My first cut of picks for the film festival

I just went through the festival guide and marked all the films I found interesting. I narrowed it down to 82. Nellie is reviewing my list now, whittling out the ones she doesn’t want, but she’s not being very brutal about it and we’re probably going to end up with about 70. Figure maybe 10-15 more get eliminated because of scheduling problems and…well, we’re gonna have some touch decision on our hands. We can only see 13 or 14, so somethin’s gotta give.

Anyway, here’s the first cut. I can’t be bothered linking them to the official schedule.

  1. 2:37
  2. 10 Items or Less
  3. 7 Ans
  4. A Few Days Later…
  5. A Good Year
  6. A Stone’s Throw
  7. Abeni
  8. After the Wedding
  9. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
  10. All The King’s Men
  11. Amazing Grace
  12. As the Shadow
  13. Away From Her
  14. Babel
  15. Bamako
  16. Black Book
  17. Blindsight
  18. Bobby
  19. Book of Revelation, The
  20. Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  21. Bothersome Man, The
  22. Breaking and Entering
  23. Cages
  24. Candy
  25. Cashback
  26. Catch a Fire
  27. Chacun sa nuit
  28. Cheech
  29. Chronicle of an Escape
  30. Citizen Duane
  31. Copying Beethoven
  32. D.O.A.P.
  33. Day Night Day Night
  34. Deliver Us From Evil
  35. Diggers
  36. Dixie Chicks – Shut Up and Sing
  37. Dog Problem, The
  38. EMPz 4 Life
  39. Fay Grim
  40. Fido
  41. For Your Consideration
  42. Fountain, The
  43. Four Minutes
  44. Griffin & Phoenix
  45. Half Life of Timofey Berezin, The
  46. Hottest State, The
  47. Island, The
  48. Jindabyne
  49. Journals of Knud Rasmussen, The
  50. Kurt Cobain About A Son
  51. Lake of Fire
  52. Last King of Scotland, The
  53. Last Kiss, The
  54. Last Winter, The
  55. Little Children
  56. London to Brighton
  57. Love and Other Disasters
  58. Macbeth
  59. Namesake, The
  60. Out Of The Blue
  61. Outsourced
  62. Penelope
  63. Pleasure of Your Company, The
  64. Quelques jours en Septembre
  65. Requiem
  66. Rescue Dawn
  67. Retrieval
  68. Seraphim Falls
  69. Severance
  70. Shame
  71. Shortbus
  72. Snow Cake
  73. Stranger than Fiction
  74. Thicker than Water
  75. This is England
  76. U.S. vs. John Lennon, The
  77. Un Crime
  78. Un Dimanche à Kigali
  79. Wake, The
  80. When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts
  81. Wind That Shakes the Barley, The
  82. Zidane: Un Portrait du XXIe Siècle

[tags]toronto international film festival, TIFF[/tags]

0 responses to “My first cut of picks for the film festival

  1. Did you see Severance?

    We went through our picks last night. Like so many other good movies, The Last King Of Scotland might not make the cut. If you’re warning us off of Severance (which, being described as “The Office meets Deliverance” looks very promising) then perhaps we’ll reconsider.

  2. I have not seen it, but it’s out here. The first review I saw was very poor, but subsequent ones have been better, so maybe I’m being unfair.

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