Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Toronto International Film Fest 2009

I love film, and I love TIFF.
so far I have seen 10 films this year.

Here they are in no particular order:
1. Precious
Unbelievable story. Emotionally violent. Incredibly moving. Thumbs up.

2. The Road
Kind of like the Blindness. Very post apocalyptic. Hard to watch at some moments. Gorgeously shot, masterful cadence.

3. Capitalism: A love Story
I am done with Michael Moore documentaries. Same formula. Interesting, but barely.

4. Bright Star
Period piece. I felt like I had damn socks the whole time.

5. Machotaildrop
Skateboard cult movie meets Lord of the Rings. I walked out half way through and didn't look back.

6. The last days of Emma Black
Dark comedy. Interesting character development. Dutch film.

7. Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags
Documentary about textile industry, primarily focused on NYC. Good story, I benefited from seeing Capitalism earlier in the day... alot of similarities.\

8. Turtle: The incredible Journey
I thought I would leave halfway through, but stuck with it. Gorgeously shot doc about Sea Turtles. I love Nature.

9. The Damned United
Football fans unite in history of the a beloved coach... nice film. well acted. Thanks Bell for the tickets.

10: Coco Channel and Ivan Stravinsky
okay.... haven't see it yet, but I will see it on Saturday.

11: The House of Branching Love
Very quirky loveable story of jealous. A finnish Film.

What I want to see:
1. Good Hair
A documentary, narrated by Chris Rock about African American hair rituals, beliefs.

2. White Stripes under great northern lights.
Jack and Meg White's 2007 Canadian tour, documented. Amazing!!! must see.

And every other film.....

1 comment:

Aron Ranen said...

Please take a moment to check out my documentary film BLACK HAIR

It is free at youtube. 6 parts including an update from London, England.

It explores the Korean Take-over of the Black Beauty Supply and Hair biz..

The current situation makes it hard to believe that Madame C.J. Walker once ran the whole thing.

I am not a hater, I am a motivator.

Plus I am a White guy who stumbled upon this, and felt it was so wrong I had to make a film about it.

self-funded film, made from the heart.

Can it be taken back?