Tom Hiddleston looked lovely at the TIFF ‘High Rise’ premiere: would you hit it?


I have a lot to say about Tom Hiddleston, but I think we’re doing two posts about him today, just because Hiddles has been ALL OVER THE PLACE for several days. By that I mean, he’s getting the full TIFF experience, going to every party, premiering multiple films, networking and showing off his relationship with Elizabeth Olsen (more about that in another post). After months of Hiddlesdrought, we’ve finally gotten more photos than we know what to do with and enough new interviews to keep us in Hiddleston posts for a month!

Anyway, here are some photos from last night’s premiere of High Rise. In addition to Tommy, you can see pics of Luke Evans, Jeremy Irons and Elizabeth Moss. I think Moss and Hiddles play love interests in this film? Maybe. Which is cool, because I think Moss is an incredible actress. I’m not in love with her blonde hair here – it’s too yellow, she needs some lowlights or something. And the red leather reminds me of Eddie Murphy.

As for the reviews for High Rise… from what I’m seeing, the film was pretty well-received overall. It wasn’t like I Saw the Light, which was largely panned except for Hiddleston’s performance.




Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. meme says:


    Jeremy Irons looks silly and Elizabeth Moss’s hair is way too yellow and that dress is fug.

  2. Lilacflowers says:

    Ah, a thread for those of us on the veranda. My husband Tom did look good in that suit last night and even better as I was removing it.

  3. Renee says:

    I think that Elizabeth Moss actually looks hot here, her look is kinda new-wave/rock n’ roll-esque. It’s fun, and usually find her style frequency is tuned to frump. Plus, her dress reminds me of a fruit roll-up which I have an eternal fondness for.

  4. Beth No. 2 says:

    I need more reviews for this film. Not tweets, but actual trades reviews.

    I think a lot of the tweets that disparaged the movie and/or walked out of the screening are not familiar with director Ben Wheatley’s work. His movies can be incoherent and bizarre; it’s not so much about a conventional storytelling with a sensible plot as it is about atmospherics and stylistic elements.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      I suspect they also are not familiar with the book, which is all about chaos and anarchy

      So far I’ve only seen one full review

      • cr says:

        I read the book 20 years ago and so am interested to see what they’ve done with it.

      • Gingerly says:

        That’s what I thought. I read three reviews: screendaily, Variety, and Playlist/Indiewire. Variety and Indiewire don’t like the film and Indiewire gave C.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      The twitter reviews and walkouts don’t bother me– the story and the director’s style are really way out there, the political message is very direct, and it isn’t going to appeal to everyone–which for me makes it really appealing, of course. Can’t wait to see this.

      As for hitting it: nah. But i am glad to see him having a good evening. I’m also not crazy about the suit.

      Jeremy Irons makes my eyes bleed.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      The Telegraph has a pretty good, full review. They thought Purefoy and Sheersmith were hammy but gave good reviews to the rest of the cast. One of the women characters describes Tom’s Dr. Laing as “the best amenity in the building”

    • Lilacflowers says:

      The Telegraph gave it a good review; the Guardian did not. Both praised Tom’s performance

      • Beth No. 2 says:

        Sigh, I was hoping the critics would like it even if the general movie-going audiences don’t.

        On a separate note (and not related to High Rise), this year’s TIFF has been a flop in terms of potential awards contenders. TIFF is not the place for premieres of high-profile highbrow films but it has usually been a reliable breeding ground for middle-of-the-road, crowd-pleasing Oscar fare. Yet so many TIFF movies – Freeheld, ISTL, Our Brand Is Crisis, About Ray, etc have fallen by the wayside. Some of these may still have box office potential but it’s been a critical bloodbath at TIFF. Venice, Telluride and even Cannes have stolen the thunder this season.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        I wonder how differently High Rise might have been received if it had been finished in time for Cannes, with its possibly more sophisticated audience.

      • Beth No. 2 says:

        Probably the general audience reaction and tweets would be more positive, but I’m assuming it would still be the usual bunch of critics covering Cannes and TIFF so the critical reception may not be much different?

        Also I’m not sure how well it would play to a more sophisticated audience. Wheatley’s movies can be weird and haphazard and I think they cater to a very small niche. It is not exactly highbrow fare; he’s not a Haynes or Haneke or Sorrentino. More experimental in nature.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        SPOTLIGHT is most definitely an awards contender. It’s my prediction for best picture based on the reviews coming out of Telluride and TIFF. It hits the marks for the kind of movie that AMPAS voters go for and it may serve up Keaton the statue many felt he was robbed of last year.

        I’m calling it here, folks: Spotlight.

    • icerose says:

      Reviewsi have read so farhave been good and both Evans and Tom have received praise

  5. boredblond says:

    I never got the Huddleston ‘thing’..but I like how his eyes crinkle when he smiles..

  6. Applapoom says:

    I don’t see his appeal but he seems very likeable.

    Hey what about the story of the Radio DJ who is suing Taylor Swift for claiming he touched her bottom which resulted in him getting fired. Just read this!

  7. Sixer says:

    Good legs photo.

  8. Lilacflowers says:

    Moss’s dress looks like the losing design in a Project Runway unconventional materials challenge. But at least she ditched the hideous electric blue suede shoes from Saturday

  9. FingerBinger says:

    That maniacal grin is so off putting. I do like his suit.

  10. j.eyre says:

    I would hit it so hard it would affect the earth’s rotation.

    • Grace says:

      It’s raining in London now – because the earth’s rotation was affected? 😉

    • Waitwhat says:

      24/7/365. Especially after seeing a lot of Laing last night. All primal and everything.

      The Screen Daily review is good.

      “In Tom Hiddleston, the director has found an actor who can deliver the central character’s essential distance with the right mix of sympathy, intelligence and raw carnality.”

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Can I borrow a comment from a Tom Hardy post and repurpose it here?

      “I need his face on a chair so I can sit on it.”

    • j.eyre says:

      It would be cruel of them not to release High Rise in the US after all those folks tweeted whilst having Hiddles palpitations, non? Don’t we have laws against denying us our Lord Dragonfly?

    • et alors says:

      I like this tweet from someone who was at the screening last night.

      To anyone of any gender questioning their sexuality after seeing Tom Hiddleston the answer is yes. #TIFF15

  11. Ankhel says:

    Yes. Yes I would. Also yes to the suit.

  12. Diana B says:

    Yes I would. All day long and lile there’s no tomorrow.

  13. lunchcoma says:

    Sure would…and I wouldn’t lie about it to Refinery 29 afterwards, either.

  14. NUTBALLS says:

    We’ve gotten lots of pretty pictures of Tom, but where are all the interviews??? We need talking Tom as he’s best seen in motion.

  15. Corrie says:

    Tommy is not at all my type. He’s too Dentene commercial… but he wears a suit like no other. The biggest issue with his look always is his Too Put Together hair (I don’t think he’s all that attractive either). There’s something very clinched cheeks about Tom for me. I want him to release the cheeks. Let that hair get a bit messy and relax the raised eyebrows. Nice guy though. Well spoken.

  16. Lilacflowers says:

    Today’s TIFF ensemble is black pants and a navy pullover. The color scheme remains intact.

    Danny Boyle just announced that he is doing another theater fundraiser for African children. Maybe the puffy orange jacket will reappear

  17. et alors says:

    The Telegraph gave HR 4 out of 4 stars and says “There’s almost nothing Ben Wheatley gets wrong in High-Rise” and “Laing, played with bad-ass debonair insouciance by Tom Hiddleston”.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      Money quote:

      “Wheatley brings the spirit of Seventies swinger parties into the mix with giggly, orgiastic results. Laing gets with Charlotte first, before working his way smoothly through most of the female cast: by the time Helen (Elisabeth Moss), wife of Luke Evans’ increasingly feral TV producer, has abandoned her own children for a tryst, she sounds very much the satisfied customer. ”

      Oh yes, yes, yes I am seeing this…..

  18. et alors says:

    New sneak peek of CP. God, the costumes are so lavish!

    Does anyone know where the original video for this is from? Tom’s shoulders are looking mighty broad.

  19. TotallyBiased says:

    Screen door, hurricane–you get the idea.
    I’m looking forward to all the movies, but just the vid clips and interviews are giving me such a lovely Dragonfly glow after this weekend. I’ll be here on the veranda rehydrating.

    • seesittellsit says:

      Ooohhh you beat me to it with the screen door bit. “The house began to twitch, the hinges to unhitch . . .”

  20. NUTBALLS says:

    Watching the press conference live…

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Today’s Tom words: “prescient,” “velocity,” and “totter.” And he observed autopsies.

  21. et alors says:

    TotallyBiased, if you’re hanging around this post, it looks like Lainey has fallen under Tom’s spell again, as you said. This time, her crush may last longer since he’s no longer tweeting as much.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      What I want to know is this: is she also going to post her actual interview, or was the crush-gushing over Tom and Lizzie all we get?! 😉

    • Lilacflowers says:

      I do hope she managed to stop gushing over the guy long enough to do the interview.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      I giggled when I read all the gushing and then wondered what happened to the actual interview.

  22. Leah says:

    That is a fine man and I would.

  23. Lilacflowers says:

    An interview for the crowd on the veranda. Tom tells us he can’t tell us anything about his next projects.

  24. wrinkled says:

    And still no Oscar buzz. That’s gotta sting.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      That’s actually not accurate. At least two articles have made statements (either flat out or implying) his IStL performance was so good , Academy voters might overlook how bad the film was and nominate him anyway.

      • wrinkled says:

        The Best Actor race is so packed right now, it’s highly doubtful he’ll get in. A Golden Globe nom is more likely.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I think it would be a hard sell at the AMPAS.

        Has there been a time when a panned movie garnered an Oscar nod for the acting? I thought usually the movies are well received or at worst, have mixed reviews.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Oh, I’m not saying he’ll get a nom. Merely pointing out the inaccuracy of stating there’s NO buzz.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        More low-volume Oscar buzz:

  25. seesittellsit says:

    Yes Moss’s hair is too yellow and the dress is too red and shiny – add green shoes and she’d look like a traffic light.

  26. TotallyBiased says:
    First half of the Collider interview.
    Also, someone.needs to let Sixer know.about the Hollywood Reporter’s studio shot–those magnificent thighs!

  27. et alors says:

    If anyone wants spoilers for High-Rise, here’s a pretty good synopsis which includes what sounds like hilarious bits with Laing as well as details about the sex scenes. I’m pretty sure I’m going to watch this if it ever gets US distribution, but I’ll be doing it through my fingers. The poster also said she sat next to Josh Horowitz at the first screening, and he giggled every time Tom’s character did something ridiculous.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      I didn’t realize there’d be so much comedy in it. Not sure I could stomach it, but gee, for two Hiddleston sex scenes and nudity, I might have to sneak a peak while loitering in the cinema hallway.

  28. Heather says:

    Yes. Yes I would. Repeatedly. Until I couldn’t walk.

    I am wondering just how much clothing one man can pack for this trip to Toronto! His old standbys are at home in his wardrobe crying over being left behind, while the crochet tie gets to see the sights!

  29. et alors says:

    More singing from Tom (and Lizzie), this time on “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”.