As I had already seen most of this week's releases, I have done a lot of re-watching over the last four days. Repeats views of Your Sister's Sister, The Avengers, Berberian Sound Studio and Killer Joe have secured them consideration for my end-of-year Top 30. Berberian Sound Studio - which I watched at the Sydney Underground Film Festival on Friday night - after offering up a puzzling experience on first look at MIFF, really satisfied on a re-watch. One of the most original, stimulating and technically outstanding feature films I have had the pleasure to view this year.
This week I thought I would focus on recognising some of the lucky people (passionate film enthusiasts and talented writers, all of them) who are meeting up in Toronto and covering the festival:
Sam @ Duke and the Movies has so far reviewed Looper, Amour, The Central Park Five, The Sessions, Reality and The Silver Linings Playbook.
CS @ Big Thoughts From A Small Mind has reviewed Stromboli and War of the Volcanoes.
Joseph @ Black Sheep Reviews has so far reviewed The Company You Keep, The Silver Linings Playbook, Amour, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, West of Memphis, Stories We Tell, Anna Karenina, Dredd 3D, Looper, On the Road, Rust And Bone.
Andrew Robinson @gmanReviews has reviewed Looper, The We and the I and Rust and Bone in his TIFF diaries.
Also writing in the form of a diary is Corey Atad @ justAtad. So far, you can check out his thoughts on Days 1 & 2 and reviews of Rust and Bone, The Gatekeeper, Stories We Tell and Like Someone in Love.
Ryan McNeil @ The Matinee always provides wonderful coverage of TIFF and 2012 is no exception. Check out his reviews of Rust and Bone, Like Someone In Love, The Place Beyond the Pines and Seven Psychopaths.
Also, Andrew at A Constant Visual Feast shares his thoughts on one of the most affecting films I have seen this year, Oslo, August 31st.
Andrew Kendall reviews Bachelorette.
Ethan shares 'Fifteen Criterion That He Wishes Were Real'. Brilliantly inventive.
Sam has recently become a LAMB member and takes a look at a pair of docos that screened at the Sydney Underground Film Festival over the weekend.
Alex's review of The Imposter is as much a masterpiece as the film itself.
James takes a look at Hellboy. He's a big fan.
Hope everyone has a great week. Look for reviews of The Watch and Damsels in Distress to come over the next week.