You'd think that one psychopath would be enough for a movie. As a character in Martin McDonagh's film "Seven Psychopaths" points out, they can get tiresome. But McDonagh, the prolific playwright and the director of the unconventional, black comic gangster movie "In Bruges," has managed to brilliantly orchestrate not only his seven whack jobs and as many narratives.
I had been skeptical about disgruntled filmgoer Sarah Deming's
lawsuit stating, among other things, that the film "Drive" might rouse
anti-Semitic violence. I didn't think it was likely to incite
violence of any kind. Until I saw this story about Tiger Woods fan Brandon Kelly, who assaulted his idol with a hot dog.
It doesn't take long at the Toronto International Film Festival, the biggest in the world in many ways and the one where the studios and independents showcase their Fall releases and put them through an Oscar trial run, to learn how the world works.To figure out how the ticketing system here works is another matter. Be that as it may, many of the films seem to have as their theme the inside story on how the really important things operate behind the scenes.