Kate Beckinsale at TIFF

TIFF Today: September 13, 2008

Photo: Kate Beckinsale on the red carpet by Ryan Coleman.

It's over. Almost.

Today is the last day of the Toronto International Film Festival, and honestly, I spent my night partying the festival away last night, so that's why this update is a little late. Apologies.

It has been a good festival for partying, I'll admit that. Whether it was a good festival for everything else has yet to be decided.

Eye Weekly's blog has an article asking if this year's TIFF was the "worst film festival ever" and Tim was interviewed by CTV asking if the festival has become too elitist. The verdict by most: a resounding yes.

It hasn't been all bad, to be honest. While Matt Mazur from PopMatters (as published in the Kansas City Star) was disappointed by the "jerks on Blackberrys and iPhones," he had a lot of good things to say about the festival and about Toronto itself — including shout outs for the Queen Mother Cafe, the helpful volunteers, and friendly Canadians on the whole.

If you're looking to send off the festival in style, TIFF is hosting a free outdoor concert and wrap party in Yonge Dundas Square tonight. The party will feature performances by Esthero, The Midway State, and Cadence Weapon, kicks off at 8pm tonight, and is open to anyone in the city.

Finally, if you're not looking to party but instead looking to catch a screening some time today, here are a few films that have been getting some good buzz but might have slipped under your radar. (They all still have tickets available too!) If you do decide to check any of them out, let us know what you think of them!

Happy festivaling! Keep checking blogTO over the next few days for wrapup and final coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival.


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