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TIFF Review Roundup: September 11

TIFF day four and we've got more! Reviews, that is!

As TIFF rolls on, callow and unfeeling, we’re here to help you choose which movies to see, and which ones to avoid like they suffer from a serious dose of cine-cooties. First off today is Nicolas Winding Refn’s much-anticipated Drive (), which while fast, furious, and pretty fun in places, is a bit hollow. (Though it does put College’s ethereal dream pop jam “Real Hero” to exceptional use.) Also kind of “meh” is local filmmaker Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz (), which puts Seth Rogen to surprisingly good use, while putting Leonard Cohen’s “Take This Waltz” to predictable use. Finally, a must-see for us, is Léa Pool’s Pink Ribbons, Inc. (), a thorough takedown of the exploitative culture of breast cancer awareness. And hey, don’t take our word for it. We interviewed Léa Pool last week, who told us all about her involvement with the film.

Also, in case you were asleep at the wheel or don’t check Torontoist constantly, to the exclusion of eating and sleeping and spending time with your loved ones, check out our new reviews of Wuthering Heights (), The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (), Cuchera (), Avalon (), Paul Williams: Still Alive (), and Alexander Sokurov’s Faust (), which just took home the Golden Lion at Venice.

Want more TIFF? We’ve got you covered.

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