Posted on September 14th, 2019 by Frederik

Lots and lots of additional video clips from the 44th Toronto International Film Festvial’s premiere and subsequent promotion of Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” have been added to the archives, including some fantastic new pictures and clips. Let’s start with the videos:

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Video Archive – Public Appearances – Toronto International Film Festival – Variety Studio
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Toronto International Film Festival – The Hollywood Reporter
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Toronto International Film Festival – The Wrap
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Toronto International Film Festival – Entertainment Weekly

The film’s extensive cast split up in half for interviews with Entertainment Weekly, The Wrap, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety Studio. Toni was part of the interview group consisting of Rian Johnson, Chris Evans, Ana de Armis and Christopher Plummer – and received universal praise from her colleagues. Chris Evans called her performance in “Hereditary” the best of the last decade and director Johnson praised Collette as one of the best actresses on the globe. So you’ll see a lot of flattered reactions in the videos. Next up are photoshoots that were taken from the cast by various news outlets, including most of those mentioned above. For a complete list of additions, check the update boxes above and below.

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Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2019 – Session 01
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2019 – Session 02
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2019 – Session 03

Posted on September 9th, 2019 by Frederik

Also from Entertainment Weekly, here’s a nice bit from the Toronto promotion of “Knives Out”. Toni Collette was robbed of an Oscar nomination for Hereditary. This is a fact, but we suppose you need some sort of proof beyond her tour de force performance as an unhinged mother who maybe wants to throw her son out a window in the horror hit. So, don’t believe us. Believe Chris Evans, the moral compass of America held together by chiseled abs of steel. When asked to recommend a movie everyone should see from the past decade, the retired Captain America actor immediately turned to the woman sitting next to him on the couch in EW and People’s TIFF video suite. “Can we say Hereditary?” he said, nodding to his Knives Out costar. “I’m not joking,” Evans continued. “I really do feel like the horror genre is one of those genres that’s been undermined. Most horror [movies], everyone’s like, ‘What’s that sound? I have to explore it.’ I want to see a movie where someone is scared to the bone because they heard that, not to explore it for the sake of the engine of the plot.” Hereditary, the first feature film from Midsommar director Ari Aster, starred Collette as Annie, who along with her family quickly begins to unravel after the death of her mother, as increasingly strange occurrences befall them. Speaking directly to Collette, he said, “Hereditary had a few of those scenes where you did things that I wish I saw in horror movies where you were losing your s—.” Evans shouting “I’m giving you the decade nod!” is the #HereditaryContent “Film Twitter” needs right now.

Posted on September 8th, 2019 by Frederik

Rian Johnson’s Agatha Christie-inspired whodunnit “Knives Out” made its world premiere on the Toronto Movie Competition, and fest-goers are consuming up this story of wealthy individuals gone murderously insane. Opening November 27 from Lionsgate, “Knives Out” is written and directed by Johnson, final seen behind the digital camera on “Star Wars: The Final Jedi,” marking a return to unique type. The movie boasts an embarrassingly wealthy top-drawer forged, together with Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.


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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – Toronto International Film Festival – “Knives Out” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – Toronto International Film Festival – AT&T On Location

IndieWire critic David Ehrlich equally gushed over the movie in his evaluation. “Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” – a crackling, devious, and massively satisfying old-school whodunnit with a contemporary twist – needs you to know that it takes place on the planet of right this moment. Actually, it needs you to know that it needs you to know. Hardly a minute goes by with out some reference to the right here and now of all of it. When legendary crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is discovered useless the morning after his 85th birthday, it’s as if the previous dies with him and the current comes speeding in to interchange it, keen to assert the inheritance to which it all the time felt entitled.”

Posted on August 20th, 2019 by Frederik

Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” has been picked up for Germany by the newly established distribution company owned by New York-based private equity group KKR. Fred Kogel’s rapidly growing, but still unnamed, German independent production and distribution operation has taken all rights for Germany and Austria on the all-star whodunnit, which stars Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas and Christopher Plummer. In the United States, the whodunnit will be screened at this year’s Fantastic Fest. Don Johnson is slated to be in attendance at the fest which kicks off in Austin September 19 and continues through September 26. “Knives Out” will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. It was announced Monday that it would receive its European premiere with a gala presentation at the BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 8. The movie comes from Lionsgate and MRC, and pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie. It revolves around the family of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) who are all suspects after the author is found dead. Debonair detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) is enlisted to investigate, sifting through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth with the help of his partner (Stanfield). It opens through Lionsgate in the U.S. on Nov. 27.

Posted on August 19th, 2019 by Frederik

According to Empire, Rian Johnson’s murder mystery Knives Out isn’t due to land in the UK until the end of November, but those attending this year’s London Film Festival are in for a treat, as it has been selected as the American Express Gala screening, and will make its European premiere at the fest on 8 October. Knives Out sees Johnson channelling Agatha Christie for a mystery featuring the death of renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer). When he’s found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. The writer-director has assembled a cast that also includes Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, and Ana de Armas. “I’m thrilled to be screening Knives Out at the BFI London Film Festival,” says the director. “This film was an attempt to capture the twisty fun of an Agatha Christie whodunnit, it’s a great pleasure to be showing it in the country responsible for the genre’s golden age.” The 63rd BFI London Film festival takes place between 2 October and 13 October, and the full scheduled will be announced at the end of this month.

Posted on July 26th, 2019 by Frederik

The first round of movies for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival have been announced and there are some major surprises, as well as some potential Oscar hopefuls. The batch includes more than 50 movies. “Joker”, the upcoming R-rated DC Comics adaptation starring Joaquin Phoenix as the famed Batman villain, is indeed playing at the prestigious festival, as had been previously reported. Other surprises include the Jennifer Lopez stripper movie “Hustlers” and Rian Johnson’s ensemble murder mystery “Knives Out”, starring Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Katherine Langford, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, Jaeden Martell, Riki Lindhome, LaKeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer and Don Johnson. This year’s Toronto International Film Festival kicks off on September 5 and runs through September 15.