Sunday, September 13, 2009

TIFF 09: An Education

An Education
An Education tells the story of a 16 year old girl named Jenny (played by Casey Mulligan) and her relationship with an older man (played by Peter Sarsgaard) who seems to offer her a life of fun instead of the university educated life at Oxford she has been working for until the older man's secret is revealed. Not very entertaining stuff you might think but the dialogue by Nick Hornby is sharp and witty and An Education is manages to be funny (Alfred Molina's is hilarious in his performance as Jenny's father.) in addition to sad and moving. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

TIFF 2009: The Lineup

I'm getting ready for this year's TIFF and just picked up my tickets today. I will be reviewing everything I see on the blog. Here's what I'm seeing: