The Massive Row Three #TIFF12 Summary

In which me and several other Row Threesters capsule-review everything we saw at the Toronto International Film Festival, and arrive at the same conclusion: Cloud Atlas is really something, isn’t it?

My dispatch to Row Three on the best and worst of TIFF 2012:

Row Three is doing its annual collection of correspondent opinions on the best and worst of the Toronto International Film Festival, which will be posted later in the week. Here’s my dispatch, ranked from BEST to WORST, sent today, with corresponding reviews/podcasts where available:

BESTCloud Atlas – An incredible, incredibly human, accomplishment. A secular companion to / antidote to The Tree of Life, producing substantial elevation and awe throughout. Loved it, loved it, loved it, love it. Discussed on Mamo’s #TIFF12 Coverage, Part Five: Where Is Here.

LOVEDMuch Ado About Nothing – Joss Motherfucking Whedon staged a brilliant interpretation of the Bard. But there’s a significant chunk of my  brainmeat that refuses to see this as anything other than Wes and Fred’s afterlife. Reviewed on The Substream, and discussed on Mamo’s #TIFF12 Coverage, Part Two: We Are Here.

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Mamo’s #TIFF12 Coverage, Part Five: Where Is Here

Special guest star Andrew Robinson joins us on the last day of the Toronto International Film Festival 2012 for our final TIFF ’12 podcast! We wrap up the festival including the audience choice award announcements, and talk To The Wonder, Cloud Atlas, 90 Minutes, Room 237, Reality, Byzantium, Ginger & Rosa, The We and the I, and Everyday. And that’s the end. See you next year!

TIFF Midnight Madness 2012: JOHN DIES AT THE END!

I close out the festival with a bang (and a series of micro-naps) for The Substream’s coverage of the Midnight Madness 2012 closer, John Dies At The End! In which I interview Colin’s mom!

Holy shit. Last one. #tiff12 (Taken with Instagram)

Holy shit. Last one. #tiff12 (Taken with Instagram)

#TIFF12 video blog for September 14, 2012: Chaos Rainbows. In which the gang’s all here, the festival rattles to a close, and secrets are at long last revealed.

And in the end… #tiff12 (Taken with Instagram)

And in the end… #tiff12 (Taken with Instagram)

Made it through another one… #tiff12 #mamopod (Taken with Instagram)

Made it through another one… #tiff12 #mamopod (Taken with Instagram)

Rajo holds forth. #TIFF12 (Taken with Instagram)

Rajo holds forth. #TIFF12 (Taken with Instagram)

They rush. #tiff12 (Taken with Instagram)

They rush. #tiff12 (Taken with Instagram)