Notes from the Road

September 2011

Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘Melancholia’

"The earth is evil. We don't need to grieve for it." So declares a luminous Kirsten Dunst in Danish provocateur Lars von Trier's best and most powerful film yet.


Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘Moneyball’

Expect Brad Pitt to get some award season attention for his playful portrayal of real life Oakland A's GM Billy Beane, a man trying to find a way to win a game with a stacked deck.


Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘Where Do We Go Now?’

An enchanting, brilliant, and heartbreaking film about civil war and its indelible legacy, this Lebanese masterwork utterly slayed me.


Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘Once Upon a Time in Anatolia’

A languid, patience-testing three-hour police procedural that spends its entire first 90 minutes in the literal (and, of course, figurative) dark, this one is not for everyone.


Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘Lipstikka’

The story of two Palestinian refugees (one Christian and one Muslim) and their tumultuous, tortured relationship over 30 years, this provocative picture almost works.


Fashion’s Night Out: 8 September 2011 - Meatpacking District, NY

A selection of images from just a small portion of Fashion's Night Out.


Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘Think of Me’

Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) gives a breakout film performance as a single mother struggling to make ends meet in seedy Las Vegas.


Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘The Loneliest Planet’

This archetypal art house film follows two mostly non-verbal tourists as they hike through the Caucuses under mostly overcast skies.


Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘My Worst Nightmare’

Quite uncomfortably, the film uses class stereotypes aggressively and persistently, relying upon them as scaffolding for this faux-existential narrative about awakening and self-actualization.


Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘The Island President’

This is one of those documentaries designed to make you march out of the theatre and do something to change the world.


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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

// Short Ends and Leader

"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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