TIFF 2013 SCREENING LIST

TIFF 2013 SCREENING LIST

 

  • 12.12.12
    full review


  • 12 YEARS A SLAVE
    Extraordinary, moving, the perfect blend of a historical drama and artfilm. McQueen’s masterpiece, instantly jumps to consideration for top of any best-of-year list


  • A TOUCH OF SIN
    full review

  • A FIELD IN ENGLAND
    A surreal, baffling, yet (blessedly) humourous experimental film by Ben Wheatley that is sure to divide audiences, but has great moments of charm.

  • AFFLICTED
    “Great ideas with unfulfilled execution. Think CHRONICLE w/ Vampires on Travel Channel in this strong but uneven debut”

  • ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE
    Despite a cute RAIDERS reference, there’s not much else to draw one to this fluffy MM premiere.


  • ALMOST HUMAN
    80s style Alien-abudction shlock horror made for a fun X-FILES-like horror show. Amusing, if forgettable

  • BAD WORDS
    full review
  • BEYOND THE EDGE
    A hybrid doc/recreation about tragedy on Everest. Stunning 3D imagery, with a story to match
  • BLIND DETECTIVE
    He’s a detective…and he’s BLIND! Johnnie To and Andy Lau make for an entertaining flick, if a bit silly.
  • BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
    Soooo French. Winning the Palme d’or didn’t do much to lower expectations, but despite being overlong and overpraised it’s still a film worth tackling.
  • BLUE RUIN
    Intriguing low budget thriller. Epic opening sequence is tremendous, the over-the-top ending a little less so

  • BREAK LOOSE
    full review
  • CANNIBAL
    The anti-Hannibal, a slick yet in the end somber take on a matter-of-fact maniac

  • COLD EYES
    High concept Korean police thriller, where the techniques in The Wire are taken to almost ridiculous  extremes
  • CONCRETE NIGHT
    Miserable surroundings, a miserable family, and not much to draw one to this Black-and-White dreary flick
  • DEVIL’S KNOT
    full review
  • DON JON
    JGL’s tale of love and chronic masturbation is quite charming, even if a bit slight. Still, its heart is in the right place.

  • ENEMY
    full review

  • ENOUGH SAID
    full review
  • FILTHY GORGEOUS
    Avrich once again proves to be a superficial filmmaker, doing little to expose this unique character, making what amounts to a commercial for his legacy.
  • GRAVITY
    full review



  • GREEN INFERNO
    Dull and dreary, a throwback Cannibal horror film that misses its mark wildly.

  • iNUMBER NUMBER
    “Incredible-a South African RESERVOIR DOGS, it’s dark, fresh, and so much damn fun. A must see!”


  • JODOROWSKI’S DUNE
    Intriguing doc on one of cinema’s great lost projects. Some terrific moments, but I didn’t feel it all added up in the end to more than these fun vignettes.

  • LIFE OF CRIME
    “May not join its sibling JACKIE BROWN at tops of Leonard adaptations, but it’s well told and performed”

  • MADE IN AMERICA
    full review

  • MAN OF TAI CHI
    full review

  • McCANICK
    full review

  • MOEBIUS
    Kim Ki-Duk’s latest, and it’s both disturbing (as per usual) and a hell of a lot of fun.

  • OCULUS
    full review


  • ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE
    Jarmusch brings his regular lugubrious wit to a tale of Vampires with enui. Delicious, biting, with a perfect cast.

  • PARKLAND
    full review
  • PRISONERS
    Villeneuve goes Hollywood, but brings a lot of what makes him special with him. There’s about 90% of an amazing film here, but it all kind of collapses in the last 20 or so tacked on minutes.
  • PROXY
    Almost unwatchable revenge thriller. Long, tedious, boring, with a truly repellent morality

  • R100
    Deep, philosophical, madcap and insane, Matusumoto’s latest may be his most effective. Interview



  • RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS
    full review

  • RIGOR MORTIS
    Hong Kong floaty vampire riff, more of interest to people that were actually nostalgic for what’s presented here.
  • RUSH
    full review

  • SAPI
    A meta take on mondern news gathering, there’s a good idea in here killed by poor execution.

  • SARA PREFERS TO RUN
    Another in a long, long line of coming-of-age films, this one is just about charming enough to keep you interested.
  • STARRED UP
    full review

  • STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM
    A kind of mini follow-up to Mark Cousins’ epic series that played last year. Still the same issues, but divorced from trying to find flaws it’s an entertaining 90 minutes of critique and clips.
  • SUNSHINE ON LEITH
    full review

  • THE ART OF THE STEAL
    Terrible heist film with a celebrated cast doing their best to tread on their reputations

  • THE DOG
    full review

  • THE DOUBLE
    Ayode brings his best Brazil in this often madcap journey into the heart of bureaucratic and emotional darkness.

  • THE F WORD
    full review



  • THE FAKE
    Appalling animated film, unlikeable characters that all treat each other badly. I hated almost every second.
  • THE FIFTH ESTATE
    full review
  • THE MAJOR
    Messed up Police drama, as cold and chilling as its locale.
  • THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG
    Awful, derivative, painful to watch. “The wrong kind of wrong.”


  • THE SQUARE
    full review

  • THE STAG
    “A story of “men who use words as weapons” – THE STAG is a colourful Irish comedy that’s a sure audience pleaser”

  • THE STATION
    What should be a silly remake of THE THING actually turns out to be pretty effective.


  • THE UNKNOWN KNOWN
    Another wonderfully probing and epistemologically sophisticated doc by Errol Morris. Rumsfeld logic writ large

  • TIM’S VERMEER
    full review


  • TRACKS

  • TRIPTYCH
    full review

  • UNFORGIVEN
    full review
  • WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE
    The Hawkins brothers bring a dash of Coens and a lot of Tarantino to this family crime drama. Strong, if derivative.
  • WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL
    Sion Sono brings the crazy with his latest fuckbomb.

  • WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY
    full review
  • WITCHING & BITCHING
    “a bit of macabre madness, a rampant romp into old school silliness”

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