Quote of the Week

Ben: When you have sex with a woman, be gentle and listen to her. Treat her with respect and dignity, even if you don’t love her.

Bo: I know.

Ben: Always tell the truth. Always take the high road.

Bo: I know.

Ben: Live each day like it could be your last. Drink it in. Be adventurous, be bold, but savor it. It goes fast.

Bo: I know.

Ben: Don’t die.

Bo: I won’t.

Captain Fantastic (2016)

13 Underrated Movies You Should Watch at TIFF 2019

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Blockbuster season and summer have both come to an end but, don’t fret, because it’s festival time. The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has begun and the selection this year is incredible. While films like Joker, Knives Out and Jojo Rabbit are garnering major awards buzz and coverage, there’s a wonderful selection of independent and international releases just waiting to be discovered.

While there are numerous films that have already been hyped for months now and have had trailers released, such as Ford v Ferrari, Harriet, Lucy in the Sky, The Report and Marriage Story, there are a number of other films deserving of your time that you might not have heard of. So here are 13 films to check out at TIFF 2019, or just to keep on your must-watch list if you aren’t lucky enough to be at TIFF.

Full list on Cultured Vultures

 

Interview: Director Oualid Mouaness Talks “1982,” His Feature Film Debut

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Oualid Mouaness on the set of 1982. (Courtesy of Oualid Mouaness)

In his feature film debut 1982, director/writer Oualid Mouaness tells the story of an 11 year-old named Wissam who, after sending anonymous love notes, resolves to tell his classmate Joanna that he is in love with her. The narrative occurs at a school on the outskirts of Beirut during its final exam day—and right as the 1982 Lebanon War begins. As conflict escalates in the distance, teachers desperately try to mask their fears; however, the situation begins to crumble as the day progresses.

The film follows two pivotal focal points. One centers on students: love-struck Wissam (Mohamad Dalli), his best friend Majid (Ghassan Maalouf), the object of Wissam’s affection Joanna (Gia Madi), and possible nemesis Abir (Leyla Harkous). Another focuses on the teachers and staff of Wissam’s English-language school, including Wissam’s teacher Yasmine (Nadine Labaki) and her politically divergent colleague Joseph (Rodrigue Sleiman).

Full interview on Cinema Escapist

 

Fincher, Oldman, Kane and Mankiewicz: the combo to beat in 2020?

It was recently announced that David Fincher’s first directorial feature since Gone Girl (2014) will be a film titled Mank. The film will follow screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he struggles to develop the screenplay for the 1941 film Citizen Kane with Orson Welles.

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Quote of the Week

Jerry: Osgood, I’m gonna level with you. We can’t get married at all.

Osgood: Why not?

Jerry: Well, in the first place, I’m not a natural blonde.

Osgood: Doesn’t matter.

Jerry: I smoke! I smoke all the time!

Osgood: I don’t care.

Jerry: Well, I have a terrible past. For three years now, I’ve been living with a saxophone player.

Osgood: I forgive you.

Jerry: [tragically] I can never have children!

Osgood: We can adopt some.

Jerry: But you don’t understand, Osgood! Ohh…

[Jerry finally gives up and pulls off his wig]

Jerry: I’m a man!

Osgood: [shrugs] Well, nobody’s perfect!

 

– Some Like It Hot (1959)