As always, the Toronto International Film Festival ends abruptly. One minute you’re racing from one theatre to the next, trying to squeeze in as many screenings as you can, and the next moment, just like that… it’s over. Before we collectively hibernate for the next 365 days (or something), let’s sit back and reflect on our time at TIFF. Here are five more reviews of films from the festival’s final three days.
The rhythms of TIFF by Friday, and the final weekend, are different. Most of the “stars” are gone, King Street is open, and while the films are still being shown day and night, the buzz has quieted down. There are still special presentations and galas, but much of the media has departed and most “normal” people are ready to get back to their everyday lives. But here are more reviews anyway.
As has become Same Page tradition, we’ve made it through the first weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival (and feel dead). That can only mean one thing: our first batch of reviews! Here we go now with thoughts on Toni Erdmann, The Bleeder, and more.
Have you made your picks for the 2016’s Toronto International Film Festival yet? I hope so. As per usual, there are hundreds of wondrous options available, more movies than we could ever reasonably hope to quantify. Is it too much? No, I say — it’s part of the fun. Now, let’s get to the picks.
One month and over 30,000,000 downloads since its July 6 release, there’s little left to say about Pokémon Go. The basic premise has been covered exhaustively (wander your city looking for all available Pokémon, compete against other trainers at area gyms); stories of players finding dead bodies or being lured into armed robberies have already passed into urban legend. In the two weeks following its official Canadian rollout (though enterprising players found ways to skirt regional restrictions long before), the sheer volume of players to be found on Toronto’s streets boggled the mind. If you passed someone with their phone out while walking, it was all but a given they were playing this game.
It may surprise you to learn the City of Toronto actually employs an intricate, multi-stage development review process for new building applications. This is your municipal government in action.
By: Daniel Reynolds It takes a surplus of vision, energy and–let’s just say it–money to make a film. One can assume this holds true even more so for making a […]
By: Tom Woodhall Your father, a minor Duke in the Prussian Kingdom, thinks you should go off and join the Army. “Be a cavalry officer,” he says, knowing that because you’re the […]
By: Scott Alic Seriously, do you even like Hollywood films anymore? Fine, the new Star Wars trailer doesn’t reek quite so hard of brand synergy, and Marvel’s game has been […]
By: Chris Dagonas Mike Ehrmantraut famously said in a parable to Walter White, “No more half measures.” Sure, he was talking about the murder of White’s partner (and stand-in son) Jesse […]