So I've spent the past couple of days downtown at the TIFF festival. The past couple of years I've been a volunteer but this year I decided just to buy tickets rather than bust my butt for free.
Went to the Gala presentation of the film, so Ben Barnes was present (Colin Firth canceled, which is lame but understandable). My seat was up int he highest balcony, but since I did know a lot of the volunteers I managed to get a ticket on the main floor.
I'm rather indifferent to this film. I enjoyed the novel and really do enjoy watching Ben Barnes and Colin Firth together (Easy Virtue was much more enjoyable than this film). I went into the film with the expectations that Dorian was going to have a lot of sex, kill quite a few people and the painting in the attic would get uglier in the process. Those were all met. The film as a whole was trying a little too hard. I would recommend it maybe as a rental but anything beyond that would be a waste of time and money, sadly.
Another Gala screening, the entire cast and director were present which was really a treat! The film was really marvelous. The acting was great and the film itself was a real sensory experience (something Dorian Gray tried too hard to portray). Gaspard Ulleil was magnificent as the angel and Keisha Castle-Hughes managed to portray an aging wife while not actually aging (not sure what happened with the makeup but everyone else in the film got older and she just looked like she hadn't bathed). Nothing felt forced and the film flowed really well. I didn't think I would be entertained for 2 hours watching a film about wine making, but I was. There was some homo-eroticism in the film that through me off (especially with the actors sitting right in front of me watching the film), needless to say it was a little awkward for everyone.
I'm hoping to catch the Tom Ford film A Single Man on Thursday and then Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus on Saturday!
So happy right now.
It's Phill Lewis, otherwise known of Mr. Moesby. I love him sfm!!!
Just bought my ticket to the midnight Watchmen screening in IMAX. Way too excited for this!!!!
Going to be five of us going and I'm pretty sure the guys out number the girls. Should be fun times!
Got written up at work today because I was trying to help some customers out....sorry I was being a good employee and that took me away from my regular duties. SUCK IT NOPAY JOB THAT I HATE!