Toronto Film Festival: Reviews, news, interviews and photos

Full coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival, including movie reviews of the biggest TIFF premieres and interviews with breakout stars

Toronto Film Festival 2014

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The Judge

Robert Downey Jr. stars in the sort of legal drama that shouts where it could whisper and stomps where it could tiptoe—not always disagreeably

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The Drop

European actors (including future Mad Max Tom Hardy) do an uneven job bringing a "hey-yous-guys" Brooklyn crime drama to life.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Nightcrawler

Viciously funny, it twins the frenetic hunt for shocking footage with the career ambitions of a closet psycho, played by Jake Gyllenhaal.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Tusk

One imagines the scariest thing to Kevin Smith would be the inability to speak—and that's exactly what he explores in this captivatingly weird horror-comedy.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The Equalizer

There’s some sad math happening when Hollywood tries to equalize one of its most distinctive leading men with generic action parts that even Liam Neeson would scowl at.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Men, Women & Children

An ensemble-acted shriek on the topic of Internet overconsumption, it's the first Jason Reitman film to make the director seem about 400 years old.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Wild

Reese Witherspoon seizes onto the role of Cheryl Strayed, spiritually broken and hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, with the talons of a hawk looking for shiny objects below.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The Duke of Burgundy

Britain’s Peter Strickland is a star student of '70s Eurotrash: He turns the soft-focus lesbian cuddling that once titillated weirdos on 42nd Street into something deeper.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Rosewater

Often on fire behind his Daily Show desk, Jon Stewart turns out to be a merely okay director, judging from this sincere yet serviceable political drama.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The Theory of Everything

At its best (which is often), director James Marsh’s affecting biopic of the cosmos-rattling astrophysicist Stephen Hawking plays deftly against schmaltz.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Top Five

Of course, Chris Rock loves to crack us up, but lately, a stealth dramatist has emerged—an impulse further pursued in his dazzling self-directed latest.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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St. Vincent

Why not just call it St. Bill and get it over with? The most lovable curmudgeon in modern movies gets a valedictory lap in Theodore Melfi’s crowd-pleasing dramedy.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Toronto Film Festival 2013

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Don Jon, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Jarmusch and sex

Our first day at the fest has sex on the brain, generously onscreen, and long after the love is gone.

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12 Years a Slave

We review the festival's first sensation, a triumph from director Steve McQueen.

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Q&A: Enough Said's Julia-Louis Dreyfus

The Seinfeld star talks about comic humiliation and working with James Gandolfini.

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Dallas Buyers Club, Supermensch, Prisoners

Hustlers play the odds in three studies of brinkmanship.

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Toronto Film Festival 2012

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Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master

Read our first impressions after the official North American premiere.

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Stories We Tell, Anna Karenina, Silver Linings Playbook

David O. Russell and Sarah Polley connect as the fest heats up.

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Cloud Atlas, Passion, Spring Breakers

The fest yields a cornucopia of crazy from the Wachowskis and Brian De Palma.

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Toronto International Film Festival halftime report

Ambition and go-for-broke nuttiness mark the 2012 edition.

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Toronto Film Festival 2011

A preamble: the eight films we're most excited about

From a schedule aching with choices, here's what's unmissable.

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Werner Herzog, David Cronenberg and heaviness

Yes, we're chastising a therapy movie for being too talky.

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Take This Waltz, Damsels in Distress and more

Director Sarah Polley is still a shaper of fine performances.

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Steve McQueen's Shame, a new NYC classic

And then, like that, Toronto offers up a title that makes attendance so rewarding.

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Toronto Film Festival 2010

What we're excited about

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Toronto halftime report

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Taking a twirl with Black Swan

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Let's give a hand to James Franco

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Toronto Film Festival 2009

The Toronto International Film Festival: A prelude

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Megan Fox shows off Body

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Jason Reitman, stepping Up

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Kvelling over the Coen brothers

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