Pick up this week’s NOW and you’ll find — among other things — my TIFF interview with Ralph Fiennes, the estimable star of stage and screen who turned director last year with a strong modernization of Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus”.
But if you want the full sense of the project, roll on back to September and see what Jessica Chastain and Gerard Butler had to say about it as well. (Butler discusses it at length in his audio clips.) Everyone was really passionate about this film, and it comes through on the screen.
Oh, and I wrote a thing about a new TIFF series commemorating the 50th anniversary of Cannes Critics Week, running at the Lightbox through Sunday. TIFF asked a number of Toronto critics to pick a title that premiered there, and present it to an audience; I went with “Man Bites Dog“, which I’ll be introducing at the Lightbox this Saturday night at 10 pm. You should totally be there!