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September 2nd 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Nocturnal Animals is premiereing at Venice Film Festival today and reviews from those at the press screening are popping up. Below is the first review I’ve found from a major film site – it doesn’t mention Isla’s performance but it is slightly spoilery regarding her character, so be warned! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @IslaFisherWeb where I’ll be retweeting more tidbits from the promotion today. Anything particularly Isla-related I’ll post here too.

I don’t think Isla is in attendance at the festival, but we’ll see for sure once the photocall starts very soon…

‘Nocturnal Animals’ Venice Review: Tom Ford Gambles Big and Wins on Second Feature
Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star in a film that successfully melds grit and glamour, the past and the present, and fiction and reality

Given the challenge that most directors have making a single film, writer-director Tom Ford‘s sophomore effort is all the more impressive for being, essentially, two movies in one. One of those films is the kind of “sad people in nice houses” tale you might expect from the couturier-turned-filmmaker behind “A Single Man,” but the other one is the kind of down-and-dirty West Texas revenge thriller that calls to mind Sam Peckinpah.

“Nocturnal Animals” jumps between the “reality” of its own story and a novel that one of the characters is reading, and that’s a tricky leap to accomplish; look no further than another Venice entry, Wim Wenders‘s tedious “Les Beaux Jours d’Aranjuez,” for an example of how not to jump back and forth cinematically between a book and its author.

Amy Adams, already so impressive at this year’s Venice Film Festival with “Arrival,” plays a significantly different kind of character here: Susan is a successful L.A. gallery curator, but her neutral stare and smoky eye shadow speak volumes about her unhappiness. Her distant, withholding husband Hutton (Armie Hammer) is jetting off to New York on another attempt to save his failing business, leaving Susan alone in their glass-box house (complete with a Koons in the back yard) to read a galley of “Nocturnal Animals,” the first novel by her ex-husband Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal), who never remarried and who has dedicated the book to her.

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September 1st 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

The first poster for Keeping Up With The Joneses has just been released, and you can view it in HQ in our Gallery. The film hits US cinemas on October 21st.




September 1st 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

The first clip from Nocturnal Animals was previewed at the Venice Film Festival which started yesterday – unfortunately it doesn’t feature Isla, but in the short clip Amy Adams’ character sets out the plot of the film:




September 1st 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

As well as this months Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, Nocturnal Animals will also screen at the London Film Festival next month:

The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announces full 2016 programme

The programme for the 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s diverse selection of films and events.

The BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s best and most established film festivals. In its 60th year the programme sees Headline Galas presented at the Odeon Leicester Square on each evening of the 12 day festival. Festival visitors will be able to enjoy a brand new cinema experience with Competition and Strand Galas presented at the new Embankment Garden Cinema, in the beautiful Victoria Embankment Gardens. With 780 cinema-style seats, Dolby 7.1 surround sound and 4k digital projection, this temporary venue brings the festival to even more people and connects screenings in the West End with the BFI’s home cinema at BFI Southbank. This, combined with the Festival’s Special Presentations, a rich, diverse programme of international films, insightful events and talks with leading lights of the international film and creative industries, reaffirms London’s position as the world’s leading creative city.

This year’s festival includes an agenda-setting Symposium event that heralds the BFI’s BLACK STAR project, the UK’s biggest ever season of film and television dedicated to celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors coming in late October. Films within the Festival programme will amplify the season, while the Symposium will ask searching questions about the continued under-representation of black actors on screen, probing why opportunities for black actors in the US and the UK remain limited and aiming to drive forward a progressive agenda by spotlighting and exploring key issues for the film industry.

The Festival will screen a total of 193 fiction and 52 documentary features, including 18 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 39 European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 144 short films, including documentary, live action and animated works. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, Screen Talks, Q&As and Industry Talks: LFF Connects during the 60th BFI London Film Festival which runs Wednesday 5 – Sunday 16 October 2016.

Taking place over 12 days, the Festival’s screenings are at venues across the capital, from the West End cinemas – Vue West End and the iconic Odeon Leicester Square; central London venues – BFI Southbank, BFI IMAX, Picturehouse Central, the ICA, Curzon Mayfair, Curzon Soho, Haymarket, Prince Charles Cinema and Ciné Lumière; and local cinemas – the Ritzy in Brixton, Hackney Picturehouse and Curzon Chelsea.

Headline Galas

With NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, Tom Ford returns with a dark, sophisticated adaptation of Austin Wright’s novel Tony and Susan. With a stellar cast including Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher and Armie Hammer, the film reunites many of the creative team behind A Single Man (LFF2009). (MORE)

(BFI.org.uk)


August 26th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Why the Venice Film Fest Matters More to Oscar (Sorry, Toronto)

The past few years, while Toronto bickered with Telluride over which festival could screen which premiere when and where, Venice — after some decidedly lackluster editions — took the high road and worked on improving. The result? It’s back on top after a scorecard that saw successful Oscar wins for Venice premieres three years in a row: Gravity, Birdman and, last year, Spotlight. Hollywood has taken notice. The festival is filled with studio titles this year, which means the red carpet will be filled with A-list talent. The four premieres that already are garnering awards buzz:

Focus Features’ $20 Million Gamble

Last year, Focus Features paid a reported $20 million for Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford’s sophomore directorial effort.

Now, Focus is planning on betting a big chunk of their Oscar-campaign money on the dark romance based on Austin Wright’s novel Tony and Susan and starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. Adams plays an art gallery owner who receives her ex-husband’s violent manuscript in the mail, which she interprets as a threatening tale of revenge and regret. It plays out as a story within a story as Isla Fisher plays Adams in novel form.

Could the L.A.-set noir finally deliver Amy Adams and/or Jake Gyllenhaal their long-awaited Oscars? Focus hopes so, with many more categories to push for. “The film will be one of the highlights of Venice,” says Barbera. “Both Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal could start an Oscar campaign from Venice, definitely.”

(THR)



August 20th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla attended this fashion event in LA recently; unfortunately there are no official photos from it, but here’s an article about it:

Kerry Washington, J.Lo, Amy Adams, Lea Michele, and More Unite for a Splendid Girls’ Day at Annual L.A. Shopping Party

August 15th 2016

Producer Jennifer Klein’s star-studded 18th annual Day of Indulgence Party, held at her Los Angeles home Sunday afternoon, was nothing short of a decadence-filled soiree with an indulgent element at every turn.

Lucky attendees at the all-girls event, like InStyle’s September cover girl Kerry Washington (in Hatch), Jennifer Lopez, Amy Adams (in Thakoon), Isla Fisher (in BCBG), Anna Faris (in Perse and Isabel Marant), Constance Zimmer (in Madewell), Leslie Mann (in Stella McCartney), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (in Marc Jacobs), and Olivia Munn, among others, were treated to a day filled with luxe spa treatments, shopping, and delicious eats all over the home.

“It’s so much fun,” Lopez, who last attended the event in 2014, told InStyle. “Such a girls’ day.” The Shades of Blue star headed to the backyard for some retail therapy, where brands like Giorgio Armani Beauty, Alexis Bittar, Henri Bendel, and Atelier Cologne provided pop-up shops. While Lopez scooped up a red Lip Maestro hue from Armani, Isla Fisher and Amy Adams (below, with Rashida Jones) took home the Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask from Fresh’s “Mask Menu” table, and Lea Michele swooned over the cruelty-free M.O.T.D. cosmetic brushes at Anthropologie’s booth, and the bralettes and Thinstincts at the Spanx station.

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August 10th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

A few miscellaneous old photoshoots from the 90’s have been added to the Gallery. I always love finding new-old photos from Isla’s soap years!

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Old photoshoot additions