Press screenings have started in New York – great to see people like Ed Gonzalez, Keith Uhlich, Filmbrain, Vadim Rizov and S.T. von Airsdale from The Reeler, Sam Adams, Manohla Dargis, Amy Taubin, Steve Erickson, Jared Rapfogel, and who knows who else I don’t recognize all in one screening room!

This year I’m writing reviews for both Slant Magazine and The House Next Door.  As much time as it has taken this past weekend, I’m really enjoying writing them.  I already have five reviews up, including three of the films I saw at TIFF:

Slant:

The Man from London (Bela Tarr)

Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong)

Useless (Jia Zhang-ke)

The House Next Door (also being cross-linked to Zoom In Online:

New films by Peter Hutton and Robert Beavers from the Views from the Avant Garde Program

Go-Go Tales (Abel Ferrara)

Tomorrow evening — The Flight of the Red Balloon!