Monthly Archives: September 2011

Final TIFF reflections and more

It’s been a week since I posted anything. A week of recovering from TIFF, dealing with new realities at my job (and more new realities to come), and losing the use of my laptop, so blogging is going to become … Continue reading

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TIFF Day 10

That’s it. It’s over. In general it was a very good festival. There were a lot of very good films, a few great ones, some okay ones, and a few clunkers. There wasn’t anything that totally blew me away, like … Continue reading

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TIFF Day 9

It’s crunch time, the final push: 6 movies in 2 days, a concert to sing at, and then collapse. So four movies on Saturday, and these reviews will be briefer than ever. Free Men, is an excellent French film about … Continue reading

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TIFF Day 8

Today started with another serendipitous line encounter. Chatted with a guy for 20 minutes about all the films we had both seen when I realized I had talked with him on Wednesday before A Dangerous Method. I had actually hoped … Continue reading

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TIFF Day 6 & 7 Why am I so tired? and wild rumours

It’s been a weird couple of days. Wednesday and Thursday were supposed to be my slow movies days with lots of time to relax. Then TIFF called and said my Thursday afternoon film, Mausam, was cancelled. Something about the Indian … Continue reading

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TIFF Day 5

Today began with a long wait in front of the Ryerson. That theatre is consistently late seating people, even for the first screening of the day. And let’s not even mention the washrooms. The Oranges is a pretty good film. … Continue reading

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TIFF Day 4 and a first for me.

First movie of the day was Albert Nobbs, introduced by the delicious Cameron Bailey. It screened at the Winter Garden. During a line-up conversation I got the tip to sit in the lower level side boxes. Pretty good. A real … Continue reading

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