Posts Tagged ‘film festival’
 

 

THE BIJOU @ TIFF: “The Moth Diaries”

> Mary Harron’s career has previously included such fascinatingly transgressive films as I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page, which is the only sensible explanation for the inclusion of her n...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “No One Lives”

  As movie bloodbaths go, NO ONE LIVES is almost–but not quite–clever enough to be worth seeing. We start with a backwoods family of petty outlaws, headed by father Hoag (Lee Tergesen) and including his wife, b...
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THE BIJOU @ TIFF: “Salmon Fishing In the Yemen”

> The first substantial buy of the Toronto Film Festival (Shame had sold first, but for art film prices) turned out to be Salmon Fishing In the Yemen, a modestly engaging romantic comedy from Lasse Hallstrom.  Hallstrom ha...
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THE BIJOU @ TIFF: Sarah Polley’s “Take This Waltz”

> In just her second feature film as a director (her first was 2006’s Oscar-nominated Away From Her), Sarah Polley demonstrates that she’s already a filmmaker with rare grace and sensuality in TAKE THIS WALTZ, which...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “At Any Price”

With the notable exception of Friday Night Lights, Hollywood has rarely even attempted a serious depiction of life in the American heartland in recent years.  More often, the center of the country is a setting for stories of ...
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THE BIJOU @ TIFF: “The Woman In the Fifth”

> Pawel Pawlikowski is a filmmaker whose name deserves to be better known: his films Last Resort and My Summer of Love are small but beautifully realized stories of intricate human emotion. His new picture The Woman In the Fift...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Anna Karenina”

  ANNA KARENINA – Watch It At Home – Beautiful But Overconceptualized Version of the Tolstoy Classic Joe Wright was introduced to the world with his film of Pride and Prejudice, and it seems like he’s b...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Great Expectations”

At this point in movie history, it’s beside the point to ask why we even need a new film version of GREAT EXPECTATIONS when David Lean’s 1946 masterpiece still exists.  (And for those who want a different slant on ...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Impossible”

    THE IMPOSSIBLE – Worth A Ticket – A Tsunami Film With Both Spectacle and Emotion Director Juan Antonio Bayona has done a spectacular job of re-creating the 2004 Asian tsunami in THE IMPOSSIBLE. Staged...
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THE BIJOU @ TIFF: “Shame”

> Although Fox Searchlight didn’t actually acquire Steve McQueen’s film Shame until last Saturday, in a sense the marketing campaign for the film began when the producers made it clear that the film would not be edi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY’S TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL ROUND-UP

  This year’s Toronto International Film Festival had a very solid line-up, so much so that although the titles below are listed in rough order of preference, even the worst of them is of some interest, very possibly...
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THE BIJOU @ TIFF: Francis Ford Coppola’s “Twixt”

> It’s anyone’s guess why Francis Ford Coppola, at the age of 72, with some enduring cinema classics to his name, would decide to make a movie that’s a cross between a David Lynch retread, an old horror cheapi...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY LA FILM FEST REVIEW: “It’s A Disaster”

  IT’S A DISASTER:  Worth A Ticket – And They Feel Just (More Or Less) Fine   IT’S A DISASTER is the movie Seeking A Friend For the End of the World aspired, but failed, to be:  a laugh-out-loud, t...
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THE BIJOU REVIEW: “50/50”

> 50/50:  Worth A Ticket –  A Genuinely Feel-Good Cancer Comedy With The Big C renewed for its third season on Showtime, the concept of a comedy getting laughs from the experiences of a cancer patient is no long...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: Galas and Special Presentations Announced

    The Toronto Film Festival is on its way, and SHOWBUZZDAILY will be there.  The Festival, which runs Sept 6-16, today announced the bulk of its highest-profile titles, those that will screen in the Gala and Specia...
by Mitch Salem