So Eric/Alexander was a no show. :( And I'm pretty sure he was still in town earlier today, so I don't know what to think that he didn't come to the screening. Maybe he had to leave but it's annoying when stars come to Toronto just to do the press junket and then skip the public screenings.
The good news is that the film, Disconnect, was good. Got a standing ovation. (The first one I've seen this year. Actually, I don't remember any last year, either.)
Disconnect is about how technology is affecting the way we interact with each other and I really enjoyed it. There were four main story lines and they all intersect to some extent, but not quite as unexpectedly or as interestingly as in films like Crash or Babel or 21 Grams. Did I think it was the best movie I've ever seen? No... But it's good. And Jason Bateman does well in a dramatic role. It made me cry.
So far, my favorite movie would be between Writers and Byzantium. I'll blog about all of them. But not tonight. I'm bagged.
Tonight I also saw Arthur Newman, which was interesting and different, but something about it was a bit off... The audience in general did not seem to like it -- barely any applause at the end. The only thing I can put my finger on right now is that Colin Firth does not do American accents well. I remember thinking that in another (very bad) movie I saw him in too... Maybe with J Lo?
On the other hand, Emily Blunt can do any kind of accent she chooses to--and she does at least three or four different ones in this movie, all convincingly. Thinking about it now, she was pretty spectacularly good in the movie.
Movies I haven't seen that I'm hearing great buzz about:
Rust and Bone
Those are the ones I can think of right now, anyway. :)