Tuesday, July 26, 2011


So - I've been working on a longer post (for... ummm... months now. It keeps becoming more and more unmanageable). So... in my dearth of posting, I bring you: TIFF 2011. *sigh* One day I will go to there....

Gala Presentation
From the Sky Down (Davis Guggenheim, USA)

Galas - I'm excited about almost all of these.
Albert Nobbs (Rodrigo Garcia, Ireland)
Butter (Jim Field Smith, USA)
A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg, France/Ireland/UK/Germany/Canada) [CANNOT WAIT.]
A Happy Event (Rémi Bezancon, France) [I have never heard of this.]
The Ides of March (George Clooney, USA) [Maybe? Can't wait to hear reviews for this.]
The Lady (Luc Besson, France/UK)
Moneyball (Bennett Miller, USA) [CANNOT WAIT.]
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (Bruce Beresford, USA) [Um.... what?]
Take this Waltz (Sarah Polley, Canada)
W.E. (Madonna, UK)

Special Presentations
11 Flowers (Wang Xiaoshuai, China/France)
50/50 (Jonathan Levine, USA) [Yay!]
360 (Fernando Meirelles, UK/Austria/France/Brazil)
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, France) [Already has good buzz]
Americano (Mathieu Demy, France)
Anonymous (Roland Emmerich, Germany) Ugh. Just... ugh.
A Better Life (Cédric Khan, France) Well, this is confusing, since Chris Weitz has a movie with the same title out at the moment....
Burning Man (Jonathan Teplitzky, Australia)
Chicken with Plums (Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud, France/Germany/Belgium)
Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes, UK) [Already has good buzz]
Countdown (Huh Jong-ho, Korea)
Dark Horse (Todd Solondz, USA)
The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies, UK) This looks interesting...
The Descendants (Alexander Payne, USA)
Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, USA) [Good buzz, CANNOT WAIT.]
Elles (Malgoska Szumowska, France/Poland/Germany)
Eye of the Storm (Fred Schepisi, Australia)
Friends with Kids (Jennifer Westfeldt, USA)
Habemus Papam (Nanni Moretti, Italy/France)
Headhunters (Morten Tyldum Norway)
Hick (Derick Martini, USA)
The Hunter (Daniel Nettheim, Australia) Awww.... Tasmanian tigers. :(
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass, USA)
Killer Joe (William Friedkin, USA)
Like Crazy (Drake Doremus, USA) [Good buzz]
Machine Gun Preacher (Marc Forster, USA)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin, USA) [Good buzz]
Melancholia (Lars von Trier, Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany) [Good buzz]
The Oranges (Julian Farino, USA)
Pearl Jam Twenty (Cameron Crowe, USA)
Rampart (Oren Moverman, USA)
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Lasse Hallstrom, UK)
Shame (Steve McQueen, UK) CANNOT WAIT.
A Simple Life (Ann Hui, HK/China)
The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)
Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols, USA) [Good buzz]
Ten Year (Jamie Linden, USA)
Trishna (Michael Winterbottom, UK)
Twixt (Francis Ford Coppola, USA) Seriously - what the hell is this?!?
Tyrannosaur (Paddy Considine, UK) Good buzz.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, UK) Mixed buzz.
Where Do We Go Now? (Nadine Labaki, France/Lebanon/Italy/Egypt)
Woman in the Fifth (Pawel Pawlikowski, France/Poland/United Kingdom)

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