Tuesday, September 11, 2007

My Toronto grades

All films 2007 unless otherwise noted. Click on dates for commentary on Screengrab as it's posted.

Thursday, 9/6:
Fados (Carlos Saura) - 7
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi and Vincente Parranoud) - 5
The Mother of Tears (Dario Argento) - 6

Friday, 9/7:
Ne Touchez Pas le Hache (Jacques Rivette) - 9
Pink (2006, Alexander Voulgaris) - 3
Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge (Hou Hsiao-hsien) - 7
The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin) - 6
The Orphanage (Juan Antonio Bayona) - 6

Saturday, 9/8:
Les Amours d'Astrée et de Céladon (Eric Rohmer) - 8 (click for full review)
The Man From London (Béla Tarr) - 6
Useless (Jia Zhang-ke) - 5
Europa 2005- 27 octobre (2006, Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet) [short] - recommended
Capitalism:Slavery (Ken Jacobs) [short] - recommended
Profit motive and the whispering wind (John Gianvito) - 8
George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead - 6

Sunday, 9/9:
Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong) - 7
Les Chansons d'Amour (Christophe Honoré) - 4
Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas) - 9 (click for Movie Moment piece)

Monday, 9/10:

Sad Vacation (Shinji Aoyama) - 3
Redacted (Brian DePalma) - 7
Atonement (Joe Wright) - 6
Stuck (Stuart Gordon) - 8

Wow, Toronto was frickin' amazing. I seriously think it's the best vacation I've ever taken. I've been some awesome places in my life, but whereas I usually had to adhere to someone else's schedule on those trips, this was a vacation just for me. Also, nice to meet (deep breath) Ryan, Victor, Missy, Jason, baaab, Charles, Froilan, Josh, Jim, Scott, Mike, Dan, Ken, Girish, plus my old pal Lee and my moviegoing buds Steve and Kevin. Wish I could've met up with Theo, Michael and Noel at some point- maybe next year?


Jason_alley2 said...

Again: jealous, jealous, jealous!

I gotta go to a festival one of these days. Just to see movies like this BEFORE getting my opinion shaped by other peoples' thoughts on them.

girish said...

Hey, Paul--It was nice to meet, and I'm glad you had a great time. You'll have to do it again next year.

Steve said...

It was pretty cool, wasn't it? Don't know if I'll ever get to go again (definitely not to the extent that I did anyway), but the experience was worth it. Thanks for being my Movie Buddy (TM)... it helped having someone to jaw at and get jawed at by... :-)