Two-part Gravity interview

Cineplex Movie Blog – Alfonso Cuaron on Sandra and outer space

It’s been seven years since Mexican auteur Alfonso Cuarón directed a feature film and after the impression he left with Children of Men, audiences were understandably hungry for more of his singular storytelling and knack for creating unforgettable visuals.

With his space saga Gravity, Cuarón took a different approach, thanks in part to his son and co-screenwriter Jonás Cuarón, and decided to use dialogue sparingly, instead letting the visual metaphor of the medical engineer (Sandra Bullock in a superb and committed performance) in a free fall during a botched space mission quicken your pulse, pull at heartstrings and awe its audience with views you’d swear were real.


Finding humour in Hollywood

Cineplex Movie Blog – Talking Don Jon with ScarJo & JGL

For his first time behind the camera, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, (500) Days of Summer), chose a subject (target?) close to home: Hollywood.

With Don Jon, which he stars in and wrote, Gordon-Levitt uses a young man’s compulsive consumption of internet porn as a metaphor for the daily objectification we’re all guilty of while pointing the finger at the media machine that makes doing so seem natural and easy.

So while you think this may just be a movie about porn, hard bodies and pretty gals, think again.

The ladies of Enough Said tell it like it is

Cineplex Movie Blog – Hey ladies!

“I’m 53 and I wanna get it right and I’m trying very hard to do that.”

The “it” to which writer-director Nicole Holofcener is referring on this Saturday afternoon during the Toronto International Film Festival is relationships, or love, and the divorced mother of twin 16-year-old boys is in town to talk about a movie that reflects her current views on both.

“The idea that one man’s heaven is another man’s hell is what interested me,” she offers, seated at the head of a table surrounded by journalists. “Because I am someone’s hell, right? I’m an ex-wife. And I’m also my boyfriend’s heaven. How can that BE?” she asks with mock incredulity.