The Toronto International Film Festival is winding down, but during my visit to the event, I took in quite a few films and was able to share my thoughts about some of them in my video reviews. To watch all of our TIFF movie reviews, including ones for Argo and Anna Karenina, just click through here!
I've wrapped up my visit to the Toronto International Film Festival, where I saw lots of movies that will be coming out over the next few months — and I'm giving you the inside scoop. A few TIFF films got me thinking about early award season predictions, while some charmed me in other ways. Then, of course, there are the ones that disappointed. Find out what I thought of these festival films to get a feel for what was buzzing at TIFF this year.
The latest starlet to nail her TIFF red-carpet appearance? None other than Diane Kruger. We're seriously starting to think she's incapable of a glamorous-styling misstep — and we're OK with that. For the Inescapable premiere, she chose an ultraembellished and fur-lined Valentino Couture number. Since the bodice was the main attraction, Diane did right by pairing the look with only the bare essentials: beautifully done makeup, a black clutch, and black pumps. And, trust us, the list of stylish appearances at the Toronto International Film Festival is ever growing. Gwyneth Paltrow donned a Tom Ford LBD with punched-up Giuseppe Zanotti pumps at the Thanks For Sharing premiere, Nina Dobrev debuted two sweet Monique Lhuillier looks during her Perks of Being a Wallflower promo tour, and Kate Hudson stunned in a svelte white Alexander McQueen number. Get a closer look at Diane's Valentino dress, plus, see 57 of the most fashionable TIFF moments thus far.
Thanks For Sharing, a dramedy about sex addiction starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo, is just one of the movies generating buzz at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. BuzzSugar's Shannon Vestal saw an early screening of it there and is sharing her initial thoughts on Gwyneth and Mark's chemistry, singer Pink's meaty role, and more in this movie review!
The Toronto International Film Festival is underway, and we're intrigued by a plethora of big-ticket and indie films showing at the fest this week. Several of our favorite novels have adaptions we can't wait to check out on the big screen, including Anna Karenina, Great Expectations, and On the Road. There's a documentary about a single woman having a baby in her 40s and a political mockumentary about a conservative housewife looking for answers in the Iowa Caucuses. And many star some of our favorite actresses, including Audrey Tautou, Kristen Wiig, Jennifer Lawrence, Rachel McAdams, and Greta Gerwig. Throw in sex addiction, call girls, teen pregnancy, and hysteria, and you've got quite an intriguing group of films.
In addition to Like Someone in Love and Paradise: Love, which both also showed at Cannes, here are the TIFF flicks drawing us in with their provocative plots on love triangles, female friendships, admirable women, the sex industry, and more.
BuzzSugar's Shannon Vestal caught a screening of the upcoming movie adaptation of Cloud Atlas at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, and now she's sharing her thoughts with us. If you've seen the trailer, then you know the movie jumps from past to present to future, but is all that time switching cool or just confusing? Watch as she gives her early review.
Keira Knightley chose a stunning and sheer black Elie Saab gown for her big TIFF premiere of Anna Karenina on Friday evening. She didn't pose with a date, but she did have her leading men Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson along for the big red-carpet event and afterparty. Buzz reviewed Anna Karenina from the festival and was blown away by the adaptation of the famous Russian novel. Keira once again teamed up with her Atonement and Pride and Prejudice director Joe Wright for Anna, and she is once again earning praise and award season buzz for her performance. In fact, the film got a standing ovation after the screening. Jude, Keira, Aaron, and the rest of their cast retreated to The Soho House to celebrate the occasion.
Kristen Stewart stepped out for On the Road at TIFF last night, which was her first red carpet appearance since July. She looked stunning in a partially-sheer floral sequined Zuhair Murad dress and was greeted by throngs of fans who came out to show their love for the star. Armed with handmade signs and ready to cheer, Kristen's supporters were very vocal about standing by the actress and she made sure to show how much she appreciated it. Kristen stayed on the red carpet almost an hour longer than it was scheduled to end, making sure to sign as many autographs, pose for as many pictures, and flash as many smiles as possible to show she's doing just fine. Kristen took on many of her interviews alongside costar Garrett Hedlund, and the two gushed about each other and what it meant to make this iconic book into a film.
We also chatted with another of On the Road's leading ladies, Kirsten Dunst, who was gorgeous in Dior. She had her own cheering section, quite literally, since a group of fans broke into the famous "Hey Mickey" segment from Bring It On. Kirsten and Garrett, who are real-life loves after meeting on set, mostly did their own thing on the carpet, but the trio were all together for a dinner after the premiere. One person missing was Tom Sturridge, who is back home in London with Sienna Miller and their newborn baby, Marlow. Kristen did gush about him a bit on the carpet, however, talking about how they were nervous together before starting to shoot the movie.
Right on character, Kristen changed from her sky high stilettos into high top Barbara Bui shoes when it was time to call it a night. Check back for all our TIFF updates and movie reviews straight from the action!
Ben Affleck's Argo is just one of the movies getting buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, and BuzzSugar's Shannon Vestal is currently at the festival, where she caught a screening. Find out why she thinks it may be a possible Oscar contender come award season when you take a look at her video review!