I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of election campaigns. So I'm glad that hot on the heels of the Presidential showdown of 2012 comes a contest that really matters, the Oscars.
That race got off to a semi-official start Saturday night at the 24th annual "International Black Tie Awards Gala" hosted by the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
A few days have passed since the Toronto International Film
Festival ended, giving us a chance to reflect on the highlights of our trip there that were
not necessarily film related.
Starting with the hotel we stayed at. Built in 1929, the Fairmont Royal York Hotel boasts 1365 rooms and the largest
hotel kitchen in Canada.
You might recognize it as the setting for a big scene in the film
"Red" (not the conclusion to Kieslowski's "Three Color" trilogy but the one in
which Helen Mirren shoots a machine gun).