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Commenter Problems

| September 15, 2010 | 19 Comments

It looks like the site has been hacked. Gee, I wonder why. I don’t have to think very hard to figure that one out but just FYI, no one has been banned for offensive comments. Thanks Zuckerberg fans.


Toronto News Round-up

| September 15, 2010 | 16 Comments

Deadline reports that The Conspirator is likely out of Oscars 2010. They say they are working from The Hurt Locker model. Hm. Not sure that is the right way to go on this, but who am I to say. Steve Pond on the Springsteen splash at the fest. The... (Read More)

The Tourist trailer sets off on a frisky jaunt

| September 15, 2010 | 29 Comments

The Tourist trailer embarks on its transcontinental romp beginning with a nearly shot-for-shot facsimile of its 2005 source, Anthony Zimmer. (Discuss: Why no outcry over another unnecessary remake?) This new version tweaks some knobs to crank up the sophistication, injecting cheeky beats of humor in the remix to keep... (Read More)

BFCA scores: The Town, The American, Never Let Me Go

| September 15, 2010 | 12 Comments

Currently Ben Affleck’s The Town is¬†cleaning up¬†at BFCA with an 86, well within range¬†of a Best Picture nomination. Meanwhile, The American, Jack Goes Boating and Never Let Me Go¬†seem to have¬†gone down for good¬†in the BP race, if BFCA scores are any indication, which they generally are. All 10... (Read More)

another year

Toronto Festival Diary: Day 6

| September 14, 2010 | 15 Comments

The first film of the day was Darren Aronofsky‚Äôs Black Swan. I attended a screening at the beautiful historic Elgin Theatre, which is the best theatre of the festival and especially fitting to see a film about the ballet. Natalie Portman plays Nina, an innocent young ballerina being thrust... (Read More)