Hello Loyal TIFF Followers, Unfortunately, MostMetro has been experiencing quite a bit of trouble with their website...and that's why you haven't heard from me for a couple days. They're working hard to iron out all the kinks, and I appreciate you coming back for more (some of you with multiple attempts). My first film on Thursday was John Butler's HANDSOME DEVIL. Though a little light, there's certainly an audience for this crowd-pleasing film about an outcast with bright red hair at a boarding school in Ireland. The unlikely friendship he strikes up with his handsome roommate has … [Read more...] about TIFF 2016 – Day #8
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Hello. Thanks for coming back! STILL ALICE was my first film today. Based on a famous novel, this is the story of a linguistics professor who is dealing with early onset Alzheimer's. We learn in the film that diagnosis can come late in highly educated people - as they learn to have tricks to help retain their memory. Julianne Moore plays the lead in this film, and she's terrific. This is a sad story due to the fact that we're watching the terrible effects of a hideous disease…but Moore brings such humanity to the role that you can't let go. There's no … [Read more...] about TIFF 2014 – Day #6
Hello Everyone. Jonathan from THE NEON here. After a rather hideous day of travel (including an unexpected, long stop in Chicago due to passport issues (my own fault)), I finally made it to Toronto. As of right now, I'm about a 1/2 day behind. It's 7:30am, and I'm usually in line for tickets. That said, I don't yet have my credentials (which is why I wanted to arrive yesterday afternoon)…so I have to wait for a different office to open at 9am (I'm first in line - as I'm determined to get back on track as soon as possible). Having only briefly looked at the catalog on-line, I still … [Read more...] about TIFF (The Toronto International Film Festival) Starts Today!