Everyone at Company 3 is very excited about the Toronto International Film Festival, which is running now through September 17th.
Company 3 celebrated the fest on Saturday with sister company, EFilm, at at the very well-attended TIFF With Deluxe bash on Saturday at Buonanotte Restaurant. (#tiffbydeluxe)
The great slate of films that came through our doors are among the most eagerly-anticipated of the upcoming release season. Listed by colorist:
Roman J Israel, ESQ. stars Denzel Washington as high-minded lawyer whose high-mindedness comes in conflict with an extremely powerful attorney played by Colin Farrell. It’s directed by Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) and shot by Robert Elswit (Suburbicon).
Suburbicon is George Clooney’s latest directorial outing. Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac, and from a script by Joel and Ethan Coen, the ‘50s period piece takes a Coen Brothers-style look at a home invasion in a seemingly lovely suburban neighborhood. Robert Elswit (Roman J Israel, ESQ.) was cinematographer.
mother!, which already terrified audiences at the Venice fest, comes from the mind of director Darren Aronofsky (The Black Swan), stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer. Matthew Libatique (Straight Outta Compton) shot the film.
Jane, the documentary by innovative documentarian Brett Morgen (Cobain: Montage of Heck) looks at anthropologist Jane Goodall, her decades working with chimps and her relationship with her husband, the cameraman Hugo van Lawick.
Stronger, David Gordon Green (Our Brand is Crisis) directs Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, a hero during the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The powerful drama was shot by Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave).
Hostiles, set in 1882, is directed by Scott Cooper (Black Mass) and stars Christian Bale as a US army captain who must escort a Cheyenne chief and family through dangerous territory. Masanobu Takayanagi (Spotlight) was cinematographer
I, Tonya, helmed by Craig Gillespie (The Finest Hours) and shot by Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave) stars Margo Robbie (Suicide Squad) as scandal-plagued skater, Tonya Harding.
On Chesil Beach, directed by Dominic Cooke (series The Hollow Crown), is an early ‘60s drama about a young couple on their honeymoon. It stars Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and was shot by Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave).
Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars is a documentary from Lili Fini Zanuck that looks at the life and work of the superstar guitarist.
First Reformed, which premiered at this year’s Venice Film Festival to excellent reviews is the latest from director Paul Schrader, whose film career extends back to his work writing classics Taxi Driver and Raging Bull and directing work extends over five decades to include American Gigolo, Light Sleeper and Auto Focus. Early reviews are placing this in the top tier of his work. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried. Alexander Dynan, who shot Schrader’s previous feature, Dog Eat Dog, handled photographic duties for this one too.
Bodied, is director Joseph Kahn’s seriocomic look at what happens when a graduate student chooses the topic of Battle Rap as a thesis topic, to the consternation of many. Matt Alpert stars. Cinematography is by Matt Wise.