Among the films I’ve seen but haven’t written about: Chappaquiddick (first-rate…saw this morning, review half-written), The Florida Project (excellent! Oscar-quality), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Frances McDormand acting honors, surprising story — more about forgiveness than revenge), Victoria and Abdul (Judi Dench definitely one of five Best Actress nominees), Disobedience (so well-made and full of feeling that I’m not even going to use the phrase ‘hot lesbo action,’ although it does have that), The Mountain Between Us (not bad but nowhere near Touching The Void…slowish, talky) and Battle of the Sexes (I tapped out a reaction or two during Telluride, but haven’t found time to write the requisite four or five graphs.

Plus I’m about to catch Lili Fini Zanuck‘s Eric Clapton:A Life in 12 Bars.

Films I’m looking to see: I, Tonya, Outside In, Sammy Davis: I Gotta Be Me, The Disaster Artist, The Death of Stalin.

I’m going to retire to the apartment tonight to catch up…the to-do list is just going to grow and grow.


The great Darren Aronofsky, director-writer of the controversial but essential mother! — Sunday, 9.10, 5:40 pm at Toronto Ritz Carlton.

A brief respite in a small neighborhood park, a block from HE headquarters at 74 Oxford Street.