After all the praise I’ve heard for this film, I expected something that would change my life. Maybe a plot that would make me think about movies differently… or acting that would inspire me so much that I’d want to rush out, take classes, and try to become a famous actor myself.
Photos from The Good Thief press conference at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival.
With the look of a well fleshed out biopic or documentary, Raising Victor Vargas (also known as Long Way Home) is a fresh and innocent sort of film. It’s the convincing story about what it’s like to be a teenager named Victor Vargas, a 17 year-old guy living in the middle of your classic urban sprawl in a distinctly Latino neighbourhood. This is a community that screams honesty and truth, and doesn’t layer on any ridiculous street music, hatred, or cliched wisdom like you get in many other films.
If you’ve seen a Bruce Campbell film, you might think that you know what to expect… undead creatures, weird battles, and a dozen one-line zingers. In his latest film, Bubba Ho-Tep, he’s got all that going on, but this time you can change “Hail to the King, Baby”, to “Hail to the King of Rock n’ Roll, Baaaaby” as Campbell takes on the role of Elvis Presley in his golden years.
Considered one of the most important film festivals in the world, aside from Cannes, the Toronto International Film Festival has become a force to be respected amongst Hollywood’s elite and the 2002 edition of the “Festival of Festivals” is set to roll through town between September 5th and 14th.