The Long Week Closes: Too Big to File August 26, 2017

The only good news these days is that nobody talks about killing Obamacare anymore.

I’d like to make clear right now that our TIFF index will be handled very differently this year. That page will focus only on three sections: Masters, Wavelengths, and Platform, which are the only three sections I have strong interest in keeping track of.

I’m making this change because it’s hard for me to get excited about adding to an index which mostly consists of movies that have already appeared on other festival indexes, like Cannes and Sundance. The largeness of TIFF is another contributing factor. I’m prepared to make the NYFF indexes comprehensive for the foreseeable future because it’s so much smaller.

TIFF coverage on this website will probably look no different from before. It’s only that the TIFF index will now be heavily condensed.

New Releases
Beach Rats (Eliza Hittman, United States, 2017, 16 reviews)
Polina (Valérie Müller & Angelin Preljocaj, France, 2016, 5 reviews)

Cinema of the Past
The Enchanted Desna (Yuliya Solntseva, Soviet Union, 1964, 3 reviews)
La Poison (Sacha Guitry, France, 1951, 5 reviews)
The Ladies Man (Jerry Lewis, United States, 1961, 7 reviews)
Sid & Nancy (Alex Cox, United Kingdom, 1986, 10 reviews)

New Pages Added This Week (18)
Railway Sleepers (Sompot Chidgasornpongse, Thailand, 2017)
Triple Agent (Éric Rohmer, France, 2004)
The Lady and the Duke (Éric Rohmer, France, 2001)
Catherine de Heilbronn (Éric Rohmer, France, 1980)
Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany, 1972)
The Story of the Flaming Years (Yuliya Solntseva, Soviet Union, 1961)
Frost (Sarunas Bartas, Ukraine, 2017)
Jabberwocky (Terry Gilliam, United Kingdom, 1977)
The Day of the Dolphin (Mike Nichols, United States, 1973)
The Petrified Forest (Masahiro Shinoda, Japan, 1973)
Silence (Masahiro Shinoda, Japan, 1971)
The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan (Masahiro Shinoda, Japan, 1970)
Polina (Valérie Müller & Angelin Preljocaj, France, 2016)
No No Nooky T.V. (Barbara Hammer, United States, 1987)
Nitrate Kisses (Barbara Hammer, United States, 1992)
Himiko (Masahiro Shinoda, Japan, 1974)
Ballad of Orin (Masahiro Shinoda, Japan, 1977)
Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (Masahiro Shinoda, Japan, 1975)

Images: Beach Rats, The Enchanted Desna.

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