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Eastern Promises wins People’s Choice

Posted on September 18th, 2007


PRIZE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRITICS (FIPRESCI PRIZE) The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) is awarded to Rodrigo Pla’s LA ZONA. This prize is annually bestowed upon a feature film directed by an emerging filmmaker, and making its world premiere at the Festival. The Festival welcomed an international FIPRESCI jury for the 16th consecutive […]

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Posted on September 11th, 2007


The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (dir. Andrew Dominik): Seeing No Country For Old Men early in the day – and admiring the way that it kept moving forward with nary a wasted shot or scene – may have fed some of my occasional impatience with Jesse James, which is languorous […]

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Juno

Posted on September 11th, 2007


Saturday night marked my first film of the 2007 TIFF, the world premiere of the offbeat dramedy Juno from director Jason Reitman. Playing to a packed crowd at the Ryerson theater, I knew it was going to be one of those nights when I found myself walking in alongside Jason’s dad (and Hollywood heavy) Ivan […]

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My Kid Could Paint That

Posted on September 11th, 2007


Movie Of The Day: My Kid Could Paint That (dir. Amir Bar-Lev)A non-critic friend of mine once gave me a good standard for judging documentaries: If reading a description of the movie tells you just as much as watching it will, then maybe it’s not a very good documentary. For about the first 30 minutes, […]

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The Orphanage; Lust, Caution

Posted on September 11th, 2007


The Orphanage (dir. J.A. Bayona): Bayona and screenwriter Sergio Sanchez deliver a legitimately chilling ghost story, set in a beachfront Spanish mansion that was once an orphanage – and that a young couple and their imaginative adopted son are looking to turn into a boarding school. The Orphanage sags a little at times, mainly because […]

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