Stuff I wrote in Toronto

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.

“RockNRolla” (C+)
“Passchendaele” (C-)
“Ghost Town” (B)
“The Brothers Bloom” (B+)
“Burn After Reading” (B-) (review)
“Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist” (B+)
“Rachel Getting Married” (B)
“Il Divo” (B+)
“Edison and Leo” (C)
“JCVD” (B)
“Genova” (C+)
“L’Empreinte de l’ange” (“The Mark of an Angel”) (B+)
“Zack and Miri Make a Porno” (B-)
“Lovely, Still” (A-) (review)
“Dean Spanley” (B+)
“Nothing But the Truth” (B) (review)
“The Burning Plain” (C)
“Che” (B+)
“The Wrestler” (A-)
“Pride and Glory” (D)
“What Doesn’t Kill You” (C+)
“Slumdog Millionaire” (B)
“Religulous” (C)
“The Burrowers” (B)
“Synecdoche, New York” (A-)
“Miracle at St. Anna” (B)