Our crack reviewer Peg Aloi is also a practiving Wiccan, and thus the ideal person to report on this up-and-coming event that just wrapped up today. Fittingly in this city infamous for witch hunts, a featured film included "West of Memphis," (reviewed by Jake Mulligan in this week's issue of "The Phoenix") a documentary about a contemporary witch hunt -- the wrongful prosecution and conviction of the three then teenagers of the title for a 1993 triple homicide.
It’s not just Kevin we need to talk about. There are a lot
of bad boys here at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Like Brandon (Michael
Fassbender), a 30ish Wall Street in “Shame,”
Steve McQueen’s bleak “Last Tango” for the internet porn age. Unlike Kevin, he
doesn’t kill anyone. No, that would be more the style of his 80s predecessor Patrick
Bateman in Mary Harron’s 2000 adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis’s “American
(Fassbender at times bears a resemblance to Bale in that movie).