Toronto International Film Festival 2005


Pretty Terrific:

Good & Solid:

Others — some interesting, some disappointing:

pic: The Quiet (Jamie Babbit).

Comments (14):

  1. Brian Darr

    September 19, 2005 at 2:28 am

    Sounds great, girish! I’m looking forward to the write-ups!

  2. Anonymous

    September 19, 2005 at 4:06 pm

    Glad to hear you made it home safe. I walked in the door just past midnight and spent an hour or so doing laundry.

    So sleepy.

  3. Mike Slagor

    September 19, 2005 at 4:26 pm

    Those are a lot of films…I love it.

  4. Anonymous

    September 19, 2005 at 5:06 pm

    Glad to hear you had a great trip. Can’t wait to hear more about some of those films!

  5. girish

    September 19, 2005 at 6:23 pm

    Yes, I’ll begin posting on the movies soon, while they’re still clattering around in my head.

    Michael, I really enjoyed your “desert island discs” post.

  6. NancyRae

    September 19, 2005 at 7:13 pm

    Welcome back Girish. Looking forward to reading more.

  7. HarryTuttle

    September 20, 2005 at 12:32 am

    I like this drawing with eyes and reels!
    Looking forward to your thoughts on this festival.

  8. Anonymous

    September 20, 2005 at 2:07 pm

    Heheh, bloodshot eyes!

  9. Anonymous

    September 20, 2005 at 5:20 pm

    Interesting list. It looks like you chose films as I have in past festivals, basing it on those that that likely would not get commercial runs, Cronenberg excepted. Some rain and wind here at Miami Beach, but Rita’s biggest effect on my life will probably be the temporary disruption of mail and my Netflix queue.

  10. Anonymous

    September 20, 2005 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks, Girish. I really enjoyed writing that post. (Now, I should do one for films as well.)

  11. Anonymous

    September 21, 2005 at 5:24 am

    Even the bad films on that list sound good. I’m especially interested in hearing about The Quiet, since it was the first production from the University of Texas’ new production shingle; I’d heard some bad buzz about it from people who’d worked on it.

  12. girish

    September 21, 2005 at 11:19 am

    David, The Quiet turned out to be one of the surprises of the fest. It’s a superb and moody little teen film. I’ll definitely post about it in the next few days. (The director and screenwriters talked about their experience shooting it at U/Texas).

  13. Anonymous

    October 13, 2005 at 2:42 pm

    I am moving to Toronto next month and I am excited. Hope to see you guys at next year’s TIFF (I am a South Indian too. So girish, we gotta meet).
    BTW, Did anyone check out Rowan Wood’s “Little Fish”? I am a huge fan of Cate Blanchett and just want to know if the movie is any good.

  14. Paul Irish

    October 14, 2005 at 4:17 am

    Nice roundup.
    Now I just gotta acquire all those.
    Where is the Criteron collection when you need it!?

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