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The official opening night film for the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival was “Borg/McEnroe.” Despite a unique tennis story and the kitsch factor of Shia LaBeouf playing John McEnroe (perhaps a little too on the nose), the were hardly any buzz from Roy Thompson Hall which was filled mostly by festival sponsors.  Instead, social media and the rest of the festival was ablaze over the TIFF premiere of “Call Me By Your Name” which earned rave reviews at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in January (you can read mine here). Continue reading ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Steals TIFF 2017 Opening Night Buzz at The Playlist.

One of the films with the biggest buzz coming out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival was Luca Guadagnino’sCall Me By Your Name.” Quickly snatched up by Sony Pictures Classics before the festival, the film that has been critically acclaimed will finally get its U.S. release in November. So, as preparation for the film’s release, Sony has just given audiences the first trailer. For those that haven’t been following film festival news, “Call Me By Your Name” tells the story of Elio and Oliver, who meet when Oliver comes to stay at Elio’s family villa in Italy. Continue reading ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Trailer: An Oscar Contender Emerges at The Playlist.

While we might be in the thick of blockbuster season, but soon every studio in town will be jockeying for Oscars, and one movie that’s already gaining quite a bit of heat is “Call Me By Your Name.” The breakout film of the Sundance Film Festival, Luca Guadagnino‘s drama tracks the romance between an older man and a teenager that unfolds over a picturesque summer, and it had everyone talking. Continue reading New Clip From Oscar Contender ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Starring Armie Hammer Tries To Relax at The Playlist.

We’re in the midst of the big summer holiday in North America, with Canadians coming off July 1st and Americans gearing up for July 4th. So, it’s the perfect time for the first trailer for an art dramedy about an eccentric painter, right? Well, the folks behind “Final Portrait” sure think so. Starring Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Tony Shalhoub and Sylvie Testud, and directed by Stanley Tucci, the film is “a charming, modest” look at the unique artistic process of painter Alberto Giacometti, as he hits down to compose a portrait of art-lover James Lord. Continue reading First Trailer For ‘Final Portrait’ Starring Armie Hammer & Geoffrey Rush at The Playlist.

Halfway through the year there is no reason not to ponder the current slate of Best Actor contenders.  Many of these performances have been seen seen either at festivals or screenings, others have been in films that have released footage and a few have actually been in films released in theaters. This is a very fluid category at this stage of the game, but if you are wondering why some are listed as “potential” instead of “likely” remember that insight and intel are everything.  Continue reading 2018 Best Actor Oscars Predictions at The Playlist.

When “Cars 2” was released in 2011, Pixar was riding high as the rare studio that had a reputation for making sequels that were even better than the originals (the previous summer “Toy Story 3” had been released and became only the third animated film to ever be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar). But “Cars 2,” which replaced the gentle sweetness of the first film with cockamamie spy movie theatrics, was more baffling than bewitching, seemingly fueled less by an interest in continuing the story of the characters than adding new items to the franchise’s unstoppable line of merchandise. Continue reading ‘Cars 3’ Is A Return To Form For Pixar’s Lucrative Franchise [Review] at The Playlist.