People who don’t know that the last book of the Bible is Revelation not “Revelations” should not be allowed to discuss it.
Archive for September 12th, 2008
For the most part, my writing in Toronto was focused into “dispatches” containing mini-reviews of two or three films. Here’s a handy list o’ links to them, with the pertinent titles indicated.
Dispatch #1 (“Burn After Reading,” “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” “The Brothers Bloom”).
Dispatch #2 (“JCVD,” “Il Divo”).
Dispatch #3 (“Rachel Getting Married,” “Genova,” “The Burning Plain”).
Dispatch #4 (“The Wrestler,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Zack and Miri Make a Porno”).
Dispatch #5 (“Pride and Glory,” “What Doesn’t Kill You,” “Religulous”).
Dispatch #6 (“The Burrowers,” “Synecdoche, New York,” “Miracle at St. Anna”).
(More to come for Cinematical, too. Will update.) (Nope, that’s it.)
Finally, if you’re curious, here’s a list of everything I saw at the Toronto International Film Festival, in order. The links do NOT go to my reviews (which for the most part I haven’t written yet), but to the films’ pages at IMDB. I’ve also indicated what my grade will probably be for each movie, though you must bear in mind that letter grades are an inexact science and sometimes change between seeing the movie and writing the review.
I’m back from Toronto and glad to be on fresh, freedom-enriched American soil again. I flew home on Sept. 11, which turned out to be not nearly as interesting as I had thought it might be.
The Coen Brothers have a new film in theaters today, “Burn After Reading,” which I enjoyed but did not totally love. It’s a minor Coen work — which, after all, is still better than, say, a major Tyler Perry work.
Speaking of which, Perry’s “The Family That Preys” opens today as one of Hollywood’s Shameful Secrets® (movies not screened for critics). I also don’t have a review of the Pacino/De Niro cop thriller “Righteous Kill,” but that’s because it screened when I was in Canada.
I do have a review of “The Women,” a dreadful and unfunny comedy starring a bunch of women. My review is at Cinematical.
As predicted, there is no “In the Dark” podcast this week due to my travels and jet lag and tiredness and malaise. But in general, you can subscribe to the weekly movie podcast using this URL. And you can subscribe to “In the Dark,” the weekly e-mail roundup of new reviews and DVD releases, here.
Sarah Palin wants to protect “American idills.” How do those differ from American ideals? Also, is “nucular” war different from nuclear war?