MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
 
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KENNETH D. TAYLOR / JASON SUDEIKIS
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TORO has been covering the beautiful and talented women of the world for years. For all the guys who feel left out, we celebrate all that can be done by the stronger, dumber sex.

KENNETH D. TAYLOR, AMBASSADOR

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This week sees the release of Argo, a Hollywood movie depicting an event during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis when six Americans were smuggled out of the country disguised as a Canadian film production crew. You can check out our review of the movie here. It has earned controversy for downplaying the Canadian government’s role, beyond a cooperative one, in what nonetheless became known as the “Canadian Caper.”

To go with our praise of Argo as a solid piece of filmmaking, let’s give some props to former ambassador to Iran, Ken Taylor (played in the movie by London, Ontario actor Victor Garber), who risked his life to shelter the six Americans before help arrived. Argo acknowledges the risk but downplays the Canadian involvement in planning the extradition — and, in some ways, the CIA’s — painting the “Canadian Caper” as essentially the work of one guy, greeted with skepticism by his superiors. But history tells a different story, one of cooperation between nations and truly Canadian compassion and ingenuity.

Maybe we couldn’t put it better than Taylor himself, who has said of Argo: "It’s fun, it’s thrilling, it’s pertinent, it’s timely .. [but] the CIA was a junior partner.”


JASON SUDEIKIS, VAGINA REVIVER


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Jason Sudeikis, one of the most dependable, if largely anonymous, SNL performers of recent memory, has parlayed his success as a go-to guy for “whatever” parts to incredible sex with one of Hollywood’s most beautiful women.

That according to the woman herself, Olivia Wilde. Speaking during a public event held by Glamour magazine this week, the actress and model claimed a previous relationship had caused her vagina to “die." Wilde then added that now she and Sudeikis are enjoying “sex like Kenyan marathon runners.” Make of that analogy what you will.

While finding out Jason Sudeikis is banging Olivia Wilde, very well we might add, is kind of like finding out your biology teacher is banging ... Olivia Wilde, his ability to perform life-restoring maneuvers with his manhood should not go unheralded. 





HARRIS SAVIDES, CINEMATOGRAPHER

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Though their work goes into every frame of a movie, cinematographers are not always rightly acknowledged. Often credit for the visual quality of a movie (broadly, whether it “looks good”) is unfairly given entirely to its director.

After a lifetime of excellent, influential work, cinematographer Harris Savides passed away this week at the age of 55. He helped bring to life some of the most visually striking dramas of the last 15 years: The Game (1997), Birth (2004),  Zodiac (2007) and Somewhere (for director Sofia Coppola, pictured with him above, in 2010) to name a few. He also worked with Gus Van Sant many times; on Elephant (2003), in which his camerawork was apparently allowed to substitute for an actual story, and the Oscar-winning Milk (2008). His final project, Coppola’s The Bling Ring, will hit theatres next year.

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