate of Galas, which always take place at the Roy Thomson Hall, and formal dress is required, and Special Presentations, which almost always happen at the classic Elgin(pronounced “El Gin” with a hard “g”) theatre.

Three of the films I’m most looking forward to seeing are David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” which netted Julianne Moore the Best Actress award at Cannes,

Bennett Miller’s follow-up to “Moneyball” “Foxcatcher” which is about wrestling, not baseball, and the British WWII spy film “Imitation Game” with Benedict Cumberbatch( PBS’ Sherlock Holmes to many) as the lead character who is a closeted homosexual.

There are many, many films more that were announced today. Go to Sasha Stone’s invaluable Oscar site http://www.awardsdaily.com for more info. Toronto always has soooo many films, you can’t see them all.

One movie I’ve already seen, today as a matter of fact, was the Dame Maggie Smith, Kristen Scott Thomas & Kevin Kline starrer “Me and My Old Lady” with Dame Maggic pulling out all the stops in yet ANOTHER tour-de-force performance that is soooo good I’m glad they are including it at TIFF. She deserves it.

And so now, the Oscar Race officially begins! Could Dame Maggie surprise and make it into the Best Actress race? She certainly deserves it. She’s plays a 92-year-old English woman living in France. ¬†And I’m SOOOO glad I saw it today!




Comments on: "TIFF Announces 2014 Slate! Foxcatcher, Maps to the Stars, more" (2)

  1. Oli Moon said:

    Was there a Private Screening of MY OLD LADY? It’s been rumoured Smith will be campaigned as Supporting…
    Is it a funny part, or does she also get some emotional dramatic moments?
    I’m jealous you saw it.

    • Yes, I saw it yesterday here at a press screening in NYC and I liked it A LOT! And Dame Maggie is the lead AND the title character but if they campaign her in Supporting for a stunning, bravura performance, with tons of range and screen time, she’d win her third Oscar! You heard it here first!

      Where did you hear about her supporting campaign, btw, which occurred to me, too, while watching it. I mean , she’s incredible in this!

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