Each week, the Filles bring you some of our favourite films finds of the week – news, reviews, features, interviews, tweets, new releases, etc. – just in case you missed them.
REEL GREAT READS
- Katherine Monk Goes to the Movies (Ryerson Review of Journalism) – A profile of Postmedia’s national film critic Katherine Monk and what it’s like working in the male-dominated field.
- Seth Rogen plans to co-direct film co-starring Baruchel, Hill and Franco (Canadian Press) – Rogen is directing a horror-thriller called The Apocalypse starring his buds James Franco, Jonah Hill and Jay Baruchel trapped in a house while the end of the world goes down outside. How can you not want to see that?
- What would you be doing if you weren’t a movie star? (The Grid TO) – Eight stars in the city promoting films at TIFF answer the question (well, seven) of what they think they’d be doing if not acting. Although most answers aren’t very exciting, the photography is beautiful.
- ‘Restless’ Director Gus Van Sant Talks About Death, Movies, and ‘Twilight’ (Yahoo Movies) – A Q&A with Milk and Good Will Hunting director Gus Van Sant about his upcoming film Restless, his style and more.
- Drive – This immensely awesome flick, which Emily caught at TIFF last weekend, has Ryan Gosling playing a stunt driver who moonlights as a limo service for late-night criminals (robbers and such) and moons over his married neighbour (Carey Mulligan). It drifts in between hopeless, New Wave-music set romanticism and brutal, watch-through-your hands violence, giving it a cool, late 1970s, early 1980s B-movie feel. SEE IT.
- Straw Dogs – A husband (James Marsden) moves with his wife (Kate Bosworth) back to her hometown in the South to meet with tension from locals. Looks like a mix of Joy Ride, Last House on the Left and A Perfect Getaway.
TRAILER OF THE WEEK: The Awakening
Because anything that hints at Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw is just amazing.