by Shannonn Kelly 02:42AM, EST, September 08, 2013
There’s nothing more I hate than the combination of TIFF+Rain. What an ugly day to be running around between cinemas and screenings. When it rains it shaves even more time off your schedule and consequently you forget to do things like eat. My first meal was at 10:50PM since starting out at 7:30AM…
The good news is I got to see Daniel Radcliffe not once but twice! (Yes, still a hopeless HP fan) Radcliffe has grown into such a fabulous actor, taking all sorts of roles from the risky to the mainstream to shed the 10 years of making Harry Potter.
I also saw “Lucky Them” by director Megan Griffith, but missed the Q&A with Toni Collette to rush to another screening. Collette plays a rock journalist who’s getting a little long in the tooth (but still with a rockin’ bod) who’s is given an assignment to hunt down a highly regarded musician who was once her lover but mysteriously appeared to have dropped off the face of the earth until she learns people all over the world have posted sightings of him. She’s joined in the hunt by IPO Multi-millionaire Thomas Haden Church who hates music, but has recently taken a course in ‘documentary filmmaking‘. Thomas Haden Church never disappoints and he was in full form in that ‘Sideways’ way in this film. 🙂
My favorite film of the day however was “Bad Words“, the feature film directorial debut by Jason Bateman.
Today for Day 4, here are my picks for what to see. Happy TIFF-ing 🙂
Matthew McConaughey has had an amzing streak of good roles in the last year, Magic Mike, his incredible performance in Killer Joe and now in this fact-based drama, Matthew McConaughey portrays real-life Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, who started selling illegal HIV medicine. Watch for Jared Leto playing a HIV-positive transgender woman. This is a **Must See**
A English-speaking remake of the fabulous Seducing Dr. Lewis directed by Jean-François Pouliot and written by Ken Scott who co-writes the English script with Michael Dowse. The tiny Newfoundland outport of Tickle Head is set for financial salvation if they can secure a petrochemical plant. Their odds are slim, as they need to ‘seduce’ a doctor to live on their island before the company will sign on the bottom line. Stars Brendan Gleeson, Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Gordon Pinsent, Liane Balaban, Mark Critch, Mary Walsh.
An ensemble film about four everyday people: a store manager, a security guard, a fire fighter and a clerk who struggle in the aftermath of trauma. If you miss Cory Monteith, this would be the film to see him in at TIFF.
Doc about the post-Hurricane Sandy concert arranged by Harvey Weinstein to aid the victims. Concert lineup included Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, The Who, Kanye West, Eric Clapton, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, Roger Waters and Eddie Vedder trading verses on “Comfortably Numb”; R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe performing with Coldplay’s Chris Martin. Harvey Weinstein will be present for a lengthy Q&A aftre the screening.. for a live discussion.