I’m in Toronto for 24 hours. There was a magazine in my hotel room with an extensive write-up on the Toronto International Film Festival. There are so many great-looking films at the festival, I thought I’d link to a few:
I heard about Blindness about a year ago, and it sounded really promising. It’s adapted by Canadian screenwriting icon Don McKellar, and features a great cast:
And who doesn’t like a little martial arts flick from Thailand?
There’s no trailer for The Hurt Locker, but the blurb (and cast) looks good:
Based on recently declassified information and the personal wartime experiences of journalist Mark Boal (who adapted his experiences with a bomb squad into a fact-based, yet fictional story), director Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker presents the ongoing conflict in the Middle East from the perspective of those who see the fighting firsthand — the soldiers. As an elite Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team tactfully navigates the streets of present-day Iraq, they face the constant threat of death from incoming bombs and sharp-shooting snipers.
Oh, and hey, look, it’s Joshua Jackson. He’s kind of the new Jason Priestly, if you get my meaning.
And just a quick note that although neither Chocolate nor The Hurt Locker (no trailer but OWF have a poster), Blindness is opening VIFF and if you miss either of the 2 screenings, it opens at the 5th Ave on October 3rd.
I think I would love to be in Thailand in february if the Chocolate movie is as good as the trailer makes it appear.
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