Jason Anderson is one of Toronto's busiest freelancers, writing for EYE Weekly, the Toronto Star, CBC Arts, among others. Word on the street is that he once got into a bare knuckle fight with Lee Marvin and lived to tell the tale. That story intimidates me so much I've never asked him to confirm or deny. Instead, I asked for his Top Three Picks:
Fire of Conscience: Only one of the bunch I’ve actually seen and can therefore endorse as a very satisfying piece of old-school Hong Kong action with the new-school addition of many explosive devices. And if you thought Hard Boiled had the last word on natal-related action setpieces, think again.Fire of Conscience screens:
The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman: Surely the culinary/martial arts crossover I’ve been waiting for since accidentally renting Tampopo when I meant to get Tiger Claws 2.
Vanishing on 7th Street: Brad Anderson’s Session 9 and The Machinist are two distinctive creep-outs so I’m very curious to see (or not see) what happens in the dark.
Saturday, September 18. 11:59PM Ryerson
Sunday, September 19. Scotiabank 11
The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman screens:
Thursday, September 16 11:59PM Ryerson
Friday, September 17. 6:30PM AMC 6
Saturday September 18 3:30PM Scotiabank 2
Vanishing on 7th Street screens:
Sunday, Septermber 12, 11:59PM, Ryerson
Monday, September 13. 2:00PM AMC 2
You can buy tickets from the official TIFF website.