Sunday, September 9, 2012

TIFF brings out two films you can easily like... and one that you could (with difficulty,) love.

... I would like to know the context....
TIFF (That's Toronto International Film Festival) is underway, and has brought showings of The Master, which is getting love. Speaking of love...

-Amour is showing off to be more than a one-trick pony (Cannes). The frontrunner for Best Foreign film, shutting out Rust and Bone. But...
-Rust and Bone is a lock for Best Actress (Marion Cotillard). Her love in the Academy is only getting bigger, and her appearances in The Dark Knight Rises and Inception is helping.

Cloud Atlas premiered yesterday, and is seemingly as divisive as I guess, Dark City and The Tree of Life. Some critics call it bold and vivid, with amazing stories, while others say the opposite.

Probably the biggest surprise at TIFF was Silver Linings Playbook, with Bradley Cooper and J.Law (see what I did there? No?). Directed by the difficult David O'Russell, critics are calling it 'a true crowd-pleaser'. Weinstein's got a lot on his plate, and it's looking like Django Unchained might be the runt in the roster.

Argo screened again, and it's another crowd pleaser. Ben Affleck is no actor-director like Orson Welles, but the only thing I read in reviews is that "he's a master storyteller". Cannot wait for Argo.

That's the scoop... wait for gathered opinions on The Impossible sometime in the next month.

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