Monday, September 14, 2009

TIFF 2009 Home

I've taken notes on all screenings so far. Reviews probably won't appear until after the festival, since I'm juggling work, school and the films themselves, but at least the note-taking is a step forward. :)

Thursday, September 10th
An Education (Lone Scherfig) C
Antichrist (Lars von Trier) B+

Friday, September 11th
Eyes Wide Open (Haim Tabakman) B
Face (Tsai Ming-liang) C+
Hotel Atlantico (Suzana Amaral) w/o [first 45 min: C-]
City of Life and Death (Chuan Lu) B

Saturday, September 12th
Ahead of Time (Robert Richman) B-
Women Without Men (Shirin Neshat) C
The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke) A-
The Window (Buddhadev Dasgupta) B

Sunday, September 13th
Cleanflix (Andrew James, Joshua Ligairi) C+
A Shine of Rainbows (Vic Sarin) B-
Carmel (Amos Gitai) C

Tuesday, September 14th
The Day Will Come (Susanne Schneider) C
White Material (Claire Denis) B+
J'ai tue ma mere (Xavier Dolan) C

Wednesday, September 15th
Leslie, My Name is Evil (Reginald Harkema) C
Like You Know It All (Sang-soo Hong) C
Heiran (Shalizeh Arefpoor) B

Thursday, September 16th
The Damned United (Tom Hooper) B-
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (Rebecca Miller) B-
A Brand New Life (Ounie Lecomte) B-
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (Werner Herzog) C-
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (Don Roos) C+

Friday, September 17th
I am Love (Luca Guadagnino) A-
To Die Like a Man (Joao Pedro Rodrigues) C
Glorious 39 (Stephen Poliakoff) D+

Saturday, September 18th
Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu) B-
Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin) B-


Anonymous said...

Looking forward to your reaction of the latest from Denis!

If you see "My Son, My Son," watch for me! I'd be in the scene where "The Oresteia" is being performed, several people to the left of Michael Shannon.

Hope you're enjoying the festival! I so badly wish I was there...


Daman said...

So you weren't a fan of Hotel Atlantico. I haven't seen it myself but I know my film prof from last year enjoyed it. I'll be waiting for your notes!
Too bad we don't have any screenings together. Navi also wanted to see at least one film with you.

Cal said...

So jealous you've seen The White Ribbon. I Am Love is insane.

Enjoy :-P

Nick M. said...

"J'ai tue ma mere (Xavier Dolan): C"

Hm, how very curious--and disappointing. Nonetheless, I'm ecstatic to see that you are keeping us informed of your TIFF journeys. I'll be seeing Antichrist (complete with Lars von Trier press conference via satellite!), The White Ribbon, White Material and Police, Adjective at the NYFF over the next week or so.

So, An Education sucks? I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.

NicksFlickPicks said...

I want to hear more about that grade for An Education, too, though it works perfectly for me that you haven't posted it before I get a chance to see the movie. Curious about your response to Police, Adjective, too, which I'm seeing on Tuesday. And about Eyes Wide Open, which I'm worried I'm going to have to miss...

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