TIFF10: Preliminary Film Thoughts

It is the time of the year when the line-up of films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival slowly gets revealed.  There have been film announcements for the last couple of weeks now and I thought I would give my opinions on some that stick out.

Buried – Rodrigo Cortés, Spain/USA
This is a film that I have already been anticipating to see and I am glad that it will be playing at the film festival.

Black Swan – Darren Aronofsky, USA
The Wrestler ended up being my favourite film when it showed at the festival two years ago and Aronofsky’s ballet-based follow-up looks intriguing.

Easy A – Will Gluck, USA
This Emma Stone-staring comedy looks like it could be this Juno or Whip It.

Jack Goes Boating – Philip Seymour Hoffman, USA
This film intrigues me because it is Hoffman’s directorial debut.

Score: A Hockey Musical – Michael McGowan, Canada
Nothing get more Canadian than this film.

Tabloid – Errol Morris, USA
I recently became a fan of Morris’ “non fiction” films, so I will definitely be interested in checking out his latest.

The Town – Ben Affleck, USA
Affleck’s last film as a directed caused a bit of a still, so I would be interested to see how this film turns out.

That’s all that strikes my fancy at the moment.  I’ll give my opinion on further films as they are announced.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).