|Red carpet at the Princess of Wales Theatre|
The first film, The Riot Club, directed by Lone Scherfig, was set at Oxford University and focused on an elite private men's club, the Riot Club, which was drunk on debauchery and ruthless behavior. The 99% is used to seeing films where the majority victimizes the 1% in a myriad of horrible ways. But in the Riot Club, we get a snapshot of how some of the 1% really feel about the underclass. They have so much money and are empowered with the knowledge that they are set for life, that they just don't give a damn and have all their needs met. Even in the case of one fateful night of celebration and destruction, the strength and legacy of the Riot Club depends on one member sacrificing himself for the good of the club to continue their ways unchecked. None of the young men of the riot club has a smidgen of decency, morality, or real class. And the old adage is true: Absolute power corrupts. These guys give a whole new meaning to elitist snobs and the danger they pose to innocent people, and still get away with it because of who they are. The Riot Club is an entertaining film that leaves you a little sick to the stomach with the disturbing mistreatment of people in different social classes.
Grade: 3 1/2 Stars
|Actors, director, and producers of ToE.|
|Eddie Redmayne was brilliant in the movie, sweet and likeable on stage.|
Grade: 5 Stars
|Director James Marsh, and Felicity Jones.|
Images from today at TIFF -
|The 'P' on my ticket is Priority. First to be allowed into theatre. A Precious benefit and advantage in seat finding.|
|Celebrity interviews take place at the high-end Holt Renfrew store.|
|Fans line up anticipating stars arriving at Holt Renfrew for interviews|
Tomorrrow's films are: The Equalizer with Denzel Washington, and Mr. Turner, with Timothy Spall, the Best Actor winner at Cannes.