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Watch List Weekly Recap 9/9/22
A classic movie to DVR and new movies on the horizon at TIFF
An odd week, one spent mostly getting ready for the Toronto International Film Festival, which began yesterday — in person for the first time in two years — and where I am now ensconced, four movies already under my belt and the fifth coming up in a bit. I’ll file my reactions in two or three festival reports over the next five days, but for now I’ll just say that the opening night film, “The Swimmers,” a true story about two Syrian refugee sisters heading for the Olympics, will probably wreck you when it comes to Netflix on November 23.
There’s still time to set your DVR (or TiVo, or just your alarm clock) for “The Crowd” (1928) on Turner Classics at 6 a.m. Monday the 12th. It’s not available on DVD or VOD, so this is your chance to see one of the greatest of all silent movies and a still relevant text on anonymity and fame.
Thursday I posted my baker’s dozen of Toronto must-sees, of interest to you only because they’ll be coming to theaters or streaming platforms in the weeks ahead and will likely be the topic of end-of-year awards buzz. I’ve already crossed two off the list, one (“Broker”) just about as good as I’d hoped, and one (“Corsage,” above) a curious disappointment. Stay tuned for further details.
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