The Toronto International Film Festival has taken over that city and made the masses a little goofy with star-struck wonderment.
But I need to have a word with Madonna: Mega-millionaire, megalomanic Material Girl, listen up. With your reedy, shaky voice you somehow conquered pop music. Good for you! Yay! But why do you feel you have to become a film maker? Your new movie, W.E., has a fascinating subject, Wallis Simpson. She was the twice-divorced woman for whom Edward VIII abdicated the throne, leading to his brother George VI taking over, as told in the excellent film The King’s Speech. So why put yourself, a rookie, in the big leagues??
There are thousands of budding film makers with actual chops and talent who would give their left (name the appendage) for a shot at a big budget production. But no, in swoops Madonna because she wants to play movie maker. I haven’t seen it, that’s true. But…do I really need to? The only time I ever enjoyed her work on film was in Evita and that’s mostly because it was a fascinating story that played out like a music video featuring Antonio Banderas. What’s not to like? The subject matter of W.E. does interest me but the director doesn’t.
Some might call it ambition. I call it greed. You’ve taken enough pie, Madonna. Time to push away from the table.