Posts tagged with "TIFF12"

TIFF 2012 Review: Men at Lunch

Posted by Brandy Dean September 15, 2012 0 Comment 1537 views

You know that photo of New York City iron workers eating lunch on a steel girder hundreds of feet above the sidewalks of Mahattan? You definitely know this photos because as the new documentary Men at Lunch from Seán Ó Cualáin informs us, this photo is the most requested one from the Corbis library. It’s adorns posters, […]

TIFF 2012 Review: Passion

Posted by Brandy Dean September 15, 2012 0 Comment 892 views

As I was leaving the theatre after seeing Brian De Palma’s Passion I overheard two women discussing the film. One said to the other, “He was trying too hard.” Yes he was. He always does. Personally, it’s a thing I love about De Palma. I’ve been led to believe it’s a quality others hate about […]

TIFF 2012 Review: The We and the I

Posted by Brandy Dean September 14, 2012 0 Comment 581 views

How I long for the Michel Gondry of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep. That Gondry was inventive, weird, and wildly endearing. That Gondry was the reason I signed up for The We and the I. But that Gondry wasn’t really in evidence in this movie, It wasn’t bad at just, […]

Interview with Pablo Berger, Director of Blancanieves

Posted by Brandy Dean September 13, 2012 0 Comment 3994 views

For the second year in a row, a black and white silent film is generating buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival. Blancanieves, the second feature film from Spanish director Pablo Berger, has audiences lining up to see the film twice. On Tuesday morning, Berger learned that the film has been shortlisted to represent Spain in this […]

TIFF 2012 Review: Blancanieves

Posted by Brandy Dean September 11, 2012 1 Comment 2181 views

I saw Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves and it left me speechless. I’m apparently not the only one blown away by this movie. Just this morning Blancanieves was shortlisted to represent Spain at the next Oscars. Roger Ebert has already suggested the movie might just be a contender for the TIFF’s coveted Blackberry People’s Choice award. After seeing […]

TIFF 2012 Review: The Central Park Five

Posted by Brandy Dean September 10, 2012 1 Comment 903 views

Look, I knew going into The Central Park Five there was a high probability that I was going to get Burnsed. But I thought, hey this was directed by Sarah Burns not Ken Burns and if ever the was rich doc fodder it was the tragedy of the Central Park Jogger, the figurative public hanging […]

TIFF 2012 Review: Short Cuts Canada: Programme #1

Posted by Brandy Dean September 9, 2012 1 Comment 1121 views

The best film I say at TIFF 2011 – hell the best film I saw in all of 2011 -  was a short film titled Le Trotteur. And I love short films. I think of them as a director’s playground. Freed from the budget constraints and pressures of a feature film, shorts can sometimes just […]

TIFF 2012 Review: Yellow

Posted by Brandy Dean September 9, 2012 0 Comment 1561 views

The TIFF 2012 premiere of Nick Cassavetes‘ Yellow was packed to the rafters on Friday night. Pretty Clever Film Gal had to sit in the second row, in front of a screen so large I had to turn my head from left to right to watch a character walk across a room. Was it worth […]

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