The Toronto International Film Festival is off and running through September 19. Here's where the Daily-style collections of reviews and related linkage are gathered for quick and easy perusal; to browse full coverage of the festival at The Auteurs, click TIFF 09; or, to explore the lineup and take a closer look at the individual films, start here.
To the Sea (Daniel Kasman)
City of Life and Death (Daniel Kasman)
The Hole (Daniel Kasman)
CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA
At the End of Daybreak (Daniel Kasman)
Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl (Daniel Kasman)
Vision (Daniel Kasman)
REAL TO REEL
George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead (Daniel Kasman)
In the first part of his in-depth preview of the program, Michael Sicinski reviews 010101, Hotel Roccalba, Let Each One Go Where He May, Lumphini 2552, Pro Agri, Puccini Conservato, Tamalpais, Two Projects by Frederick Kiesler and Waterfront Follies.
Jason Anderson has a brief overview in Artforum.
Le Streghe, femmes entre elles (David Phelps)
Livia Bloom (Filmmaker) talks with Michael Snow about Puccini Conservato. Bloom also talks with Ben Russell about Let Each One Go Where He May. Plus: Notes on the Wavelengths 4 program. And: Wavelengths 5.
SHORT CUTS CANADA
In the Globe and Mail, James Adams takes a look at the films in the lineup - and by extension, the state of Canadian cinema in general.
WRAP-UPS, LISTS, ETC
Sam Adams (Philadelphia City Paper), Marjorie Baumgarten (Austin Chronicle), Alex Billington (FirstShowing), Todd Brown (Twitch), Steve Erickson (Gay City News), John Foote (In Contention), Glenn Fox (Hot Splice), Tom Hall, Ed Halter (Artforum), Dennis Harvey (San Francisco Bay Guardian), Jesse Hawthorne Ficks (Pixel Vision), Darren Hughes, indieWIRE, Nick James (Sight & Sound), Ben Kenigsberg (Time out Chicago), Lev Lewis (Film Experience), Karina Longworth (SpoutBlog), Macleans, Patrick Z McGavin (more), Noel Murray and Scott Tobias (AV Club), Robert Parker (Walrus), Richard Porton (Cineaste), B Ruby Rich (SF360), Anne Thompson, Michael Tully (Hammer to Nail) and txt critic (Film Experience).