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The TIFF 2013 Criticwire Cheat Sheet

Festivals
by Steve Greene
September 5, 2013 6:11 PM
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Happy TIFF opening, everyone.

As a quick resource for those who might not be able to keep up with all of the feedback for every one of the films playing as part of the Toronto International Film Festival this year, we'll be keeping track of grade averages for you in this space. 

For a complete lineup of all the feature films playing as part of TIFF 2013, we have an annotated list here, complete with links to every film page, where you'll be able to find reviews from the Indiewire network and all other Criticwire members. 

Below, you'll find a grouping of how certain films playing at TIFF are faring across the Criticwire network. Each title appears under the grade average it currently holds. Some of these have already played elsewhere in 2013 (at Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca, Cannes, Telluride and Venice, to name a few), so this list will be a mix of world premieres and previous festival favorites alike. Beginning with the opening night film "The Fifth Estate," we'll update this post as new reviews begin to pour in.

[Note: For a film to be included below, it must have grades from at least four different Criticwire members.]

The Films of TIFF 2013 (Updated: Wednesday, September 18th - 2:30 PM)

A

"Blue Is The Warmest Color," directed by Abdellatif Kechiche

North, The End of History

"The Last of the Unjust," directed by Claude Lanzmann

"Norte, The End of History," directed by Lav Diaz

"The Strange Little Cat," directed by Ramon Zürcher

"Tim’s Vermeer," directed by Teller

A-

"12 Years a Slave," directed by Steve McQueen

"A Spell to Ward off the Darkness," directed by Ben Rivers and Ben Russell

"A Touch of Sin," directed by Jia Zhangke

Blue Ruin

"Bastards," directed by Claire Denis

"Blue Ruin," directed by Jeremy Saulnier

"The Double," directed by Richard Ayoade

"Enough Said," directed by Nicole Holofcener

"Gravity," directed by Alfonso Cuarón

"Labor Day," directed by Jason Reitman

"Like Father, Like Son," directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

"The Lunchbox," directed by Ritesh Batra

"MANAKAMANA," directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez

"Only Lovers Left Alive," directed by Jim Jarmusch

Philomena

"Our Sunhi," directed by Hong Sang-soo

"Miss Violence," directed by Alexandros Avranas

"The Missing Picture," directed by Rithy Panh

"The Past," directed by Asghar Farhadi

"Philomena," directed by Stephen Frears

"Rush," directed by Ron Howard

"Stranger by the Lake," directed by Alain Guiraudie

"Stray Dogs," directed by Tsai Ming-Liang

"Under the Skin," directed by Jonathan Glazer

B+

The Armstrong Lie

"The Armstrong Lie," directed by Alex Gibney

"Bethlehem," directed by Yuval Adler

"Child's Pose," directed by Calin Peter Netzer

"Closed Curtain," directed by Kambozia Partovi and Jafar Panahi

"The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her," directed by Ned Benson

"The Dog," directed by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren

"Dom Hemingway," directed by Richard Shepard

"Gloria," directed by Sebastián Lelio

"Jodorowsky's Dune," directed by Frank Pavich

Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan in "Joe."
Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan in "Joe."

"Joe," directed by David Gordon Green

"Palo Alto," directed by Gia Coppola

"Paradise: Hope," directed by Ulrich Seidl

"Tracks," directed by John Curran

"The Unknown Known," directed by Errol Morris

"The Wind Rises," directed by Hayao Miyazaki

B

"A Field in England," directed by Ben Wheatley

"August: Osage County," directed by John Wells

"Beyond the Edge," directed by Leanne Pooley

Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"Blind Detective," directed by Johnnie To

"Borgman," directed by Alex van Warmerdam

"Can a Song Save Your Life?," directed by John Carney

"Dallas Buyers Club," directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

"Don Jon," directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"Kill Your Darlings," directed by John Krokidas

"Night Moves," directed by Kelly Reichardt

"Omar," directed by Hany Abu-Assad

"Prisoners," directed by Denis Villeneuve

"The Sacrament," directed by Ti West

"The Selfish Giant," directed by Clio Barnard

"Tom At The Farm," directed by Xavier Dolan

"Gerontophilia"
"Gerontophilia"

"The Unknown Known," directed by Errol Morris

"Young and Beautiful," directed by François Ozon

B-

"Child of God," directed by James Franco

"Gerontophilia," directed by Bruce LaBruce

"The Great Beauty," directed by Paolo Sorrentino

"Manuscripts Don't Burn," directed by Mohammad Rasoulof

C+

"The Art of the Steal," directed by Jonathan Sobol

Paul Giamatti in "Parkland"
Paul Giamatti in "Parkland"

"Bad Words," directed by Jason Bateman

"The Fifth Estate," directed by Bill Condon

C

"Man of Tai Chi," directed by Keanu Reeves

"Parkland," directed by Peter Landesman

D

"Devil's Knot," directed by Atom Egoyan

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To stay up-to-date with all the latest grades and reviews, festival or otherwise, keep on eye on the Criticwire homepage.

1 Comment

  • Orlando | September 18, 2013 4:04 PMReply

    Any review on dominican film "Cristo Rey" by Leticia Tonos ?

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