Posted on October 18th, 2018 by Frederik

Toni Collette has received a Best Actress nomination for “Hereditary” from theIndependent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s premier member organization of independent storytellers, announced today the nominees for the 28th Annual IFP Gotham Awards. Ten competitive awards will be presented to independent features and series. The Gotham Awards is one of the leading awards for independent film and signals the kick-off to the film awards season. As the first major awards ceremony of the film season, the IFP Gotham Awards provide critical early recognition and media attention to worthy independent films. The awards are also unique for their ability to assist in catapulting award recipients prominently into national awards season attention. Alongside Collette, Ari Aster received a nomination for the Breakthrough Director Award. The Gotham Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, November 26th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Congrats to both of them.

Best Actress

Glenn Close in The Wife (Sony Pictures Classics)
Toni Collette in Hereditary (A24)
Kathryn Hahn in Private Life (Netflix)
Regina Hall in Support the Girls (Magnolia Pictures)
Michelle Pfeiffer in Where is Kyra? (Paladin and Great Point Media)

The 2018 Best Actress nominating committee also voted to award a special Gotham Jury Award to Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz for their ensemble performance in The Favourite. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Posted on October 13th, 2018 by Frederik

Last June, “Hearts Beat Loud” released US theaters to glowing reviews and very little box office, which is really a shame. This is one of the few films from the last years which sucks you in within minutes with its pace, great beat and full heart. It’s a star-is-born performance from Kiersey Clemons – and the same can be said about Nick Offerman in his first starring role in a feature film (at least to my knowledge). They’re a wonderful team and supported by charming supporting turns from Ted Danson, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette – who cannot be separated from a karaoke machine, it seems :-) “Hearts Beat Loud” has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray in September. If you’re looking for a wonderful film that warms your heart, this one is for you! Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the photo gallery.


Posted on September 25th, 2018 by Frederik

In Netflix’s Wanderlust, Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh star as a married couple (Joy and Ala) who live in a small English town and are coming to some new realizations about what they want from life after a cycling accident puts their sex life on hold. The 6-episode series explores how the two try to make a mutual arrangement to sleep with other people while also staying together, which of course starts off ok and seems to turn pretty messy almost immediately. Though the trailer for the series starts off with comedic undertones, it ends in a very different place. It seems clear that while Joy and Alan’s plans do (at least at some point) end up reinvigorating their own marriage and attraction to one another, it also becomes an emotional flashpoint — no surprise there! – as they become more deeply entangled with the people they are having these other relations, and relationships, with. Wanderlust premieres October 19th on Netflix. The trailer can be watched in the video archive while screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.


Posted on September 23rd, 2018 by Frederik


Yesterday, Toni and the “Wanderlust” crew attended the L.A. Film Festival for a screening and Q&A of the series ahead of its October premiere on Netflix. Pictures can be found in the photo gallery.

Posted on September 22nd, 2018 by Frederik

The Sydney Morning Herald has a great lengthy interview with Toni Collette on the upcoming release of “Wanderlust” in Australia: In the 20-plus years that she’s been on our screens, Toni Collette has tended to avoid playing characters she has much in common with. That, she reasons, would be boring. It means she wasn’t ever like the awkward Muriel Heslop in her breakout film, P.J. Hogan’s 1994 classic Muriel’s Wedding. Nor has she been a suicidal hippie like Fiona in the 2002 British rom-com About a Boy. And (as far as she knows) neither of her children sees dead people, as her character’s son did in Hollywood’s 1999 supernatural flick The Sixth Sense. But Collette’s latest role is as a therapist. And within a few minutes of her relaxing into a chair in the restaurant in London’s West End where we meet, I suspect she’s fairly good at giving profound advice. “Life is long,” she says, scanning the menu and casting it aside in one smooth motion. “Some people stick to the rules, some people question who made them. And those people then pave their own way, which is a braver, more satisfying path, yes, but it’s also a scarier one, you know?” I think so. To be fair to Collette, we are talking about the themes of Wanderlust, a new drama co-produced by the BBC and Netflix, in which she plays Joy, a counsellor who tries to resuscitate her own marriage after a cycling accident. But gentle wisdom, smoothed by travel, seems to pour from her. The interview can be read in its entirety on their website:

Posted on September 4th, 2018 by Frederik

After an on-demand release two weeks ago, “Hereditary” has been released on Blu-Ray and DVD in the United States today. Needless to say, as it was mentioned by critics ever since its Sundance debut, “Hereditary” is not only one of the best horror films of all times, but also a signature performance by Toni Collette, right on top with “Muriel’s Wedding”, “The Sixth Sense” and “Little Miss Sunshine”. Her performance is brilliant, as is everyone else in the cast. If you’ve missed it in the theater or you’ve been waiting to watch it in the safety of your own home (doesn’t make it better), make sure to grab your copy. Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the photo gallery – with massive spoilers towards the end, you have been warned. Also, screencaptures from the making of featurette and from the deleted scenes have been added as well. Enjoy!



Photo Gallery – Career – Hereditary – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – Hereditary – Making Of Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – Hereditary – Deleted Scenes Screencaptures