Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you’re all in good health. Well, my Rheumatoid Arthritis flared up again earlier this week that I had to stay home Monday as I could barely lift my water bottle, let alone drive. My left hand is still swollen which makes typing a pain but thank goodness for Aleve!
In any case, I did have a blast watching Bridget Jones Baby last night…
I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about #BridgetJonesBaby but for the most part it, um delivered. A bit uneven but w/ genuinely uproarious moments.
— FlixChatter (@FlixChatter) September 14, 2016
Ok how about those links!
Well if you’re paying attention to film festivals like me, you’re likely been following Toronto International Film Festival that’s going on this week through this Sunday.
Courtney just posted her thoughts on the highly-anticipated The Birth of A Nation, one of those films that I still want to see and judge for myself.
Another Torontonian Ryan also attended TIFF, check out his review of Andrea Arnold’s American Honey
Margaret is back with her phenomenal visual parallel posts, this time on Neon Demon vs. Black Swan
Meanwhile, Nostra just caught up with Kevin Costner’s crime flick Criminal
Jordan just reviewed the YA thriller Nerve, whose composer Rob Simonsen I’ll be featuring later this week!
Allie reviewed an early 2000s comedy that I happened to enjoy quite a bit, Napoleon Dynamite
The Sea of Trees has been completely lambasted by critics, well looks like Khalid agreed w/ them
Paul just talks about the classic rom-com The Philadelphia Story
Hey it’s back to school season, so check out Michael‘s answers on his Back-t0-School Movie Quiz!
Last but not least, check out Cindy‘s latest Lucky 13 on the topic of Al Pacino the Mentor
So, speaking of TIFF, I’ve been reading a bunch of TIFF reviews the past week. There are some I’ve been anticipating (i.e. Free Fire which sounds like a blast), but some new ones I just heard about that intrigued me (Korean crime drama The Age of Shadows, British WWII drama Their Finest). ELLE starring Isabelle Huppert sounds brutal but then again what do you expect from agent provocateur Paul Verhoeven. It’s also one of the films my crush Sam Riley saw at Cannes last May 😉
Of course the buzz surrounding the musical La La Land and sci-fi drama Arrival have been incredible, I sure hope they both lived up to the hype! So if I were to list my top 10 most anticipated movies out of TIFF, this is what it’d look like: