Wednesday, September 4, 2013
TORONTO FESTIVAL SHOWS SOME PROMISE
Buzz is already building around British filmmaker Steve McQueen's grim-sounding but supposedly gripping 12 Years As a Slave, and the WikiLeaks story The Fifth Estate which stars the quirky Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange is also creating a stir.
Sexy Beast filmmaker Jonathan Glazer's latest offering, Under the Skin, also sounds interesting---it stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien who drives around Scotland in a van, preying on young men.
But let's face it---after a summer in which the top six grossing movies were all prequels, sequels or reboots anything the slightest bit original sounds interesting.
It's always a pleasure seeing Nicole Kidman, whom I first met 21 years ago on Batman Forever. A lot of water under the bridge si...