The 35th Toronto International Film Festival has come to an end. 11 days, 30.5 films, 1 hostel, 1 hotel, one trip to Buffalo, and thousands upon thousands of written words later it is over.

It was my fourth year attending, but first as press. I got to meet and hang out with some incredible people, an experience I’ll never forget. This year also marked the launch of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, located down in the entertainment district. With programming running year around, it nearly made me want to move to Toronto. They polled Toronto filmgoers and gathered the “Essential 100” films of all-time, which they have a piece of each on exhibit, as well as screening them all throughout the year. It is a fascinating building and has unlimited potential. I urge anyone to check it out when they are in Toronto.

We still have a few reviews coming, but I’d like to wrap-up our coverage thus far and let you know our overall thoughts. I only saw about 10% of the entire 300+ TIFF line-up, but I tried to catch all the major ones. Check out my thoughts below with links to any reviews.


The Ward


Henry’s Crime
Vanishing on 7th St.

What’s Wrong With Virginia


Cave of Forgotten Dreams
The Conspirator
The Debt
Easy A
The High Cost of Living
I’m Still Here
Let Me In
Stake Land


Everything Must Go
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Last Night
Never Let Me Go

Loved (Top 10):

10. The Town (dir. Ben Affleck)

9. Beginners (dir. Mike Mills)

8. Tabloid (dir. Errol Morris)

7. Rabbit Hole (dir. John Cameron Mitchell)

6. Armadillo (dir. Janus Metz Pedersen)

5. Meek’s Cutoff (dir. Kelly Reichardt)

4. 127 Hours (dir. Danny Boyle)

3. The King’s Speech (dir. Tom Hooper)

2. Submarine (dir. Richard Ayoade)

1. Black Swan (dir. Darren Aronofsky)

More TFS Coverage:

Armadillo (James B.)
Boxing Gym (John F.)
Bunraku (James B.)
Confessions (Raffi A.)
Easy A (John F.)
Guest (John F.)
How To Start Your Own Country (James B.)
Jack Goes Boating (Kristy P.)
NEDS (John F.)
The Pipe (John F.)
Super (James B.)

What were your favorite films at TIFF10? What are you looking forward to most?

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