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You'll find those dispatches here: Maybe this year I'll stick it out for a full 24 hours. Jump over the preview essay and head on down to the reviews by clicking here.
Regarding , I'm reminded of what Alec Baldwin's character in State and Main said after the car flipped over: Still trying to track down: As far as whetting an appetite for TIFF 08, reliable reports of a dismal Berlin and a middling Cannes certainly don't help matters any. Not to mention that TIFF can't necessarily be counted on to deliver the goods, when they are good. As of my writing this, the entire film list has not been announced, and I'll drop in an addendum when all the facts are known.
I was wrong about Poppy; more on this below. Also, the less said about the Venice Comp line-up, the better. Just hold an L to your forehead and move on. This time around, I'm also getting the chance to advance-screen most of the Wavelengths slate, which will certainly help me face what's always my single biggest challenge during the festival -- affording avant-garde works the concentration and analytical attention they deserve.
It's obvious that Picard's found her curatorial voice. To grossly oversimplify, she's a keen-eyed formalist with an active globalist-political sensibility.
Enough with the blathering. Now, time for more blathering, but with number-grades. Although I have decided, following my Views coverage tradition, that I will not post experimental film grades on this page. Interested parties can find them elsewhere on the site. After producing one of the most joyous non-narrative films of that would be Trypps Number Three , also showing in Wavelengths , Russell turns in a brief tone poem that, on first glance, appears utterly different.