Sunday, July 21, 2024

Transgender Drama The Danish Girl Soars in Toronto


Can Eddie Redmayne. win a second Oscar in a row? It’s quite possible as Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl made a stunning premiere tonight in Toronto. Hooper extends his streak from The King’s Speech and Les Miserables, making an exceptionally well crafted piece of cinema. Redmayne and costar Alicia Vikander are headed to all the awards and may even jump out as the lead candidates.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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