Friday, September 12, 2014

Toronto 2014: Ranking the Best and Worst of the Festival

What I've realized ever since missing Cannes this summer is that life now feels like an endless game of catch-up. Going to Toronto, I wasn't just needing to see new movies -- I also had to see what had premiered on the Croisette. Therefore, these below rankings (which also include a few films I caught at Sundance) are even less definitive than normal. Links leads to individual reviews.

29. Tokyo Tribe
28. Welcome to Me
27. The Good Lie
26. Infinitely Polar Bear
25. Mary Kom
24. The Judge
23. Black and White
22. Laggies
21. Nightcrawler
20. The Last Five Years
19. Men, Women & Children
18. Tusk
17. Maps to the Stars
16. 99 Homes 
15. The Voices
14. Sunshine Superman
13. Tales of the Grim Sleeper
12. Rosewater
11. Whiplash
10. The Imitation Game
9. Charlie's Country
8. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
7. While We're Young
6. The Duke of Burgundy
5. The Theory of Everything
4. Two Days, One Night
3. The New Girlfriend
2. Still Alice
1. Eden

Also, I'd like to thank my roommates Jordan Hoffman, David Ehrlich and Matt Patches for being such fun company during the festival. And now...sleep.