you're reading...

TIFF 2011 Day 9

There was a 1 hour delay in the start time of Smuggler due to technical difficulties. Fortunately, Bobcat Goldthwait was in the audience and gave an impromptu stand up routine.

Back at the historic Elgin to see Hysteria

The Elgin

Romantic comedy based on the true story of the invention of the vibrator. I was laughing so hard that I had tears coming out of my eyes. An overall crowd-pleaser with an undercurrent of social commentary, specifically on women’s rights and socialized medicine. Even if you don’t believe in those things, see this film anyways because laughter is universal, and who isn’t interested in female orgasms? 9/10

Director Tanya Wexler

Converging stories of a deadly assassin and a conscripted smuggler, based on a short manga story. Very strong start with an amazing slow motion action sequence but diminishes after that. Pacing is a bit uneven, but I really enjoyed the quirky high-strung characters. 8/10

Director Katsuhito Ishii



No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Flickr Photos

%d bloggers like this: