Cinema Paradiso

Under Herzog's direction, [Nicolas] Cage delivers another in his roster of off-the-chain performances, bursting with non sequiturs bound to become notable cult film quotations, including "What are these fucking iguanas doing on my coffee table?" and "Shoot him again – his soul is still dancing." [source]

TIFF trends this year: female bildungsromans and Willem Dafoe.


My proposed TIFF itinerary this year is comically avaricious:

Friday September 11
PERRIER'S BOUNTY (88) 05:45PM RYERSON
THE TROTSKY (113) 09:00PM RYERSON
DAYBREAKERS (98) 11:59PM RYERSON

Saturday September 12
THE WHITE RIBBON (145) 05:15PM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 1
ENTER THE VOID (155) 10:00PM AMC 6

Sunday September 13
THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS (93) 11:30AM RYERSON
VALHALLA RISING (90) 02:30PM RYERSON
THE ROAD (119) 05:30PM RYERSON
PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL "PUSH" BY SAPPHIRE (109) 09:30PM ROY THOMSON HALL

Monday September 14
A SERIOUS MAN (105) 09:00AM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 1
HARRY BROWN (97) 02:30PM VISA SCREENING ROOM (ELGIN)
CASTAWAY ON THE MOON (116) 05:00PM AMC 3
LEBANON (94) 08:15PM AMC 3

Tuesday September 15
A PROPHET (149) 02:45PM AMC 3
YOUTH IN REVOLT (90) 08:30PM WINTER GARDEN THEATRE
[REC] 2 (85) 11:59PM RYERSON

Wednesday September 16
THE INVENTION OF LYING (99) 11:00AM VISA SCREENING ROOM (ELGIN)
LIFE DURING WARTIME (96) 03:00PM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 1
THE APE (81) 06:15PM AMC 3
KAMUI (120) 09:15PM VARSITY 8

Thursday September 17
AJAMI (120) 09:15AM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 3
MICMACS (105) 12:00PM RYERSON
VENGEANCE (108) 03:30PM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 3
THE LOVED ONES (84) 06:30PM VARSITY 4

Friday September 18
BUNNY AND THE BULL (95) 11:45AM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 3
LEAVES OF GRASS (105) 05:45PM AMC 6

Saturday September 19
DOGTOOTH (96) 09:45AM VARSITY 3
THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS (122) 02:30PM VISA SCREENING ROOM (ELGIN)
MOTHER (129) 06:15PM ISABEL BADER THEATRE

Ticket packages are processed via a lottery system. I've been lucky the past two years but have a bad feeling that my luck will run out this year.

We shall see…

1 Comment

  1. Tushar 30 Aug 09 at 20:12

    That's what you said the year before…and the year before.

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