Flavorwire’s 2018 Toronto International Film Festival Diary

TORONTO – After three years of attendance, here’s the thing I’ve learned about the Toronto International Film Festival: you just have to accept that you’re not going to see everything you want to see. This is a gigantic, everything-and-the-kitchen-sink kind of festival, in which star-driven studio Oscar hopefuls and undistributed foreign indies are vying for […]

New iPhone X release date EXPOSED? Apple fans might want to put this date in their diary

There’s a hugely exciting month ahead for the Apple faithful as US technology firm readies itself for another big iPhone launch. This year could see Apple unveiling three new smartphones which could suit all tastes and budgets. Rumours suggest that the current iPhone X will get a big refresh with a faster processor, more memory […]

Antiques Roadshow: Owner of £30k diary issued WARNING by Richard Price

One Antiques Roadshow guest had brought in a manuscript to be valued but Richard Price was surprised at the conditions it had been kept in. The member of the public explained the diary had been given to her father forty years ago and had been kept in her mother’s attic. She said: “We believe that […]

Rumors of a Hope Hicks diary has publishers scrambling and could lead to a $10 million book deal

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Rumors of a Hope Hicks diary apparently has book publishers scrambling to get the soon-to-be former White House communications director’s attention. A report from the Daily Mail says Hicks kept a diary of her experiences in the White House and interactions with President Donald Trump. A potential book deal could land Hicks […]

‘I don’t give a damn’ – Italian fans sing fascist chant during Anne Frank diary readings

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 14:30 Ultras of Italian football club SS Lazio reacted to readings from Anne Frank’s diary by singing a fascist Italian song before their game at Bologna on Wednesday. READ MORE: Italian football fans in anti-Semitic storm over Holocaust victim stickers A portion of away fans defiantly sang “Me ne frego”, which […]

TIFF Diary #2: ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ ‘Novitiate,’ and ‘Ex Libris’

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water opens with a meandering voiceover by Giles (Richard Jenkins), who saw it all, and wonders, “If I spoke about it… if I did… what would I tell you?” So from the jump, it’s a bedtime story – a fairy tale for grownups. (And the last part of that […]

TIFF Diary #1: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer,’ ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq,’ ‘Molly’s Game,’ ‘Brad’s Status,’ ‘The Final Year’

The Killing of a Sacred Deer opens with a giant close-up of a heart in mid-surgery, pumping away as operatic music blasts over the soundtrack, an image that’s basically a pre-emptive rebuke – yes, there’s a heart beating somewhere in this movie.Deer is the latest from Yorgos Lanthimos, the deadpan provocateur behind Dogtooth and The […]

AUSTRALIAN DIARY: Everything you need to know about the week ahead for markets

After a quiet couple of weeks on the data front, there’s a wave of key data releases to kick off the new month. Data domestically will be headlined by the RBA’s monthly interest rate announcement on Tuesday, and Q2 GDP figures on Wednesday. Looking abroad, markets will be focused on the European Central Bank’s policy […]

Vivien Leigh's diary reveals moment she deserted husband for Laurence Olivier

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Vivien Leigh and Lawrence Olivier  It was an open secret in the 1930s that the film star, who would go on to win an Oscar for Gone With The Wind, was having a steamy affair with acting great Laurence Olivier.  Out of duty to their spouses the pair tried to resist before […]