It‚Äôs been a little less than a week since all the line-ups, the galas, the 22 screenings, the star encounters and interviews, the eating on the run and everything else that goes along with the madness that is The Toronto International Film Festival. I have had a few days now to rest, relax and ponder on all that I have seen at TIFF. While I didn’t have the opportunity of seeing An Education, A Single Man and A Serious Man, I did see my share of memorable films and performances. So here are my favourite films and performances in no particular order;
Up in the Air
Clever and intelligent, Jason Reitman creates a gem of a film. While many have already heaped praise on George Clooney and Vera Farmiga for their performances, I would like to highlight Anna Kendrick‚Äôs charming and memorable performance as the strong yet vulnerable Nathalie Keener.
Michael Sheen in The Damned United
As the charismatic football manager Brian Clough, Michael Sheen gives us another fascinating portrayal of a real life person.