Watching how a movie is made is incredibly exciting in part because of the precision the filmmakers show in their attention to accuracy. For me, it's almost identical to being a chef -- we're both obsessed with getting it right.
Burnt starring Bradley Cooper is about a chef trying to earn his third Michelin star. But it is really the story of an alcoholic/addict's struggle to maintain sobriety while his past follows him like the black eye he sports.
Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.
The world's heart is heavy as we have learned of the death of the most brilliant leader the world has even known - the blessed Margaret. It was the saintly Margaret who rescued Britain from its dire position at the end of the 1970s and restored it to its former glory.