In 2012 I experienced my first TIFF with a total of 10 features and one special event. This year I broke that record with 15 films and one more special event. This year featured an interesting array of new and classic films to discuss here.
Let’s keep this short and just dive in. Here are a few of my favourites of the year so far, it’s likely to change as the year goes on and some of the bigger releases make their way to cinemas, but they have quite an uphill battle to face.
Just like many people from my generation, I was raised on the Star Wars films. My parents would make me watch Episode IV to Episode VI on VHS once a year. This galaxy far, far away became a new home for my fertile imagination to happily settle. Watching Luke Skywalker fight for the Rebellion alongside the badass Leia Organa and Han Solo made me a delighted child. So obviously, just like any other nostalgic fan, I will feast my eyes on anything related to the franchise. I’m that easy of a consumer. Put the Star Wars label on anything and I will wait in line for it and, oh, if you dare make the main character a badass lady, the odds are that I will defend it to my grave. It won’t come as a surprise that I was dying to see Rogue One and maybe it is all this hype that made the movie a slight disappointment to me.
This should come to as no surprise to anybody who’s been following Horror Week. as if we can allow this week and month to end without talking about John Carpenter’s seminal horror film, Halloween.