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What to See During TIFF 2013′s Closing Weekend

Wish you'd seen more movies at the Toronto International Film Festival? It's not too late to fix that.

Photo by kaybee07, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Photo by kaybee07, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

If you’ve been too daunted by long lines and sold-out shows to brave TIFF 2013, you have one last chance to sneak in a little filmgoing before the festival ends on Sunday.

As it happens, the odds are in your favour: the crowds are a little thinner now that most of the press-and-industry types have left town, meaning tickets to films with screenings on Saturday and Sunday should, in theory, be easier to get—though there are no guarantees, of course. (If TIFF’s website says your movie of choice is “off sale,” be sure to check again at 7 a.m. on the day of the screening, when additional tickets are often released for public consumption.)

Below are our reviews of a few movies you may want to consider. Each of them has a screening on either September 14 or 15.


  2013091312yearsaslave  
12 YEARS A SLAVE
DIRECTED BY STEVE MCQUEEN
stars 3andahalf9

  20130913animalproject  
THE ANIMAL PROJECT
DIRECTED BY INGRID VENINGER
stars 3andahalf9

  20130913thedouble  
THE DOUBLE
DIRECTED BY RICHARD AYOADE
stars 3andahalf9

  20130912allcheerleadersdie  
ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE
DIRECTED BY LUCKY MCKEE AND CHRIS SIVERTSON
stars 3andahalf

  20130913gravity  
GRAVITY
DIRECTED BY ALFONSO CUARÓN
stars 3andahalf9

  20130913thehusband  
THE HUSBAND
DIRECTED BY BRUCE MCDONALD
stars 3andahalf9

  20130912oculus  
OCULUS
DIRECTED BY MIKE FLANAGAN
20111004Raystars 4andahalf24

  20130913manakamana  
MANAKAMANA
DIRECTED BY STEPHANIE SPRAY AND PACHO VELEZ
stars 4

  20130913nightmoves  
NIGHT MOVES
DIRECTED BY KELLY REICHARDT
stars 4

Want more TIFF coverage? Torontoist‘s film festival hub is right over here.

Comments

  • Ian Tuck

    How the hell do you give Night moves 4 stars and 12 Years a Slave only 3 1/2? The latter featured (aside from Brad Pitt) strong performances, crisp editing and a provocative script, while the former was full of unnecessary shots, sullen-looking characters, a predictable script, was horribly lit, featured about 40 lines of dialogue and wasted the three leads. The final act of Night Moves was atrocious. Ugh.