By far the best film I’ve seen so far this TIFF.

In other news…

Compliance is a finalist in the Golden Leaf contest!

And today, Deviants hit #11 in the kindle store!  And #1 in a whole whack of categories. Very excited and grateful.

Maureen’s TIFF 13 Schedule

Barring moments of weakness when I purchase individual tickets for other screenings (for way too much money…) Here are my picks for this year’s TIFF:

Only Lovers Left Alive
Tom Hiddleston,Tilda Swinton, Jim Jarmusch dir
(North American premiere)
Tom Hiddleston (aka Loki) plays a David Bowie-style rock star. And Jim Jarmusch films are usually very cool — never mind anything Tilda Swinton is in
Stars should be there.
Hateship Loveship
Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Stanfield, Jennifer Jason Leigh (Based on Alice Munro story)
(World Premiere)
Stars should be there.
Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple
(World premiere)
Looks very strange to say the least. Notes say it’s “uncomfortable” especially for people with an aversion to snakes. Yikes.
Stars should be there.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman
(World premiere – but I’m at 2nd screening)
Looks awesome. I’ve already seen the trailer for this one in theatres, so it’s likely coming out soon.
Stars unlikely to be there. But one never knows…
The Double
Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska
(World premiere)
Looks really interesting. Filmed in Toronto.
Stars should be there. Plus they are adorable and a couple.
Idris Elba
(World premiere – 2nd screening)
Idris Elba. Nelson Mandela. Enough said.
Stars unlikely to be there.
The Grand Seduction
Taylor Kitsch
(World Premiere)
English Canadian remake of an awesome French Canadian film.
Stars should be there
Child of God
Directed by James Franco
(North American premiere)
Looks very “challenging”…
Franco will likely be there.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her
Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy..
(work in progress)
I didn’t realize this was a WIP when I picked it. No wonder it’s so long… About 3 hours. Who the heck knows whether the stars will be here, as the film’s not finished yet…
Under the Skin
Scarlett Johansson
(North American Premiere)
Stars should be there.
Third Person
Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody – Paul Haggis dir
(World premiere – 2nd screening)
Stars unlikely to be there.
Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver
(North American premiere)
Stars should be there. This film got great buzz in Venice and sold to the Weinsteins for distribution.
Tom Wilkinson, Joel Edgerton
(World Premiere)
Stars should be there.
How I Live Now
Saoirse Ronan
(World premiere – 2nd screening)
Stars unlikely to be there.
The Husband
Bruce McDonald (dir)
(World premiere)
Stars likely to be there. But I don’t recognize any of the names… Edgy Canadian director.
The Railway Man
Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman
(World premiere – 2nd screening)
Stars unlikely to be there. :(
Words and Pictures
Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche
(World premiere – 2nd screening)
Stars unlikely to be there. :(
Palo Alto
James Franco, Emma Roberts, Gia Coppola (dir)
(North American premiere, 2nd screening)
Stars unlikely to be there. :(
Story of my Death
Spanish film about Casanova and Count Dracula
(North American premiere, 3rd screening)
This one just sounded very cool… And I figured it was unlikely to show in theatres, so this would be my only chance.

I’ll try really, really hard to blog about some of the movies this year during the festival.