Category: Film Festivals

TIFF 2016: “Toni Erdmann” and “Aquarius”

Cinephile culture tends to be suspicious of bigness. For example: big budgets; or an endlessly extending series franchise; or an

TIFF 2016: A Round-Up

Here’s a run-down of the notable films I caught in Toronto. I’ll be writing about some of these in the

TIFF 2015: Jerzy Skolimowski; Tsai Ming-liang

I’ve long heard good things about Jerzy Skolimowski; particularly esteemed are the four features he made in the 1960s, including

TIFF 2015: Films and their Paratext

Two films at TIFF, both by filmmakers who exhibit their work in museums and galleries, raised for me some interesting

TIFF 2015: The Round-Up

I’m back from TIFF (the Toronto International Film Festival), where I caught about 35 films. Average film quality was high

TIFF 2014, part 3: Short Takes

To conclude my TIFF coverage: some impressions and ideas sparked by ten films … National Gallery (Frederick Wiseman, France/USA). One

TIFF 2014, part 2: Loznitsa, Alonso

Maidan (Sergei Loznitsa). If the interaction of aesthetics and politics is a key theme that runs through the history of

TIFF 2014, part 1: Dardennes, Hausner

Some thoughts on a couple of films I caught in Toronto … Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne,

TIFF 2014: The Round-Up

I returned from Toronto last night, and will put up a couple of posts later in the week on some

Savannah Film Festival + Links

Last month, cinema scholar Caryl Flinn and I spent a few days at the Savannah Film Festival as guests of