This whole week has been kind of a blur at TIFF. It's been hard just finding time to get to everything, let alone blog about it afterwards, so I'm a bit behind, but at the same time I'm trying to process videos and write up reviews and interviews.
Since Thursday, I've been running around the Toronto International Film Festival, nabbing interviews, red carpets photos, and screening films, and with everything going on, it feels like it's been my biggest year ever at the festival. That's saying something since we're only through the first weekend, but it's been phenomenal.
Hello, movie lovers, and welcome to day two of the Toronto International Film Festival. I hope all of you have been enjoying the festival as we head into the first weekend of TIFF, which also happens to be the busiest time during the festival. There were a lot of great films screening yesterday, on Friday, including Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths, but I'll get to that in a minute.
The first day of the festival was a great start to what I hope will be an epic year at TIFF. Although I missed the screening of Tabu, a film I have been dying to see since I first saw the trailer for it, the interview with Emily Blunt for Looper was incredible.
The first day of the TIFF is upon us, and frankly, I'm already tired. For the last week, I've already been screening films, interviewing, and trying to keep up with emails planning out what I'll be doing for the next eleven days.
In any given year I attend a lot of events and festivals, and if you've been reading The GATE for very long, you likely know that few events are as big a deal to me as the Toronto International Film Festival, but that doesn't change the fact that the festival always seems to disappear before I feel like I've had time to soak it all in.
The last five years have suddenly flown by now that Amy Lee--and her latest incarnation of Evanescence--is back with a new album called, appropriately enough, Evanescence. The title suggests this is the real Evanescence, at least until someone leaves again, but the only part I really care about is that the album definitely does not suck.
Steve McQueen is an intense, passionate director, and his latest film, Shame, is a dark example of his vision, and the performances he can inspire. That performance by Michael Fassbender is still etched on my brain now, a day later, and it makes me think the star, who is probably most widely known as Magneto in X-Men: First Class, is going to have a huge career ahead of him.
Every year, I lament the number of movies I actually get to see at the Toronto Film Festival--and this year is no different--but the highlights still outweigh everything else. Today was no exception.
OK Go have made some kick-ass music videos, but as a fan of the Muppets I think I can safely say this is one of the greatest music videos of all time.