Last year, shortly before the Toronto International Film Festival (or TIFF, if you're lazy), I started this blog. Well, sort of. For some reason, this whole thing fell apart before it ever started. I don't feel the need for tedious details. Just trust me.
This year, I'm doing something different. As the preparations begin for the 2006 festival, I'm going to blog about last year's experience. I'll review the films I saw, give tips for enjoying the festival, and comment on the pros and cons of TIFF. In addition, I'll discuss this year's festival, especially when the announcements start coming in.
The idea behind this is simple: to offer a decent resource for anybody looking to attend TIFF, but daunted by the enormity of it. This is a huge festival and for the uninitiated, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, once you understand the basics, it's remarkably simple. Let's put it this way: I went and came back just fine--and I call myself Crunchy Squirrel, for Christ's sake.
Anyway, that's it for an introduction. I'll be back...unless giant eels invade North America and cough on us. Then we're screwed.