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The Best of Toronto International Film Festival 2012

Written by on September 18, 2012 

As we cross the Canadian border and return home, it’s time to wrap up the most comprehensive film festival cinema has to offer. Concluding this past weekend, no other event in the world does a better job of previewing what’s to come this fall than the Toronto International Film Festival.

During the ten-day stretch we saw many films, but its time to highlight our ten favorites (fall fest premieres only), so click the titles or images to see our reviews in full form. Then check out the rest of our takes below from correspondents on the ground including Jared Mobarak, John Fink, Ethan Vestby, Christopher Schobert and Minhee Bae. Thanks for following our coverage and stay tuned on updates as the films below see releases.

The Best

Anna Karenina (Joe Wright)

Cloud Atlas (Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer)

Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)

The Impossible (Juan Antonio Bayona)

Inch’Allah (Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette)

The Place Beyond the Pines (Derek Cianfrance)

Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell)

Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)

To the Wonder (Terrence Malick)

Twice Born (Sergio Castellitto)

The Rest
(click titles for reviews, if available)

Your Complete Guide & Capsule Reviews of Entire 2012 TIFF Short Cuts Canada Programmes

Honorable Mentions: Argo, First Comes LoveGangs of Wasseypur, Much Ado About Nothing, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Tabu

The GoodBaby Blues, Berberian Sound Studio, Blancanieves, ByzantiumThe Company You KeepFar Out Isn’t Far Enough, Hellbenders, Imagine, The Lords of SalemSeven Psychopaths, Ship of TheseusShores of Hope, What Richard DidWhen I Saw You, White Elephant

The So-So: Aftershock, At Any Price, The Color of the Chameleon, The Crimes of Mike Recket, Greetings From Tim BuckleyHere Comes the DevilHotel Transylvania, In Another Country, Janeane From Des MoinesA Late Quartet, A Liar’s Autobiography, The Time Being, Something in the Air, The Suicide Shop

The Bad: End of Watch, Imogene, Passion

Other TIFF Films We’ve Already Seen: Amour, Antiviral, Beyond the HillsThe Hunt, Laurence AnywaysLike Someone in LoveThe Master, Me and You, NoOn the Road, RealityRoom 237Rust & Bone, The Sessions, SightseersSmashed, The We and the I


Crimes of Mike Recket Director Bruce Sweeney on Low-Budget Filmmaking and Daring the Audience

When I Saw You Writer/Director Annemarie Jacir on Jordan/Palestinian Relations and the Fadayee

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Did you attend TIFF? What were your favorite films?

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