Today on indieWIRE, we got the first roll-out of titles from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, found out the highly-anticipated release date of “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” caught two buzzy trailers and much more.
Check out the TIFF Lineup (Thus Far)
The Toronto International Film Festival will slowly be announcing slate of its 36th edition over the next few weeks. For now we know that George Clooney’s “The Ides of March,” Luc Bsson’s “The Lady,” Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” and Madonna’s “W.E.” are among the titles selected.
“All The Others Were Practice” is Our Spotlighted Project of the Day
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
What’s New on DVD/Blu-ray
This week on the small screen, Todd Solondz revisits the characters from “Happiness,” Canadian up-and-comer Xavier Dolan gets his heart broken and much more.
Whit Stillman’s “Damsels in Distress” To Close Venice Film Festival
Whit Stillman’s “Damsels in Distress” will close out the 68th Venice Film Festival on Saturday, September 10th, it was announced today.
REVIEW | “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Is Inspired, But Suffers From a Very Specific Hollywood Problem
“Crazy, Stupid, Love.” (period intended) unquestionably stands above the market standard for middlebrow comedies, but it repeatedly approaches greatness and stands down, beholden to forces quite possibly beyond the directors’ control. — Read Eric Kohn’s full review.
Exclusive: Sundance Film Taken from Director
Jill Sprecher’s comic thriller, “The Convincer,” has lost a lot since it premiered at Sundance seven months ago. The film lost its original title; it’s now called “Thin Ice.” The film lost its editor, Stephen Mirrione, who won an Oscar for his work on “Traffic.” The film lost its composers, Emmy-winner Alex Wurman and Grammy-winner Bela Fleck. And it has lost its filmmakers, writer-director Jill Sprecher and her sister/co-writer Karen Sprecher, whose credits include “Clockwatchers” and “13 Conversations About One Thing.” They will see ATO Pictures release a new edit of their film this fall, without their participation. — Full story here.
More TIFF 2011 News
At a press conference today in the Canadian city, festival co-director Cameron Bailey and CEO and director Piers Handling were on hand to announce the first batch of TIFF’s 36th slate (which is expected to eventually be made up of 250 or so films as the film slowly announces their schedule). More here.
Almodóvar Fan? Check out the Full, Finally-Released Trailer for “The Skin I Live In”
Pedro Almodóvar returns to arthouses this year with “The Skin I Live In” and for those who think they know what to expect from the director whose oeuvre includes films like “Bad Education,” “Volver” and “All About My Mother” his latest may be a bit of a shock. Watch the trailer if you dare.
Trailer For Cameron Crowe’s ‘Pearl Jam Twenty’ Documentary
After the flop that was 2005’s “Elizabethtown,” Cameron Crowe comes back with a vengeance in 2011. He’s got three films in the can all coming out at various times this year, his Oscar hopeful, “We Bought A Zoo,” his Elton John doc, “The Union,” which chronicles John and Leon Russell‘s collaborative album which premiered at Tribeca earlier this year and finally, his “Pearl Jam Twenty,” documentary which was announced as part of the Toronto International Film Festival this morning. Watch the trailer here.
Tilda Swinton Starrer “We Need To Talk About Kevin” Set For December Release
Oscilloscope Laboratories has officially announced that Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need To Talk About Kevin” will get an Academy Award qualifying run on December 2, 2011. More here.