Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our top 10 from the 2011 film festival

After some time to reflect, we've tried to come up with our 'top-ten', from this year's film festival. We use a simple criteria — which films would we be most eager to see again?

So – for what it's worth – here's our 2011 Toronto International Film Festival top ten...

He said,

“CARRÉ BLANC” (2010 feature film directed by Jean-Baptiste Léonetti)“SLEEPING BEAUTY” (2010 feature film directed by Julia Leigh)
  1. Beauty Oliver Hermanus
  2. Shame Steve McQueen
  3. Michael Markus Schleinzer
  4. Carré Blanc Jean-Baptiste Léonetti
  5. ALPS Yorgos Lanthimos
  6. Sleeping Beauty, Julia Leigh
  7. Martha Marcy May Marlene Sean Durkin
  8. Love and Bruises Ye Lou
  9. The Artist Michel Hazanavicius
  10. Like Crazy, Drake Doremus
She said,

“SNOWTOWN” (2011 feature film directed by Justin Kurzel)“GOODBYE FIRST LOVE” (2011 feature film directed by Mia Hansen-Løve)
  1. Beauty Oliver Hermanus
  2. Shame Steve McQueen
  3. Martha Marcy May Marlene Sean Durkin
  4. Michael Markus Schleinzer
  5. Snowtown Justin Kurzel
  6. Like Crazy, Drake Doremus
  7. Goodbye First Love Mia Hansen-Løve
  8. The Artist Michel Hazanavicius
  9. ALPS Yorgos Lanthimos
  10. Love and Bruises Ye Lou
We agreed...

“BEAUTY” (2011 feature film directed by Oliver Hermanus)“SHAME” (2011 feature film directed by Steve McQueen)“MICHAEL” (2011 feature film directed by Markus Schleinzer)“ALPS” (2011 feature film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos)“MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE” (2011 feature film directed by Sean Durkin)“LOVE AND BRUISES” (2011 feature film directed by Ye Lou)“THE ARTIST” (2011 feature film directed by Michel Hazanavicius)“LIKE CRAZY” (2010 feature film directed by Drake Doremus)

See you at the next fest!

thanks to all the 9,100+ who follow us year-round @TOfilmfest :-)

for last year's top ten, see "Our top ten from the 2010 film fest"

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sat.01/Oct: Nuit Blanche at Lightbox

Toronto's Nuit Blanche, an annual sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art, returns tonight — and there are a few events taking place at the Lightbox centre:

Man with a Movie Camera

A live digital re-scoring of filmmaker Dziga Vertov's documentary, Man with a Movie Camera.

Local artist Darren Copeland will set the everyday soundscape of Toronto in 2011 against Vertov's depiction of Moscow in 1929. Copeland creates a new perspective on the sounds of our city: allowing the audience to re-experience Toronto through the ears and imagination of Dziga Vertov.

Chiptunes Orchestra

The 'Royal Canadian Chiptunes Orchestra' (a collection of musicians playing on custom-hacked Game Boys and home-made circuit-based instruments) present an evening celebrating the music of the video game.

As well, musical groups will present their interpretations of iconic video game songs and scores. Performances by: Battle Lava, Deadbeatblast, .exe, Radius and Helena, Oxvylu, Cybernetic Orchestra, Freque, Awesome Force, Jeff the World, Starpilot, Tetris Hold'em, bossFYTE, DJ Finish Him, Press Start 2 Play, and Spell 'n Math.

Singin' in the Dark: '80s Edition

Favourite musical numbers from '80s films like Fame, Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, Flashdance and more.

(Mature content after midnight.)

Movie Studio Playhouse

Movie Studio Playhouse takes live feeds of participants acting in spontaneously-created films and enables the audience to manipulate these feeds in a number of different playful ways.

Get involved by using fun props and costumes to make a short film that will be projected on the atrium wall. Audience members watching in the atrium are encouraged to play the role of post-production trickster, tinkering with, manipulating and re-arranging the moving images.

See you at Lightbox!
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