Cinecast Episode 410 – Mid-TIFF Recap Starring Ryan McNeil

The Toronto International Film Festival is halfway through its course. Which means Andrew is halway through being jealous. Kurt is in full-on festival mode, so per usual, Ryan McNeil from The Matinee joins us for his annual mid-fest recap. We cover a bunch of his TIFF screenings as well as a couple things happening back here on the home front. Of course we keep things totally spoiler-free for the TIFF stuff. Andrew wants to get populist and so we talk some Avengers 2 and the amazingness that is the send-up of Fast & Furious with Joseph Kahn’s Torque. Ryan of course cannot leave well enough alone and insists on starting up the Mistress America debate. And we end with Purple Rain. Because it’s Prince.

As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!

 

 
 

 


 

TIME TRACKS:

TIFF reviews ends @1:50:31
Watch list ends @2:24:15
That’s about it. Ultimolee take the week off!?

 

TIFF RECAP FILMS:

The Lobster (Ryan’s “mistrial”)
Ma Ma
Cemetery of Splendor
Into the Forest
Five Nights in Maine
Rams
Brooklyn
Victoria
The Wait
Youth
Green Room
Sicario
Anomalisa
Demolition

 

THE WATCH LIST:

ANDREW
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Torque

RYAN
Mistress America
Orange is the New Black

 

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Craig
Guest

Is anyone else finding this episode painfully slow to d/l on Itunes? All my other podcasts on there are fine so it might be on your end?

Thomas Wishloff
Guest

My download was fine.

DJB
Guest

Mine was fine too

Craig
Guest

All good now, thanks for the replies.

Gerry
Guest

Totally disagree with the comment that Leonardo Di Caprio didn’t deserve to win an oscar as the winner’s acting was always better in the years he was nominated.

He should’ve won best actor for The Departed, but was nominated for supporting actor (I think at his behest as he was in Blood Diamond in the same year). He was way better than the winner in this category, Alan Arkin (as was Eddy Murphy).

I like Arkin so I’m not biased against him.

Ryan McNeil
Guest

Wrong about a few different things here…

I didn’t say that Leo didn’t/hasn’t deserved to win an Oscar for the parts he’s played; I said the years he’s been nominated another actor was clearly the favorite.

Leo didn’t get nominated for Departed, so that’s a moot point. Also, he didn’t get nominated for Supporting Actor that year, he was up for lead, where he lost to Forest Whittaker whose performance in THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND still holds up.

I love Leo, and he’ll get his due at some point…so far he’s just had the bad luck to be nominated in some really tough years where there’s just too many great performances ahead of him.

Gerry
Guest

You are absolutely right sir.

‘Tom O’Neil of Gold Derby explained to E! in 2011 that Leo didn’t win in 2006 because he was nominated for Blood Diamond instead of The Departed, since Warner Bros. asked him to campaign as supporting for the Scorsese movie.’

That’s what I was thinking about. He didn’t even get a nomination. You have to campaign for / buy an oscar nomination.

You don’t have to buy Golden Globe or Bafta nominations so he received nominations for both of those for best actor.

It was Wahlberg and Eddie Murphy who were better than Arkin in the supporting category.

Sean Kelly
Guest

Commuting is a bit of a challenge for me during festival, since I live in the west end of Toronto and require at least an hour of travel time to get to the main festival hub.

After a Midnight Madness screening on Friday night, I didn’t get home until after 4am. Thankfully, I have long ago stopped going to morning screenings.

devolutionary
Guest

Ha, morning? What’s morning? Unfortunately, my brain doesn’t catch up to my body until at least 10AM.

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