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George’s TIFF Picks
September 6, 2011
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George has been catching some advance screenings of films coming to the Toronto International Film Festival, which is great, because the rest of the staff on George Tonight have been getting early reviews on some pretty cool movies. We wanted to share them with you.

In that spirit, we managed to grab a few minutes with George earlier this afternoon and asked him which films at TIFF, in his opinion, are most worth your time. Here's what he told us.

50/50

"You've read other reviewers say it, it's about friendship and all that stuff, and it is all that. It's a great movie that spikes your emotions, you sit there and you're receiving things and then you cry, and then you laugh, and you laugh at all the right times so it doesn't feel like a drag.

"On paper, the idea of watching a movie about a guy battling cancer, and his friend, how they deal with it together - on paper it sounds sad, but Seth Rogen is so good in it, Anjelica Huston is so good in it, they make you laugh, and those laughs are honest, they're not cheap.

" I walked out of the movie feeling the best out of all the films I've seen."

Drive

"It's just this really beautiful art film version of a John Woo beat-'em'up, you know? It goes from Ryan Gosling being calm, calm, calm... until it's time to not be calm.

"And then when he goes off, he GOES OFF."

Café de Flore

"One of the best uses of Pink Floyd in a movie. But it also takes you through that really horrible experience of falling in love and falling out of love and knowing that the person that fell in love with you is no longer in love with you, and how you manage yourself in that.

"It incorporates addiction and past lives and death, and as horrible as all that sounds, it's kind of an upbeat movie, in a weird way. It might be the best film of the festival."

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