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?
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:
BEST – Cloud 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.
LOVED – Much 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.Read more
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!
#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.