One by one, the regularly scheduled features start returning to The Matinee. It feels strange to say this, but sometimes it’s nice to finally be past TIFF, and back into a normal routine.
Speaking of which – there’s a Matineecast coming up! So riddle me this folks; What’s a movie that – for any reason – reminds you of autumn? (and why?)
Speaking of TIFF though, you might be thinking that with the festival behind me, that I’m more or less set for my fall film watching. Not so, my friends! See, while I have got an advance look at titles like 12 YEARS A SLAVE, GRAVITY, and the like, there are plenty of good things still to come…things like INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, and this film – the latest by Alexander Payne.
Payne, for me, is the answer to a question that was lobbed around the bar when last the locals gathered: name a director who has never made a bad film. CITIZEN RUTH, ELECTION, SIDEWAYS, ABOUT SCHMIDT, THE DESCENDANTS. I love ‘em all, and thus cannot wait to see this project where the man from middle America returns home.
What do you think?