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Benedict attends screening for ‘The Power of the Dog’ in London

Benedict joined the Tastemaker screening for The Power of the Dog held today at The Ham Yard Hotel in London as part of the 65th BFI London Film Festival.

Director Jane Campion, cinematographer Ari Wegner, actors Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee and producers Tanya Seghatchian, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier were all in attendance. Check out some photos of the event:

Critics rank Benedict and ‘The Power of the Dog” among the best of the fall festivals

IndieWire just revealed the results of its annual survey to find out critics’ favourite films and performances of the fall festival season and…it’s just very thrilling news!

137 critics voted. 137! And The Power of the Dog is all over the list, ranking as the overall best film, while Benedict ranks third amongst performers and the only male actor to make it. Check it out below:

The Best Films at the Fall Festivals
1. The Power of the Dog
2. Titane
3. The Worst Person in the World
4. Drive My Car
5. Petite Maman
6. Memoria
7. Dune
8. Red Rocket
9. Bergman Island
10. The Tragedy of Macbeth
11. Spencer
12. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
13. Parallel Mothers
14. C’mon C’mon
15. The Lost Daughter

Venice – Best Film
The Power of the Dog

TIFF – Best Film
The Power of the Dog

NYFF – Best Film
The Worst Person in the World/The Power of the Dog

Best Directed Film of the Fall Festivals
1. The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)
2. Titane (Julia Ducournau)
3. Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)

Best Performance of the Fall Festivals
1. Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World
2. Agathe Rousselle, Titane
3. Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
4. Kristen Stewart, Spencer
5. Tilda Swinton, Memoria

Source: IndieWire

Benedict attends the ‘The Power of the Dog’ premiere at the 59th New York Film Festival

Last Friday (1st October), Benedict and Sophie attended the press conference and premiere for The Power of the Dog at the 59th New York Film Festival! The film, which was selected as the festival’s centrepiece, received a standing ovation!

The screening was followed by a Q&A with Benedict, director Jane Campion, cinematographer Ari Wegner and actors Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Check out photos and videos of the events below (please beware of possible spoilers in the interviews):

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Benedict and Sophie attend the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Gala

Last night, Benedict and Sophie attended the gala for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles! And we’ve got some lovely new pictures, check them out below:

Benedict is awarded with the TIFF Tribute Actor

And it’s here! One week after the press conference, we get to see Benedict with his TIFF Tribute Actor award! Check out his acceptance speech and photos with the award below:

First reviews for ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’

Now that The Electrical Life of Louis Wain has premiered at both the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival (where it’s getting an extra in-person screening on Wednesday!), we think we have enough reviews to make a post dedicated exclusively to them.

We’re including only the non-spoiler-y bits from each, but we’re linking them all below. Just click on the outlets’ name for the full versions, if you’re interested, but please keep in mind some have serious spoilers.

Also, we need to point out this isn’t an exhaustive list of reviews, some aren’t included because they’ don’t talk much about either Benedict’s performance or the fillmaking or do so by giving too much away.

That being said, here they are!

From Peter Debruge’s review for Variety:

Benedict Cumberbatch Is the Cat’s Whiskers

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This peculiar British comedy features an adorably awkward Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role […]

The movie needn’t make the case for Wain’s greatness to justify its own telling: His story is compelling, especially in its early chapters, and Sharpe’s distinctive style shows the director no shortage of tricks up his sleeve (with more to come in a career worth watching).

From Anna Smith’s review for Deadline:

Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy and a cast of cats make an irresistible combination in The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival. Director Will Sharpe (Flowers) makes witty, poignant work of the story of English painter Wain, who specialized in exaggerated cartoons of wide-eyed felines from the late 1800s.

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[TIFF 2021 Day 2] Tribute Awards press conference + ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’ premiere

Day 2! Yesterday, 11 September, Benedict attended the press conference for the TIFF Tribute Awards and the premiere for The Electrical Life of Louis Wain. Here’s everything we got on them, so far. We’ll updated this post whenever something new comes out!

Please beware of possible spoilers in the interviews!! And, for Day 1, please see this post.

Tribute Awards

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[TIFF 2021 Day 1] Press junket and premiere for ‘The Power of the Dog’

Benedict is back at the Toronto International Film Festival, with two films no less! And to receive an award! So because we’re getting a lot of content at the same time, we decided to organize things by day and event, instead of dedicating one masterpost to the whole festival. We hope this works better for you!

Benedict arrived at TIFF on Friday, 10 September for the premiere and press junket for The Power of the Dog. Here you’ll find photos and videos of the event and the interviews he gave. We’ll updated this post whenever new interviews come out.

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Benedict talks about his upcoming projects with The Hollywood Reporter

We got a brand-new, lengthy, meaty interview and a new photoshoot as Benedict is the cover for today’s issue of The Hollywood Reporter!!! Check it out below:

And, if you’d rather read the interview here:

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[MASTERPOST] Benedict at the 48th Telluride Film Festival

What a weekend, friends!

Benedict left Venice and went straight to Telluride to promote both The Power of the Dog (which had its North American premiere) and The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (which had its world premiere)!!

Here, we’ll try to organize everything that came out about his time at the festival but the first reviews for Louis Wain because we didn’t get many and we’d like to make a post entirely dedicated to them (like we did for The Power of the Dog), so we’re gonna do it after the movies premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend.

Here we go:

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