Toronto and New York film festivals of 2019

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The reviews have been....less than kind.

People lined up ~12hrs early to rush Jojo Rabbit, dear lord.

Simon H., Monday, 9 September 2019 03:20 (two months ago) link

I saw "Atlantique"! It was good. It was reminiscent of Haruki Murakami novels, a lot of frayed plot ends going in all directions, jarring magical realist touches being introduced without any preamble or foreshadowing, but the performances and the depiction of Dakar were both A+

Didn't stay for the Q&A because my movie buddy had another film to which he zipped

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 9 September 2019 22:25 (two months ago) link

looking forward to seeing it!

Dan S, Monday, 9 September 2019 22:30 (two months ago) link

I liked the similarly titled Ukranian movie Atlantis, which features a real-time sequence of a guy filling a detached crane bucket with water using a hose, lighting a fire underneath it, stripping down, and taking a bath in it. Cinema!

Simon H., Tuesday, 10 September 2019 04:12 (two months ago) link

And Martin Eden hit me so hard I'm pretty sure I never want to discuss it with anyone.

Simon H., Friday, 13 September 2019 01:30 (two months ago) link

That's one of the films I'm looking forward to the most. 'Lost & Beautiful' was so great.

Frederik B, Friday, 13 September 2019 06:24 (two months ago) link

I think ppl will have mixed reactions - and already have, critically, esp wrt the third act - but I found its take on how social and political forces can corrupt and distort every aspect of life almost unbearably affecting. Not to mention how gorgeous it is.

Simon H., Friday, 13 September 2019 06:40 (two months ago) link

Has it always been $40 a ticket on the NYFF closing night? That’s crazy.

AlanSmithee, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 11:55 (one month ago) link

It has not. (nor has opening night been $85)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 14:52 (one month ago) link

not a snore was heard in the house.

lol I fell asleep during the last quarter (thankfully not a snorer) of Vitalina Varela when I saw it. Woke up to the loud scraping of a metal cart being dragged along by the guy who randomly tells her that his wife died in the most offhand manner. That and seeing Costa mumble and fumble in the post-film talk with claptrap like "the people in my film who you call characters" cemented my disregard for him.

rawr, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 15:07 (one month ago) link


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