A Canadian smarty-pants who reads a lot of scripts and with whom I’ve corresponded for three or four years says that (a) Vadim Perlman‘s In Bloom “is a mess…the only real value of the film is a strong Uma Thurman performance,” (b) that George Romero‘s Diary of the Dead “sucks,” (c) that The Girl in the Park is “a real bore,” and (d) that “acquisitions-wise this festival is dead…this could very well be the worst TIFF [in this respect] ever.”