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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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SEPTEMBER 09, 2019
TIFF 2019 Is All About Jennifer Lopez’s Stripper Posse
Greetings from the Great White North, where Vanity Fairis covering the Toronto International Film Festival from all angles. Our portrait studio is up and running, capturing images of everyone from Michael B. Jordan to Priyanka Chopra to Antonio Banderas; our own Julie Miller is learning the stories behind buzzy films like Adam Driver’s whistle-blower drama and Beanie Feldstein’s latest coming-of-age tale; and, of course, our critics are reviewing everything in sight. The winner of the fest so far, in Richard Lawson’s mind at least, is probably Hustlers,Lorene Scafaria’s smart, sexy film about a pack of strippers—led by a career-best Jennifer Lopez—running a very American scam. The movie, he writes, “could easily have been a basic thing, a fabulous cast assembled to tell an engaging, risqué story of grift and shiny wrongdoing. You know: lots of tee-heeing and titillation, as good times curdle into bad ones. But Scafaria had a larger vision in mind in making her film. Hustlers is a movie about work, and women, and economy, neither forgiving of its protagonists’ crimes nor those of the people they preyed upon. It’s a bright stiletto stab toward equity, and, in the process, one of the best movies about American money in recent memory.”
Elsewhere in HWD, K. Austin Collins falls mostly under the spell of Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood; Miller gets the wild true story behind Hugh Jackman’s latest, also premiering at TIFF; Katey Rich sees double while reviewing The Two Popes;and Joanna Robinson catches up with Succession star J. Smith-Cameron.