Category: Film Festivals

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

TIFF 2013: The Round-Up

For me, the star of this year’s TIFF wasn’t a director or performer but instead the brilliant programmer AndrĂ©a Picard.

TIFF 2012

I caught about 30 films at TIFF, and will be writing a piece on the festival for the next issue


My first visit to Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna turned to be a total film festival experience, more so than

TIFF 2011: The Round-Up

Best-of-Fest: This is not a Film (Mojtaba Mirtahmasb & Jafar Panahi, Iran) Three Big Personal Favorites: The Kid with a

TIFF 2010: The Round-Up

Best-Of-Fest: Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, USA) Big Favorites: The Four Times (Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy) Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His