In which we proclaim our deep and abiding love for Sanda Bullock.
The most notable events of Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival were two of the more “common-denominator” premieres—meat-and-potatoes Hollywood blockbusters (“but the good ones”) that give the Festival star power and mass appeal. Making their appearances were Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, starring George Clooney (not present, booooooo) and Sandra Bullock, and Ron Howard’s Rush, starring Liam Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde. Astronauts in trouble and 1960s race-car drivers who have lots of sex? That sounds like Hollywood to us! But we don’t care, because it gives us the chance to provide dialogue for Sandra Bullock that is probably very nearly as hilarious as Sandra Bullock always is, because Sandra Bullock is the best.
Also making their Festival bows yesterday: Devil’s Knot, which is Atom Egoyan’s new crime drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth; An Enemy, which is an erotic thriller starring Isabella Rossellini and Jake Gyllenhaal; and Belle, which is one of those British movies with lots of British people in them.