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Thanks for whetting my appetite! I can’t wait to see those flicks!

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Agree, I can’t wait to read about what Ty watches at the festival!

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These all sound great - and will look forward to your takes - but Hit Man - you had me at “screwball underworld romantic philosophical thriller comedy noir!”

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So many great choices to make at TIFF, figuring out a schedule is like playing a puzzle where you are juggling films and run times and screening venues. And, sometimes, you get to see something amazing that you might not otherwise have chosen because it fits nicely in a timeslot, giving you a chance to grab a quick bite rather than hurry across the city to catch something only a little more intrguing. I miss TIFF, and hope you have an excellent time.

If I *were* going, I'd probably most look forward to seeing Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person. One of the most promising speculative concepts in the line up, a great title, scratches the "see a Canadian film at TIFF itch" and a chance to see a debut feature from a promising filmmaker.

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I didn't know about Ken Jacobs's son. I recently stood on the corner of Broadway and E. 10th st. watching examples of the father's work and drawings. The day I was there "Flo Rounds a Corner" was playing. Flo is Ken's wife. You can watch them at home at https://80wse.org/exhibitions/ken-jacobs.

I wonder about where the line is between video art and experimental film.

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Thanks for the TIFF preview--I appreciate any release dates when you learn of them, as it's helpful for planning my fall criticism class. Have fun!

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Brilliant post! You should think about becoming a speech writer for Biden...he could benefit from some of your linguistic prowess!

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Sep 8, 2023Liked by Ty Burr

Happy to see this post after seeing my first movie at my first TIFF! Be sure to add Wim Wenders Perfect Days to your list (if you didn’t already see it at Cannes).

Also, I’m surprised you’re not excited for Lee! Kate Winslet + Marion Cottilard >= Olivia Colman + Jessie Buckley.

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Thanks for reminding me about Wheel! I loved Drive My Car

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