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Sunday at TIFF 2015, Monday back in Madison

On Sunday, the last day of TIFF, we got up early and walked down to the Scotiabank multiplex to see Lolo, an oh so French romantic comedy, co-written and directed and starred in by Julie Delpy. The TIFF description compares it to a Nancy Meyers rom com, and that’s pretty apt. It was nice to start […]

TIFF 2015 – Saturday

Saturday was a little different because we had an early movie, The Man Who Knew Infinity, with Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons playing early 20th century mathematicians, Srinivasa Ramanujan and G.H. Hardy. It’s based on a book of the same title, and I liked the way Irons acted Hardy’s cold British reserve by almost never […]

TIFF 2015 – Friday

On Friday, our first movie wasn’t until 4:30. We got up, worked some, and then went to our second breakfast of the trip at The Senator. I had eggs and toast and bacon; Mark had an omelet with onions and Comte cheese. I took a photo of their glads to make try to make up […]

TIFF 2015 – Thursday

Thursday morning, we had a little yogurt and fruit for breakfast again (or maybe Thursday was the toast and fruit day?), and worked, and our first movie of the day was I Smile Back, with Sarah Silverman as a suburban housewife who’s just about to not be able to cover up her reckless escapades into […]

TIFF 2015 – Tuesday & Wednesday

We are into a regular schedule of 3 movies per day, starting at noon-ish. And since we’ve already got 3, no getting up at 7:00 to try to get tickets to add more. Tuesday: We started with Family Fang, and despite the fairly snarky review in the Guardian we liked it. Jason Bateman just can’t […]

TIFF 2015 – Sunday & Monday

Like I said, Sunday no movies for me, since our only one, Families, selected for us by TIFF and therefore immovable, conflicted with Robyn Hitchcock at the Drake Hotel. Robyn brought British – or Seattle – weather to Toronto for us – although it seems as if he has moved his US homebase to Nashville […]

TIFF 2015

Or, TIFF at 40 as they are calling this one. We’re 4 movies in: The first one was Friday, at 6:00 – Bang Gang (A modern love story), about bored French teenagers’ summer of sex & drugs, and posting video of themselves to the Internet. Of course they get caught, with varying levels of repercussions […]

O Canada

Alright, me and plenty of shoes arrived, bienvenu au Canada, yesterday. It was a long day of traveling, on the bus at 7:00 AM in Madison, through ridiculous security lines in Chicago, to the short flight to Toronto. The shoes were packed in the bottom of mammoth suitcase, which, although it is truly mammoth, is very […]

WI Film Fest, Friday & Saturday

  So Friday was part of the film fest, although we didn’t go to any movies. We were supposed to, or at least I had two tickets for The Dog, a documentary about John Wojtowicz, the person who Al Pacino’s character in Dog Day Afternoon is based on. The Dog was showing at 4:15 in the […]

TIFF Saturday Dinner Out & Sunday – last day

So like I said, we had dinner out on our second Saturday at TIFF, at Acadia. It’s Southern cooking (like the Acadians who drifted down to Louisiana, Acadian Driftwood) with local ingredients in Little Italy/Portugal in Toronto – so a fusion restaurant for sure. Acadia is not reviewed too well on UrbanSpoon, but it Yelps […]