There’s one wide release hitting theatres across Canada today, but also a number of films opening in limited release that received Golden Globe nominations yesterday, including The Danish Girl (three nominations), Carol (five nominations, including Best Picture – Drama) and Youth (one nod).
Opening across Canada is In the Heart of the Sea, which tells the story of Herman Melville and how he came to write Moby Dick. He finds out the story of First Mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth) and how his whaling ship and crew are attacked by an enormous whale. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: In the Heart of the Sea
Opening in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, Carol tells the story of two lesbians (Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara) who fall in love in the 1950s. Both actresses received Golden Globe nominations in the Best Actress category. Click here for showtimes.
Opening in Toronto, Calgary and Halifax, Don Verdean is about a self-proclaimed Biblical archaeologist (Sam Rockwell) who comes up short and tries to cover up his failure after being hired by a pastor to find sacred relics in the Holy Land. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Don Verdean
Debuting in Toronto and Vancouver, Every Thing Will Be Fine is a drama that was filmed in Quebec. It follows a man (James Franco) who accidentally hits a child with his car while driving aimlessly around after a trivial domestic quarrel with his girlfriend. In the years that follow, he finds it hard to move on with his life. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Every Thing Will Be Fine
Opening in Toronto today and next Friday in Montreal and Vancouver before releasing across Canada on Christmas Day is Youth, starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel as two elderly men who discover on vacation that some of the most important experiences can happen later in life. Jane Fonda also stars, and is nominated for a Golden Globe. Click here for showtimes.
Starring last year’s Best Actor Oscar winner, Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl received Golden Globe nominations yesterday for both lead actors. In the early 1920s, artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) painted a portrait of her husband, Einar Wegener, as a woman. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to slowly change his appearance to reflect a female, then underwent male to female sex reassignment surgery. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: The Danish Girl
Last but not least, playing in Toronto only, is a new version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender as a Scotsman consumed by ambition, greed and desire in 11th century war-torn Scotland. Click here for showtimes.
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