What makes French films, eh, French? The facile answer: a focus on love: married, obsessive, at first sight. In its 20th season the popular Rendez Vous at Lincoln Center, shows a penchant for action adventure -- and, serial killers.
This year's Toronto Film Festival offers fewer must-see high profile films or auteurist masterworks than in the past. It's the ensemble of films -- their variety, range, and sheer cojones -- that's rewarding.