What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
It’s Misery by way of Black Swan when Bette Davis faces down her long-time rival Joan Crawford in this psychological horror classic. Baby Jane (Davis) was the toast of the town until puberty and her sister, Blanche’s (Crawford) ascent into fame sent her own star crashing down. But when Blanche falls into Jane’s care after an accident, decades of resentment boil over into madness. Marked by pitch-black comedy and career-best performances from two of Hollywood’s great leading ladies, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is an excellent choice for suspense lovers when it plays on August 9th at the Christie Pits Film Festival.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
For people who’d rather be dancing at a movie rather than cowering, the Regent Park Film Festival is having a Bollywood Movie Night on August 12th as part of its Under the Stars series. The movie of the night will be Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, a colourful, heartfelt rom-com about a decade-spanning love triangle between three college friends. Before the movie starts, check out the Bollywood for a beginner’s dance class and on-site henna booth at 7:00pm.
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 238 2453
Brainchild of Canadian funnyman Dan Akroyd and the late Harold Ramis, this comedy classic answers the immortal question, “who you gonna call?” Re-live unforgettable moments with Venkman (Bill Murray), Stantz (Dan Akroyd), Spengler (Harold Ramis) and Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) as they battle specters, ghouls and save New York from the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Ghostbusters will be shown on August 21st at 8:30pm at Shoreham Walkway as part of the TIFF In Your Park series.
Inside Llewyn Davis
Modern day beatniks and folk scene aficionados will love this Coen Brothers’ dram-com as it brings the heady heyday of the West Village back to life. Based loosely on Dave Van Ronk, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is a down-and-out musician migrating from couch to couch as he struggles to choose between making music or making money. Funny, sad and poignant by turns, this critical hit is Midnight in Paris for anyone who wishes they could travel back to the sixties. Check it out at Yonge-Dundas Square at 9:00pm on August 25th.
Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 979 9960
The Triplets of Belleville
Part of the TIFF In Your Park series, this quirky, French animated comedy follows Madame Souza as she ventures through the big city to find her grandson who was kidnapped by mobsters during the Tour de France, naturally, and falls in with the once-famed singing trio, the titular Triplets of Belleville. While the animation and characters are charming, the real star of the show is the catchy soundtrack, which is sure to send feet tapping and heads bobbing throughout the audience. The Triplets of Belleville will be shown on August 26th at 8:30pm at David Pecaut Square.