Wednesday, September 10, 2008

TIFF 2008: Day Seven

Hey, somehow Day seven slipped away from me. Oops...

La Silence de Lorna (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne) - 8/10

Un conte de Noel (Arnaud Desplechin) - 8/10

Plastic City (Yu Lik-Wai) - 2/10

I cannot believe the festival found room for this and not...oh, the countless other movies that could have been here. And that this thing was in competition at Venice. It just boggles the mind, since this thing is as inept a movie as I've ever seen at the festival and that's saying something. It's almost as though the director deliberately tried to make the most boring, cliche movie he could about Chinese gangsters in Brazil. And the ending...oh dear lord, the ending. Think Tropical Malady, but really, really stupid.

Tears for Sale (Uros Stojanovic) - 7/10

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