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A few reviews & updates

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

My reviews of “Righteous Kill” and “The Family That Preys” are now available for your reading. Also, I’ve updated this post to include everything I wrote about the Toronto International Film Festival, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Stuff I wrote in Toronto

Friday, 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”).

For Cinematical:

Dispatch (“Ghost Town,” “Dean Spanley,” “RockNRolla”).
Review: “Nothing But the Truth”
Review: “The Lucky Ones” (which I actually saw at a pre-Toronto screening)
Review: “Lovely, Still”

(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.

Continue reading…

I’m taking off! To the Great White North!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

The Toronto International Film Festival begins tomorrow, and for the first time in its history, it will be attended by me! Eric D. Snider!

This is a huge festival, both in size and importance, and I’m excited to be going. I’m officially covering it for (that’s what my press pass will say), but I’ll be doing stuff for Cinematical, too. You should keep an eye on both places over the next week.

I don’t know if I’ll be doing my daily festival diaries. Since I haven’t been to TIFF before, I don’t know if a) I’ll have time or b) there will be anything diary-worthy to write about. From what I gather, the situation for members of the press is that you watch a movie, then you get in line and watch another movie in the same venue, then you do that again two or three more times, then you go back to the hotel. I don’t know how much “atmosphere” or “scene” there is. But we’ll see.

There won’t be any “Snide Remarks” on Monday — hopefully I’ll have TIFF shenanigans to amuse you with instead — but “Eric’s Bad Movies” will be on its usual Thursday schedule at

“In the Dark” will proceed normally, too, though there’s not much happening this week anyway.

I think that’s all. You kids behave while I’m out of the country. If you happen to be in Toronto, find me and say hello and buy me lunch!

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