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Andrew’s Journey Through TIFF 2013: Episode I


One of the first stops on the path to film awards season is the Toronto International Film Festival. Boasting one of the largest and most eclectic selections of films from all over the world, it’s safe to say that a visit to the festival has been on my film nerd wish-list for quite some time. This year, that wish became a reality.

The festival ran this year from September 5th to the 15th and I arrived in Toronto on the eve of 5th with plans to post a series of blog entries running through my various experiences at TIFF as they happened. It’s safe to say that it wasn’t meant to be as I severely overestimated the amount of time I would actually have to sit down and produce actual quality writing. Not discussing one of the greatest experiences of my life at all however, would be a mistake and that brings us to this very blog entry.

Over the course of the festival I attended fifteen events in total; thirteen film screenings, one Q & A, and a live read of a previously produced screenplay. The films I had the opportunity to check out were an interesting bunch, some of which will almost certainly factor in to the Academy Awards next year. With this the first of numerous entries, I plan to discuss everything I had the opportunity to see at the festival, along with random experiences I had during my time in the great white north. Toronto, I hardly knew you.

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Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: An Arrested Development Season 4 Review

*Spoilers Abound*

Seven years. Seven long years. Seven long-ass years. Safe to say, it’s been awhile since the Bluth Family has graced our television screens. This past Sunday, May 26th at 12:01am PST (3:00AM where I’m from) the Bluths came back into our lives via Netflix, and it’s safe to say that the wait was…well…we’ll get to that.


Season 4 of Arrested Development is an enigma, something the likes of which we are unlikely to ever experience again. In fact, it is not hyperbole to state that it’s the single most ambitious season of television comedy to ever exist. After seven years off the air, it’s clear creator Mitch Hurwitz wanted to create something different and boy did he ever. Continue reading

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