Posts Tagged ‘film festival’
 

 

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...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE: The Amityville Film Festival

> SHOWBUZZDAILY is only 2 weeks away from traveling to Park City, Utah for the 2012 Sundance Filim Festival, so the time seems right for a rant about the nightmare that is obtaining tickets for Sundance screenings.  Every ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Silver Linings Playbook” & “Seven Psychopaths” Take the Prizes

  It’s a very good weekend to be a Weinstein.  First Weinstein Company’s The Master set new per-theatre records for a live-action movie release without a stage show, and now the tidings from Toronto are lined ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY LA FILM FEST REVIEW: “Ruby Sparks”

  RUBY SPARKS:  Worth A Ticket – A Narrative Feat   Woody Allen is one of the most influential figures in modern independent film, but his ghost is usually evident in the many romantic comedy-dramas we get each...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE BIJOU @ TIFF: “Hick”

> Derick Martini’s HICK is like a Sundance movie that took the wrong indie-film exit and wound up in Toronto.  For whatever reason, Toronto’s film festival tends to find itself with fewer stories of young peopl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Something In the Air” and “Ginger and Rosa”

Toronto this year provided two notable portraits of teenagers growing up in a time of political turmoil, Olivier Assayas’s SOMETHING IN THE AIR and Sally Potter’s GINGER AND ROSA. Assayas’s film is about th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE BIJOU @ TIFF: Midnight Madness – “Sleepless Night”

> When the inevitable US remake of the French thriller SLEEPLESS NIGHT arrives, it’ll benefit from some sharper dialogue (assuming the subtitles in Toronto were fully translating the original), a bit more characterization...
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...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE BIJOU @ TIFF: The Road Begins

> In September, SHOWBUZZDAILY will be attending the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, for short).  This is the first in an intermittent series of pieces about the experience of TIFF-ing. Every film festival has it...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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 @ TORONTO: “The Sapphires”

  With The Silver-Linings Playbook and now Wayne Blair’s THE SAPPHIRES, Harvey Weinstein may have the feel-good part of the coming awards season locked down.  This slight but charming true story (or at least R...
by Mitch Salem