TIFF08: My Thoughts on The Wrestler, Adam Ressurected, and Eden Log

The final day of the film festival was entirely spent by me going to films and today definitely featured an interesting selection. First up is The Wrestler. I am a big of professional wrestling and I was looking forward to seeing this film. Before seeing the film I thought this film seemed like “Rocky with […]

TIFF08: 2008 Volunteering Ends with a Bang (and Pontypool)

When you volunteer at the Toronto Film Festival, how your day turns out depends on where you assigned by the volunteer captain. I already spoke about how I thought Sunday was an off day for me. In contrast, I am considering today to be my most rewarding volunteer shift in the three years I have […]

TIFF08: My Thoughts on Good and Fifty Dead Men Walking

Most of the films I’ve seen at the festival were pretty light-hearted affairs. However, the films I saw last night and this morning were, in contrast, quite serious. Good is a story about a German university professor (Viggo Mortensen), who joins the Nazi party and slowly moves from being a “good” guy to being totally […]

TIFF08: My Thoughts on Flash of Genius and Sounds Like Teen Spirit…a popumentary

Two screenings sandwiched my third volunteer shift (which was my busiest) and they were both decent offerings. First, in the morning, I saw the Greg Kinnear film Flash of Genius, which is about the inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper, who sues Ford after they use his design without his knowledge. It was touching movie. […]

TIFF08: My Thoughts on Real Time

I saw my first film of the Film Festival today with the Canadian film Real Time, a darkly comic film about a hitman (Randy Quaid) giving a gambler with huge debts (Jay Baruchel) an hour to make peace before killing him. As the title suggests, the film was shown in real time and the film […]

My Thoughts on Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

I find it quite a coincidence that I received an advance screening pass for this film today, while it is going to be shown at the Toronto Film Festival tomorrow. I found I quite liked this film. All the events take place over an entire night, so it can be compared to films like Dazed […]

Classic Thoughts: The X-Files: Fight the Future

It has been nearly exactly one month since the second X-Files film came out. I commented in my thoughts how I was anxious to rewatch the first film, but I had trouble finding a copy. I finally found a copy of the film a few weeks ago and I fulfilled my wish of watching it […]

Indie Thoughts: Hamlet 2

In the end, Hamlet 2 will probably be most well known for featuring a song entitled “Rock Me Sexy Jesus.” That musical number, which happens late in the film, is probably the high point of this film, which only features a so-so story about a drama teacher trying to get his controversial play shown. A […]

Classic Thoughts: Ghost World

I recently revisited this film, which I enjoyed when in came out back in 2001. Based on a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, this film deals with two girls (played by Thora Birch and a pre-fame Scarlett Johansson) as they deal with life after graduating from High School. The film also features a memorable supporting […]

My Thoughts on Tropic Thunder

Who would have thought that in the end it would be Simple Jack that generated controversy? In a film that features Robert Downey Jr. playing an Australian actor, who darkens his skin to play an African American sergeant, the biggest complaint about this film involves a subplot, where Ben Stiller’s character plays a mentally disabled […]