Wednesday, December 19, 2007

You. Yeah, you. You're breaking Matt Dentler's heart.

The SxSW programmer blogs on his experience wading through screeners as the festival draws near.

I always say, and it's true, the films that pain me the most are not the really bad ones but the ones that were so close to being good and missed the mark.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Toronto IFF announces "Canada's Top Ten"

One of the ways that TIFF seeks to distinguish itself from other major North American festivals is by dedicating a portion of its festival to focus on Canadian film. Of course there are now dozens of festivals in Canada that purport to do the same thing, but as a top tier fest Toronto naturally commands attention that the others do not. This week TIFF announced its top ten list of Canadian films made this year.

A quick scan through the titles reveals new work from Ellen Page (Juno, Hard Candy) in The Tracey Fragments and what sounds like some amazing short work in Terminus and Farmer's Requiem. Of course some attention will be paid to David Cronenberg's new thriller Eastern Promises with Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts.

Canada's Top Ten will exhibit in Toronto for a series of nights beginning January 25th.