It's not too late to check out excellent entries screening the last weekend of the Toronto International Film Fest. And check out our continuing daily online reports and reviews at www.nowtoronto.com/tiff.
Thursday, September 14
BREAKING AND ENTERING (Anthony Minghella) Minghella returns to a present-day setting in this complex film about an architect who chases a thief, with strange repercussions. Great cast. Noon, Elgin.
OUTSOURCED (John Jeffcoat) Culture-clash cinema starring Josh Hamilton , who moves to India to manage a call centre for a firm selling kitschy Americana. 2:30 pm, Varsity 8.
COLOSSAL YOUTH (Pedro Costa) A series of monologues illuminate Lisbon's lower depths in this poetic and moving film. 5:15 pm, Varsity 2.
BLINDSIGHT (Lucy Walker) Funny and gorgeous doc tracks sightless Erik Weihenmayer as he leads blind Tibetan teens on a Himalayan expedition. 5:30 pm, Varsity 3.
Friday, September 15
SUBURBAN MAYHEM (Paul Goldman) Emily Barclay plays a bad girl you don't wanna know in this edgy Australian drama. 11:45 am, Varsity 6.
WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS (Spike Lee) An incensed Lee is completely focused in this documentary about New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina. 6 pm, Ryerson.
MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES (Jennifer Baichwal) Awesome documentary, based on Ed Burtynsky 's photos and shot by fest honoree Peter Mettler , finds beauty and horror in industrial landscapes. 8 pm, Varsity 1 or 6.
L'HOMME DE SA VIE (Zabou Breitman) Charles Berling and Bernard Campan are brilliant as neighbours in the French countryside who connect in surprising ways. 9:45 pm, Isabel Bader.
Saturday, September 16
SUMMER '04 (Stefan Krohmer) Sharp dialogue and cool plot turns mark this subtle psychological drama tracking the changing relationships among five people on vacation. 3 pm, Varsity 5.
THE KILLER WITHIN (Macky Alston) Strangely quiet doc brings us face to face with Bob Bechtel , who seems unfazed as he confessed he murdered his college classmate to his family and friends. 3:15 pm, Paramount 3.
TAXIDERMIA (György Palfi) Outrageous surreal satire covers masturbation, eating contests and taxidermy. A true festival film - i.e., the kind you won't get a chance to see again. 5:45 pm, Varsity 1 PARIS, JE T'AIME (Joel and Ethan Coen and 19 others) Compilation pic sets 20 love stories, each with a different director, in different Parisian districts. 6 pm, Ryerson.
I DON'T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE (Tsai Ming-liang) More erotic dreamscapes from festival fave Tsai, who makes fascinating films that don't necessarily get distribution. See it while you can. 10 pm, Varsity 3.