Monday, September 08, 2008

TIFF 2008: Day Five

Hunger (Steve McQueen) - 9/10

Phenomenal. I went into this one with slight reluctance and a slight shrug, but found it compelling from frame one. Ostensibly the story of Irish Republican Bobby Sands and the hunger strike that took his life in 1981, it's really the story of bodies--how easily they damage, how they can be used and abused, and how they can also be a battleground. My favorite film of the festival and probably the year, hands down.

Ashes of Time Redux - 7/10 (though this will probably change)

Review coming soon

Tomorrow: Italian hauntings, the three wise men and con artists...

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