This morning Tony & Michael joined us for “The Dive” at the Scotiabank Theatre. This is an Israeli film about brothers, family, and obligations. Writer/director Yona Rozenkier is joined by his brothers, Yoel & Micha in the making of the movie. The film is set at the kibbutz they grew up in and many of the extras are members. A well done film, look for it on your streaming devices.
Our Rating for The Dive
Met Karl for lunch at Fox & Fiddle on John Street. Then we walked over to Millie Patisserie to look for treats. Karl had the delicious vanilla bean crepe Cake and Michael had some matcha ice cream. Denise and I walked over to the Hammam Spa to buy some face products. Stopped at the apartment to do a little work and then off to the Princess of Wales Theatre.
With Michael in tow, our next screening was “White Boy Rick”. This is a cautionary tale of a life gone wrong and a young man that appears to have been failed by the justice system. I was distracted by Matthew McConaughey’s excellent diction and vocabulary and the mumbling hipster speak of Richie Merritt. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern and Bel Powley round out the cast. Unless you’re just a fan, I would see it when you can stream it.
Our Rating for White Boy Rick
White Boy Rick Q & A at TIFF 2018
We had to stop by the Member’s Box Office to pick up tickets for Karl, Tony & Michael to see “Green Book” on Saturday afternoon. Walking down King Street brought us to Hey, Lucy’s, one of our favorites. They had a nice table for us on the rooftop patio. We each had a Manhattan transfer and Michael had a beer. The arancini and mac & cheese balls that we shared were delicious.
Back to the Princess of Wales Theatre for “The Old Man & the Gun”. Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek have wonderful chemistry. Redford is as charming and delightful as ever. Even Casey Affleck seems to be less morose than usual. It is a sweet bit a fluff, though I don’t think this should be Redford’s last film. Danny Glover and Tom Waits finish out the Over the Hill Gang. Wait for streaming.
Our Rating for The Old Man and the Gun
The Old Man and the Gun Q & A at TIFF 2018
It’s a beautiful Friday night in Toronto so there is very little outside seating available. After walking around for about twenty minutes we decided to eat at the Zebu food truck on John Street. The truffle fries are very enjoyable, as were the pastel de queijo with dip. Michael had the pernil in a bun. All delicious.
Our last movie of the night was “The Lie” at Scotiabank Theatre. WOW! The performances of Joey King, Peter Sarsgaard and Mireille Enos were riveting. When introducing the movie the moderator used the word Hitchcockian, thought that was a stretch and I was wrong. Don’t want to give anything away. Director – Veena Sud, editor – Philip Fowler, cinematographer – Peter Wunstorf, production designer – Elisa Sauve were in attendance for a Q & A after the film. This movie does not have a release date, so keep watching The GBY for information.
Our Rating for The Lie
The Lie Q & A at TIFF 2018