TIFF Day 1 – Jason Reitman’s live script reading of “American Beauty”

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8 actors and a plastic bag – ★★★★★

While most of the attention of the watching media was focused on the opening gala screening of Looper at Roy Thomson Hall, those of us present in Ryerson University’s theatre were treated to a much more unique evening’s entertainment.

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TIFF 2012 – A look ahead

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| o | – It’s TIFF 2012 time!


I finished up at my job at the tail end of July and we all (@dunnez, @oheag2 and previously @parallellevision) moved out of our lovely old house on Toronto’s Davenport Road. Since then I have spent time faffing about with my family, camping in Canada’s wondrous Algonquin Park and travelling around the eastern side of the US. Usually you do all those things and then go back to your homeland, but since Christmas when I formulated this plan I knew I had to base my exit strategy from Toronto around one thing – TIFF.

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Young Adult

Annoying drunk - ★★

IMDB confirms a hunch I’ve always had. Good things come in threes.

Or to be more specific…. Major directors often hit the ground running with three great pieces of work. Martin Scorsese kicked things off with his first three big pictures – Mean Streets, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and Taxi Driver. Bryan Singer’s Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil and X-Men(s) suggested great things. And who didn’t appreciate Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. And you know what, I’m even putting in the wacky Gondry trilogy of Eternal Sunshine, The Science of Sleep and Be Kind Rewind.

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