Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Best of fest: Daydream Nation

Daydream Nation -- my favorite of all the movies I saw this year at the Toronto Film Festival -- is the work of a very promising filmmaker (writer-director Mike Goldbach). But Kat Dennings' strikingly self-assured lead performance is the work of an actress who’s already begun to fulfill her promise. You can read my Variety review of this exceptional indie here. And you can savor one of the most affecting tunes selected for the movie's soundtrack -- Emily Haines’ achingly wistful cover of Neil Young’s “Expecting to Fly" -- in this video clip.

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