Sarah Polley’s new film supposed to impress

hen was the last time you saw a movie and continued to think about it -- how the plot moved, the characters developed, how the visual effects made you feel -- the next day? How about the last time you saw a movie and excitedly told everyone you bumped into that they should see it too?

Was it Inglourious Basterds? Million Dollar Baby? Or, maybe Titanic?

Can't think of any film that has knocked your socks off in the past year or two, or more, right? That's because there hasn't been any.

The Hollywood machine readily admits the only thing dramatic about movies this winter -- as we're pounded with silly remakes and banal sequels -- is that the amount of tickets sold has plummeted 22% over last year. The Hollywood executives agree: "So far there is just nothing terribly compelling about what we're delivering as an industry," said Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Pictures.

But before you lose all faith, know there's at least one picture waiting in the wings that may have some key ingredients that go into clever filmmaking. Naturally, it's a movie being made by Canadians.

Take This Waltz, written and directed by the awesome Sarah Polley, is expected to debut in September at the Toronto Film Festival. While the soundtrack is still being laid in Toronto at Tatersall Sound & Picture, the rest of the editing has been done and word is it's a refreshing winner.


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