Daily | Toronto 2014 Index


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“Quick, what’s the 2014 poster for TIFF?” asked the Toronto Star‘s Peter Howell the other day. “Right, it doesn’t have one… It’s a shame, really.” Certainly is.

At any rate, click the titles for fresh summaries of critical reaction to the films indexed below and/or the name of a previous festival to see what was being said when the film premiered there.


Olivier Assayas’s Clouds of Sils Maria. Cannes.

Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes.

Laurent Cantet’s Return to Ithaca.

Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash. Sundance.

Saverio Costanzo’s Hungry Hearts.

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night. Cannes.

Xavier Dolan’s Mommy. Cannes.

Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini.

David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn.

Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden.

Hal Hartley’s Ned Rifle.

Michel Hazanavicius’s The Search. Cannes.

Benoît Jacquot’s Three Hearts.

Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner. Cannes.

Barry Levinson’s The Humbling.

Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure. Cannes.

Christian Petzold’s Phoenix.

Jon Stewart’s Rosewater.

Damian Szifron’s Wild Tales. Cannes.

Johnnie To’s Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2.

Zhang Yimou’s Coming Home. Cannes.

And briefly: Denys Arcand’s An Eye for Beauty, Sophie Barthes’s Madame Bovary, Peter Ho-Sun Chan’s Dearest, Anne Fontaine’s Gemma Bovary, James Franco’s The Sound and the Fury, Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s Still Alice, Israel Horowitz’s My Old Lady, Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo’s Revenge of the Green Dragons, James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything, Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent, Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill, Shira Piven’s Welcome to Me, Bill Pohlad’s Love & Mercy, Liv Ullmann’s Miss Julie and Wang Xiaoshuai’s Red Amnesia.


David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars. Cannes.

Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher. Cannes.

Lynn Shelton’s Laggies. Sundance.

Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game.

Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild.

Briefly: François Ozon’s The New Girlfriend, Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos, Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club, Shim Sung-bo’s Haemoo and Edward Zwick’s Pawn Sacrifice.


Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence.

Briefly: Lixin Fan’s I Am Here, Laura Nix’s The Yes Men Are Revolting and Mami Sunada’s The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness.


Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s The Tribe. Cannes.

Briefly: Suha Arraf’s Villa Touma and Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb.


Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep. Cannes.

Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language. Cannes.

Hong Sang-soo’s Hill of Freedom.

Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu. Cannes.

Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery. Cannes.

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan. Cannes.

Briefly: Bent Hamer’s 1001 Grams, Ann Hui’s The Golden Era, Im Kwon-taek’s Revivre, Isao Takahata’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Michael Winterbottom’s The Face of an Angel.


Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja. Cannes.

Pedro Costa’s Horse Money.

Lav Diaz’s From What Is Before. Locarno.

Eugène Green’s La Sapienza.

Sergei Loznitsa’s Maidan. Cannes.

Matías Piñeiro’s The Princess of France. Locarno.

Josh and Benny Safdie’s Heaven Knows What.

Tsai Ming-liang’s Journey to the West. Berlin.

Shinya Tsukamoto’s Fires on the Plain.

Briefly: Ken Jacob’s Canopy, Manoel de Oliveira‘s The Old Man of Belem and Soon-Mi Yoo’s Songs from the North. Jordan Cronk writes about several of the shorts here in Keyframe. And you’ll want to see Michael Sicinski and Daniel Kasman in the Notebook, too.


Rolf de Heer’s Charlie’s Country. Cannes.

Bruno Dumont’s Li’l Quinquin. Michael Pattison.

Pascale Ferran’s Bird People. Cannes.

Jessica Hausner’s Amour Fou. Cannes.

Naomi Kawase’s Still the Water. Cannes.

Francesco Munzi’s Black Souls.

Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood. Cannes.

Briefly: Rakshan Banietemad’s Tales, Stéphane Lafleur‘s Tu Dors Nicole, Liew Seng Tat’s Men Who Save the World and Mario Martone’s Leopardi.


Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s Goodnight Mommy.

Takashi Miike’s Over Your Dead Body.

Marjane Satrapi’s The Voices. Sundance.

Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy.

Briefly: Fabrice Du Welz’s Alleluia.


David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows. Cannes.

Sion Sono’s Tokyo Tribe.

Briefly: Mark Hartley’s Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films.


Park Jung-bum’s Alive.

Briefly: Zhang Lu’s Gyeongju.

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