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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Detroit Design Festival 2012

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The 2012 Toronto Film Festival: Day Five

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Attending a film festival as a critic, journalist, or member of the industry can be a bit like swimming in a fishbowl. Over the course of the fest you start seeing familiar faces at various screenings and events and, inevitably, engage in conversation. (Wayward coughing can also bring on suspicions...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The 2012 Toronto Film Festival: Day Three and Four

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 5:32 PM

DAY THREE I've got miles to go and my energy is already lagging. I decided to keep the day light in order to ready myself for tomorrow's marathon screening of six films (and an interview). I really wanted to start the day with the 8AM showing of The Place Beyond...

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Monday, September 17, 2012

TIFF '12 Diary: Day 7

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM

The latter half of Tiff gets a bit sparser in terms of high profile stuff and major premieres, so this is where its fun to try and exit your comfort zone and start seeing stuff that just kind of interests you and might not otherwise be on your radar. Unfortunately...

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

2012 TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL: Day Two

Posted By on Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 11:24 PM

              Last year my second favorite film of the festival was TAKE THIS WALTZ by actor-turned-director Sarah Polley (you can read my review here). I was excited to kick off Day Two this year with Polley's documentary STORIES WE TELL, which not only...

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TIFF '12 Diary: Day 6

Posted By on Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 4:56 PM

With 5 days down and 5 days to go after this one, it's hump day at Tiff, so how appropriate that all of the films on my schedule star women. Most of the major premieres have happened at this point, but that doesn't mean there isn't still a lot of...

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

TIFF '12 Diary: Day 5

Posted By on Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Okay, time to try speed-blogging. I saw four films today: one was very good, one wasn’t very good, I fell asleep in one, and one was one of the most powerful films I’ve ever seen. Let’s do this. Thanks For Sharing When tackling the subject of sex addiction, it seems...

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Friday, September 14, 2012

TIFF '12 Diary: Days 3 & 4

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 1:31 AM

It happened. Every ounce of luck/karma/goodwill I used up yesterday in getting tickets to five major premieres came back to haunt me. This morning, I went to the box office at 7:00am armed with a list of 4 first choices, 4 second choices, and 4 third choices, figuring that one...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

2012 Toronto Film Festival - DAY ONE.Part 2

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM

It's no secret that I'm a fan of Martin McDonagh's work. I love his dark, twisted comedies, particularly his Inishman plays. His short "Six Shooter" well deserved it's Oscar and "In Bruges" is wickedly funny yet poignantly tragic. Ralph Fiennes' performance aside, I have tremendous respect for what McDonagh pulled...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

TIFF '12 Diary: Day 2

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Due to a ticket snafu last week involving my bank falsely assuming my debit card had been stolen, I actually had no tickets in hand for any of day 2 & 3 of Tiff—only the two biggest days of the fest when most of the major films host their premieres....

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