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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sean Kelly

TIFF09: My Thoughts on Solitary Man, The Hole, Together, and The Disappearance of Alice Creed

It was the final day of the festival and I squeezed in another four films. Here we go.


Solitary Man
This was a comedy/drama staring Michael Douglas as a man that gets into a bit too much trouble do to is womanizing ways.

It was a decent enough film and it was a good way to start off my day. There were some good supporting roles my Jenna Fischer and Susan Sarandon.

8/10

The Hole
Joe Dante was back with family-oriented thriller that returns to the charm of his early films, such as Gremlins, except in 3D.

This was a pretty fun film. The 3D effects weren't too gimmicky, since they were used more for depth than cheap pop-out gags.

Definitely one of my favourite films from the festival.

8/10

Together
Desperate for something to see, I decided on a whim to see this Norwegian drama (remembering it from my volunteer shifts).

This story about a father and son trying to cope after the death their wife and mother was OK enough for a last-minute purchase.

It was a standard drama, but it was still enjoyable.

7/10

The Disappearance of Alice Creed
My film festival experience went out with a bang with this British drama that only focuses on three individuals -- two criminals and the woman that they kidnap.

It was definitely a captivating film and there are many twists that make the film more interesting as it goes along.

Once again, a great way to end the festival.

Check back later for my complete wrap-up.

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).