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TIFF Streaming Guide: Almost 100 Titles from 2012's Selection Available Online

Photo of Steve Greene By Steve Greene | Criticwire September 2, 2013 at 11:30AM

98 films (a little over six days' worth) all available to you anywhere you can get an Internet connection. Hope you weren't planning on sleeping any time soon!
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TIFF 2012

It's Labor Day in the US today and if you have the good fortune to have the day off, you have a few options.

Sure, you could have a barbeque or find the nearest body of water or take a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood. But we have a feeling that what you'd rather be doing is watching a good movie or two (or three or four). If the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival has you in the mood to revisit on last year's lineup, we've got something that'll help you fulfill all your desires in one swift stroke.

There were 289 features that played as part of TIFF 2012. By our estimation, you can watch 98 of them from the privacy of your own home at this very moment. With a conservative estimate of an hour and a half per film, that's nearly 146 hours of entertainment. If you've had a head start (and with films on this list like Argo, Amour, Spring Breakers and Anna Karenina, you probably have) and refuse to take any sleep breaks, you might be able to get completely caught up before TIFF 2013 premieres on Thursday.

As with our past streaming guides for SXSWTribeca and Venice, we've limited each film to one mention per category. But more than likely, a majority of these titles are available on a variety of platforms - some subscription-based and some à la carte. In each case, we've included a link to where the film can be seen online as well as the Criticwire film page. Once you've seen a film (or if you have already), leave a grade or comment while you peruse some of the reviews from our Criticwire Network members.

Streaming on Netflix

Camp 14: Total Control Zone, directed by Shin Dong Huyk (A-, 5 grades)
A Royal Affair, directed by Nikolaj Arcel (B+, 42 grades)
Lore, directed by Cate Shortland (B+, 37 grades)
In Another Country, directed by Hong Sang-soo (B+, 33 grades)
Bestiaire, directed by Denis Côté (B+, 22 grades)
The Thieves, directed by Dong-hun Choi (B+, 4 grades)
The Lesser Blessed, directed by Anita Doron (B+, 1 grade)
End of Watch, directed by David Ayer (B, 47 grades)
A Late Quartet, directed by Yaron Zilberman (B, 31 grades)
Dredd, directed by Pete Travis (B, 26 grades)
Tai Chi Zero, directed by Stephen Fung (B, 10 grades)
Clandestine Childhood, directed by 
Benjamín Ávila (B, 6 grades)
Antiviral, directed by Brandon Cronenberg (B-, 43 grades)
John Dies at the End, directed by Don Coscarelli (B-, 41 grades)
The Bay, directed by Barry Levinson (B-, 33 grades)
Venus & Serena, directed by Maiken Baird (B-, 9 grades)
My Awkward Sexual Adventure, directed by Sean Garrity (B-, 2 grades)
The ABCs of Death, various directors (C+, 24 grades)
Pusher, directed by Luis Prieto (C+, 16 grades)
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman, directed by Jeff Simpson, Bill Jones, Benjamin Timlett (C+, 13 grades)
Dangerous Liaisons, directed by Hur Jin-ho (C+, 4 grades)
The Brass Teapot, directed by Ramaa Mosley (C, 7 grades)
Reincarnated, directed by Andy Capper (C, 4 grades)
Ishaqzaade, directed by Habib Faisal (no grades yet)

Streaming on Amazon Prime

Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out, directed by Marian Zenovich (B-, 4 grades
Liverpool, directed by Manon Briand (C+, 1 grade)

Streaming on Epix

Lunarcy!, directed by Simon Ennis (B-, 1 grade)

Available for Digital Rental

Amour, directed by Michael Haneke (A-, 123 grades)
No, directed by Pablo Larrain (A-, 59 grades)
The Gatekeepers, directed by Dror Moreh (A-, 40 grades)
What Richard Did, directed by Lenny Abrahamson (A-, 9 grades)
The Deep, directed by Baltasar Kormakur (A-, 2 grades)
London - The Modern Babylon, directed by Julien Temple (A-, 2 grades)
Argo, directed by Ben Affleck (B+, 132 grades)
Silver Linings Playbook, directed by David O. Russell (B+, 116 grades)
Spring Breakers, directed by Harmony Korine (B+, 99 grades)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, directed by Stephen Chbosky (B+, 62 grades)
Berberian Sound Studio, directed by Peter Strickland (B+, 58 grades)
War Witch, directed by Kim Nguyen (B+, 36 grades)
What Maisie Knew, directed by Scott McGehee, David Siegel (B+, 30 grades)
Night Across the Street, directed by Raúl Ruiz (B+, 15 grades)
Clip, directed by Maja Milos (B+, 4 grades)
English Vinglish, directed by Raúl Ruiz (B+, 2 grades)
Janeane from Des Moines, directed by Grace Lee (B+, 2 grades)
The Place Beyond the Pines, directed by Derek Cianfrance (B, 84 grades)
Seven Psychopaths, directed by Martin McDonagh (B, 68 grades)
Ginger and Rosa, directed by Sally Potter (B, 61 grades)
Reality, directed by Matteo Garrone (B, 52 grades)
Post Tenebras Lux, directed by Carlos Reygadas (B, 51 grades)
Paradise: Love, directed by Ulrich Seidl (B, 37 grades)
Kon-Tiki, directed by Joachim Roenning (B, 20 grades)
Greetings from Tim Buckley, directed by Dan Algrant (B, 10 grades)
Free Angela & All Political Prisoners, directed by Shola Lynch (B, 9 grades)
How to Make Money Selling Drugs, directed by Matthew Cooke (B, 8 grades)
No Place on Earth, directed by Janet Tobias (B, 8 grades)
Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, directed by Jorge Hinojosa (B, 7 grades)
Motorway, directed by Soi Cheang (B, 6 grades)
Picture Day, directed by Kate Melville (B, 1 grade)
Cloud Atlas, directed by Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski (B-, 99 grades)
To the Wonder, directed by Terrence Malick (B-, 97 grades)
The Impossible, directed by J.A. Bayona (B-, 56 grades)
Passion, directed by Brian De Palma (B-, 47 grades)
Byzantium, directed by Neil Jordan (B-, 38 grades)
At Any Price, directed by Ramin Bahrani (B-, 36 grades)
Pieta, directed by Kim Ki-Duk (B-, 34 grades)
The Company You Keep, directed by Robert Redford (B-, 32 grades)
The Sapphires, directed by Wayne Blair (B-, 32 grades)
Quartet, directed by Dustin Hoffman (B-, 30 grades)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, directed by Mira Nair (B-, 23 grades)
The We and the I, directed by Michel Gondry (B-, 23 grades)
I Declare War, directed by Jason Lapeyre, Robert Wilson (B-, 21 grades)
Emperor, directed by Peter Webber (B-, 17 grades)
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, directed by Edward Burns (B-, 11 grades)
Come Out and Play, directed by Edward Burns (B-, 10 grades)
White Elephant, directed by Pablo Trapero (B-, 6 grades)
Secret Disco Revolution, directed by Jamie Kastner (B-, 5 grades)
La Sirga, directed by William Vega (B-, 4 grades)
Everybody Has a Plan, directed by Ana Piterbarg (B-, 3 grades)
On the Road, directed by Walter Salles (C+, 65 grades)
Disconnect, directed by Henry Alex Rubin (C+, 24 grades)
Jayne Mansfield's Car, directed by Billy Bob Thornton (C+, 19 grades)
Inescapable, directed by Ruba Nadda (C+, 5 grades)
Wasteland, directed by Rowan Athale (C+, 5 grades)
The Paperboy, directed by Lee Daniels (C, 65 grades)
Aftershock, directed by Nicolas Lopez (C, 15 grades)
The Time Being, directed by Nenad Cicin-Sain (C, 1 grade)
No One Lives, directed by Ryûhei Kitamura (C-, 8 grades)

Available for Digital Purchase

The Master, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (A-, 140 grades)
Rust and Bone, directed by Jacques Audiard (B+, 91 grades)
Looper, directed by Rian Johnson (B+, 88 grades)
The Sessions, directed by Ben Lewin (B+, 85 grades)
Anna Karenina, directed by Joe Wright (B, 83 grades)
Smashed, directed by James Ponsoldt (B, 41 grades)
The Iceman
, directed by Ariel Vromen (B-, 37 grades)
The Lords of Salem, directed by Rob Zombie (B-, 20 grades)
Hyde Park on Hudson, directed by Roger Michell (C+, 54 grades)
Arthur Newman, directed by Dante Ariola (C+, 19 grades)
Hotel Transylvania, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (C+, 14 grades)

For a complete lineup of all the films playing at the 2013 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, check out the list here.


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