Festival Friday

You know how it goes: TIFF is swinging into gear, and while there are still movies opening in town today they’re not exactly anyone’s top priority. But I will list them, for those of you who don’t have to lock yourselves to the festival schedule.

The Perfect Guy: David M. Rosenthal, the high-minded director of Janie Jones and A Single Shot, seems like an odd choice for this thriller starring Sanaa Lathan as a woman in a love triangle with Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut. But hey, work is work.

The Visit: M. Night Shyamalan’s latest is a slow-burn horror movie with a twist, and thus is being hailed a return to form after The Last Airbender and After Earth. It is my sad duty to remind you that The Happening was also supposed to be a return to form after the non-genre-specific weirdness of Lady in the Water, so, yeah.

Wolf Totem: Jean-Jacques Annaud went to China to make this IMAX 3D adventure about a student (Feng Xiaofeng) who befriends a wolf cub. Andrew liked it, so I’m intrigued, but I’m warning you right now: Nothing had better happen to that puppy.

Anyway, that’s the slate for this weekend. Me, I gotta go talk knitwear and 3D cameras with Wim Wenders. Such is life.

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