Mamo at #TIFF13, Part 2: Walking on Sunshine

Mamo returns from Day 8 of the Toronto International Film Festival 2013! We follow up with Pitch This winner Daniel Cockburn, and then recap days 5-8, including jabber about OCULUS, Canopy, Tracks, How I Live Now, Man of Tai Chi, Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari, Jodorowsky’s Dune, The Unknown Known, Blood Ties, Sunshine on Leith, We Are The Best!, Paradise: Hope, This Is Sanlitun, When Evening Falls on Bucharest, and The Wind Rises. Plus, Dave Voigt pops by for like eight seconds.

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Carlos
Guest

This is Sanlitun here. You guys said some nice things about our film. Cheers!

Sean Kelly
Guest

I don’t know about other people, but my film ratings makes it easier to audit my favourite films at the end of the festival. Plus, I have an explicit reason for each rating I give.

Matt Brown
Guest

That’s a good idea. I on the other hand give a lot of my ratings totally arbitrarily with no explicit reasons behind them at all – one time I gave a film “3 cats out of Denver.”

Goon
Guest

Occasionally for me a good or bad rating is putting down a flag or or against something to try and share or warn others, but in general for me forcing myself to quantify puts that particular watch in a time machine I can look back at. Admittely less useful if done on twitter (though in that cases its more relative to the current conversation), but on letterboxd, with rewatches I’m logging and seeing previous numbers, and as well when I first got on there I put a ranking on every movie I owned as what they currently were in my head, and as I’ve rewatched them I’ve had those numbers be confirmed in some cases and turn out to be very wrong in so many others.

So generally I enjoy ratings as a personal tool. I don’t expect others to think of it that way or adopt any such thing but for me it’s something I enjoy.

As for other peoples ratings, I take them with a grain of salt but when there’s a zillion reviews I can take it as a lead-in to content I may or may not want to continue with. Like if someone has the same ratings as me and arrives there for completely different reasons, which happens, I find that interesting.

And generally as flawed as aggregators can be more often than not they’ve managed expectations on some things, allowed me to avoid more bad movies, see more good movies… when i compare that to when I didn’t do such a thing. If that tool works for me, I’ll use it.

antho42
Guest

Why is it that we North Americans have a hard-time accepting rape comedy? We do it with other taboo subjects, such as murder. Yet, usually not with rape. One can easily argue that rape is one of the worst criminal acts that is still prevalent in society, but I still think that murder is even worse — since it is the full destruction of another being.

If you look at other countries, rape comedy is more accepted, akin to the way North American accept murder.

Matt Brown
Guest

This has nothing to do with the content of the show and I have no idea why you are posting it here. We are NOT going to have the umpteenth idiotic internet argument about rape comedy in these comments.

antho42
Guest

My bad. For some reason, I thought that Kim’s film was mention in this latest MAMO. Yeah, the issue has been talk about before (countless times), but what did interest me about your Vine video reaction was whether the issue issue was more to do we, “North Americans,” having a more “progressive” outlook (for this particular issue) or is it more to do with simply a cultural, relative view of what is appropriate in a comedy?

I was not trying to be a troll or a devil’s advocate — it is just that your six second video reaction left a lasting impression on me. I guess, as weird as it sounds, I never fully confronted the issue before you uploaded the video.

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