“Assassination” Buzz Builds

Thanks to Peter Chattaway for catching this blog entry by Karina at Spoutblog: Two weeks ago, The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford was the film Warner Brothers had "no idea what to do with." As of this writing, it's the most gushed-over title at the Toronto Film Festival, and word has hit the wires that star Brad Pitt has won the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival. If the folks at WB still havn't figured out what to do with Andrew Dominik's masterful, Malickean … [Read more...]

Tracking Toronto

GreenCine Daily is providing all kinds of coverage on the Toronto International Film Festival, including some comments on The Smell of Paradise, a film that makes me uneasy just in its summary.Meanwhile, the blogging has begun in earnest at Long Pauses by Darren Hughes, who is determined not to be controlled by "blog guilt." He especially praises Sokurov's The Sun. (Great. Now, in future conversations with film buffs, we'll have to say, "The Sun.... No, S-U-N, not the Dardennes Brothers … [Read more...]

J. Robert Parks – Live From the Toronto International Film Festival

J. Robert Parks, who provides many reviews for Looking Closer when I'm not able to catch a film and write about it in time, is in Toronto for the film festival, and he has an ambitious screening list. … [Read more...]