TIFF 2010 Part 2: ‘Let Me In’, ‘Buried’ & ‘Monsters’

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One of the most important film festivals in the world, the Toronto International Film Festival combines the prestige of Cannes with Sundance’s Blackberry-clicking dickbags in boat shoes and scarves. Plus, if you wander past any of the red carpets at TIFF’s innumerable premieres, you’ll get to experience a media whirlwind not unlike watching the entire cast of Entertainment Tonight blowing the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

But while the stars may be in the spotlight, the films are still the highlight, with top notch programming that includes major works of world cinema, American blockbusters, and the cult-focused Midnight Madness section. Tonight, Sound on Sight takes a look at some of the 2010 edition’s genre programming, with the American remake of Swedish vampire film Let Me In, the highly-anticipated sci-fi romance Monsters, and Ryan Reynolds-vehicle Buried.

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Buried movie

Playlist:

Blue Oyster Cult – Burnin’ For You

Freur – Doot Doot

The Mae Shi – Run To Your Grave

David Bowie – Scary Monsters

4 Comments
  1. […] Let Me In […]

  2. Ricky D says

    Hey Jessica,

    I can’t speak on who will or won’t find it entertaining. Not everyone will.

    Also I believe Al did make a joke about how he was his own biggest obstacle. We just didn’t get into it because his wise crack pretty much covered that area.

    In regards to all your problems with the script… well we both said is was stupid so that covers that.

    And yes I meant the Mark White reveal…. it was lame.

    please see the other two and support them. They are both great!

    Thank you for the feedback.

    1. Jessica says

      Hello again,

      Guess I probably missed Al’s joke (I was listening to the podcast on the metro, some things probably skipped by me). I guess Buried just really annoyed me. It was a great concept but…it just didn’t resonate with me. Until the very end. To me, the ending was the only memorable thing about the movie (despite the lameness of that one line).

      Didn’t mean to dump on your review. I really did enjoy listening to it. The movie was just…not at all what I was expecting. And I did think that Ryan Reynolds’ dickishness was an important part of the movie.

      I stayed away from Let Me In because I kept hearing that having seen the original makes you appreciate the remake less. It took me 2 viewings to truly appreciate the original. I’ll see the remake probably next week because despite the comparisons, it has been getting good reviews…and because I need to see good horror flick in theaters.

      Keep up the good work and thanks for the reply. :)

  3. Jessica says

    I saw Buried a few days ago and I have to disagree with you guys on a few points:
    -I found it anything but “fun” but that’s probably because I’m a bit claustrophobic. However, I was pretty bored at times. Maybe it’s because we already know what his situation is and that he can’t simply push on the lid to open it, so every time he would take up time between phone calls for that would bore me.
    -I only caught one “possible” customer service joke when he said “Don’t put me on hold!” I don’t see how that counts as using all those clichés. In fact, there was far less customer service stuff than I would have expected. He would get through to the people he wanted to speak to really quickly.
    -One thing you guys didn’t mention is how the guy’s biggest obstacle was himself. He was panickng but that made him very…unpleasant. It was frustrating how he would waste his time talking to everyone except the person who could actually get him out of there and when he did, it was to bitch at him. And why didn’t he look for a GPS when he figured out the settings on the phone? And why waste valuable cell phone time on a fricking *possible spoiler* phone interview?! It was clear that he should hang up when he was being asked all those yes/no questions. Especially when he would yell at whoever was trying to get more info on his situation, as if they should magically know how and why he got there. When the British guy asked him to look for markings inside the coffin, he never did it. He took forever to give him the kidnapper’s phone number, which he has had since the beginning…etc, etc. That was really frustrating to me. I know that I would probably be panicked if I were in this situation but this is a movie. I don’t want to watch 90 min of freaking out.
    -I do agree with Ricky about the ending, though. You were referring to the Mark White reveal (is that vague enough), right? I didn’t buy that shit either. But I didn’t mind the very last line because he (not Ryan Reynolds) should feel that way for making…things more…difficult for Ryan Reynolds’ character?

    Damn it’s hard to discuss these things without spoilers!!!

    Haven’t seen the other 2 movies but I might comment on them once I do.

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