21 Thoughts on TIFF 2012
- Yesterday was the busiest day in the history of this site. Thanks for that everyone.
- You know you have a lot of filmgoing friends when you only sit through 2 of 27 films by yourself.
- Surprise, surprise! For only the second time, I saw the Audience Choice Award Winner during the festival.
- in case you missed it, I found time to sit in on the Row Three Cinecast mid-festival and discuss my thoughts on the AMERICAN BEAUTY Table Read, SEVEN PSYCOPATHS, TO THE WONDER, and more.
- I want to say the ad reel before the films was intolerable this year, but it feels like I say that every year.
- Just like any great festival, there were divisive films. Going to love continuing to argue CLOUD ATLAS and TO THE WONDER in the coming weeks.
- Because I wasn’t getting up in the wee hours all week to add more tickets, this is probably the most well-rested I’ve been at the end of a festival.
- When I sat down for AMOUR on Sunday morning, it was the 100th screening I’d attended this year. In 2011, it took me another six weeks to get to that point. I think this is officially a disease.
- In case you’re wondering, I didn’t write about THE MASTER because there’s a full review and a podcast about it coming this weekend.
- Next year, I must try to keep the days where I have both my DSLR and my laptop in my bag to a bare minimum. My shoulder still feels screwed up from that attempt at being a pack mule.
- I found myself missing The Ryerson Theatre. I must book more screenings there next year.
- Ditto the Lightbox.
- After all the sitting around and not-so-healthy food, I’m gonna have to hit the gym soon.
- I must remember next year not to end my festival with something so heavy.
- I find myself envious that Tom Clift is departing today to soak up two more film festivals.
- Admit it – part of you is happy that I’m about to start talking about something else.
- Contenders for the 2012 Golden Pan Award include THE SAPPHIRES, ARGO, BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, BLANCANIEVES and KON TIKI
- For most films, my notes would take up a page…maybe a page and a half. For CLOUD ATLAS and THE MASTER? Four pages each.
- Is it sick that I’m wondering which dvd in the ‘to-watch’ stack I’m going to put on this afternoon?
- I think next year I’ll have to be more flexible. I really ended up missing Lindsay thanks to our opposite schedules.
- Easily the best part of my week? Hanging out with my out-of-town film friends on my home turf. I miss y’all already.
Finally, now that the dust has settled, I’d say my top five films of the week go as follows:
How I’m ever going to make it through the workday tomorrow, I’ll never know. Light a candle for me, will ya?