Tuesday, October 2, 2018
HALLOWEEN: Premiere Interviews Jamie Lee Curtis, David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jason Blum, Andi Matichak
When the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival began who knew that it would be the 11th film in the long running Halloween franchise that would be one of the hottest tickets in town. The new film written by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride has Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her iconic character Laurie Strode. The film was approved by John Carpenter and sees him returning to score this new film with his son Cody Carpenter. I was on the world premiere red carpet here are my interviews from the Midnight Madness at TIFF premiere. There was a special guest prior to the film beginning. Seen the film? Watch the complete Midnight Madness post-screening Q&A to learn more about how the movie was made.
Friday, September 21, 2018
ASSASSINATION NATION Premiere Interviews: Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Hari Nef, Coleman Domingo
Abra speaks with Robert Aaron Mitchell at the Assassination Nation Midnight Madness Premiere
Assassination Nation had a Midnight Madness at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere. Robert was on the red carpet and spoke with the great cast of the film, Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Hari Nef and Coleman Domingo.
In this Salem-set thriller from Sam Levinson (Another Happy Day), four young women are accused of hacking and publishing their community’s private information, launching a proverbial witch hunt with very real consequences. A film that is very much rooted in our divisive times and our driving obession of our constant scrolling on social media. Here are the interviews:
Seen the movie? Learn more about how it was made with this Midnight Madness post-screening Q&A!
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Midnight Madness 2018 Toronto International Film Festival Complete Play List: Jamie Lee Curtis, Peter Strickland, Vasan Bala and much more!
The 2018 Midnight Madness programme at the Toronto International Film Festival is a wrap! Here is the complete video playlist. Over four hours of every introduction, post-screening Q&A, the red carpet interviews as well as the surprises that happen at midnight! Is that Michael Myers or just a shape? A marching band?!?!
Monday, September 17, 2018
THE PREDATOR World Premiere Interviews Keegan-Michael Key, Boyd Holbrook, Augusto Aguilera, Thomas Jane, Larry Fong,
The 2018 Midnight Madness programme at the Toronto International Film Festival opening night film was The Predator. Directed by Shane Black and co-written by Shane and Fred Dekkar who also co-wrote the much beloved film The Monster Squad. Robert Mitchell was on the red carpet and spoke with actors Keegan-Michael Key, Boyd Holbrook, Augusto Aguilera, Thomas Jane and cinematographer Larry Fong.
Here is the complete world premiere introduction and post-screening Q&A
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Let The Corpses Tan is the latest film from Amer, The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears duo of Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani. Let The Corpses Tan is a fever dream piece of cinema. The film moves away from the giallo genre of their previous efforts and is a post "spaghetti western, euro crime" film conceived and executed as only Cattet and Forzani can, with spectacular visuals. Robert Mitchell was at the midnight madness premiere and spoke with Hélène and Bruno as well as actor Hervé Sogne. Here are those interviews.
Learn more about the making of the film with the full Midnight Madness post-screening Q&A
The 2017 Midnight Madness at the Toronto International Film Festival closing night film was Sôichi Umezawa's Vampire Clay. Umezawa is a long time special effects artist and his feature film length debut as a writer and director was very much anticipated. The film did not disappoint. The film showcased excellent special effects as well as a nuanced story of what it means to be an artist. Robert Mitchell was at the premiere and here is the resulting interviews.
Friday, August 10, 2018
One of the great aspects of the Midnight Madness programme at the Toronto International Film Festival is the ability to showcase very independent films such as the art house horror film The Crescent. The story of the film is summed as, "After an unexpected death in the family, a mother and son struggle to find spiritual healing at a beachfront summer home." The film has exceptional visuals utilizing the art form known as paint marbling. The Crescent succeeds as it creates a slow, escalating dread as mother and son confront the dangers surrounding them. The son in the movie is the child of director Seth Smith and producer Nancy Urich who I spoke with at the world premiere as well as screenwriter Darcy Spidle, actors Danika Vandersteen, Terrance Murray, cinematographer Craig Buckley and production designer Paul Hammond.