TIFF 2014: Updated Screening Tally Brings Total to 46 Possible Movies


2014 Toronto Film Festival LineupIt seems as if the 2014 Toronto Film Festival today’s announcement and have taken another look at my current list of most likely films I’ll be screening while in town, though this is largely based on title and director alone as I have yet to really dig into the titles unfamiliar to me so it’s possible a few may find their way into the mix once all is said and done. That said, if you think there are some I’m missing please let me know… don’t want to overlook anything.

Note, I will be in Toronto from September 3-10 and expect I’ll see about 18 movies maximum while I’m there. Right now the full list below is 48 movies not including the four I’ve already seen (but have yet to review) and the one I don’t think I’ll even have a chance to see.

The biggest dilemma I’ll be facing is to wonder how many films I see based on them being higher profile and how many films I see that are sort of on the fringe. For example, I’ll most likely be seeing The Judge because it’s the opening night film and probably won’t face any screening competition, but is it worth seeing a movie like that if it is up against something without a release date that I might otherwise not be able to see for a year or so?

It’s tough, because I always have to put business and “popularity” first to make it worth the money I’m spending just to be there. Then, of course, there’s always the matter of scheduling as films are known to coincide with one another. Probably the most frustrating aspect of this fest.

That said, you can see the full list of films announced so far right here and the films I’m currently hoping to see directly below. Any thoughts?

Have Seen… Reviews to Come During Festival

  1. Whiplash (dir. Damien Chazelle)
  2. Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) (dir. Damian Szifron)
  3. The Guest (dir. Adam Wingard)
  4. Leviathan (dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev)

Must Sees

  1. The Face of an Angel (dir. Michael Winterbottom)
  2. Foxcatcher (dir. Bennett Miller)
  3. Maps to the Stars (dir. David Cronenberg)
  4. Men, Women & Children (dir. Jason Reitman)
  5. Mommy (dir. Xavier Dolan)
  6. Mr. Turner (dir. Mike Leigh)
  7. Nightcrawler (dir. Dan Gilroy)
  8. Pawn Sacrifice (dir. Ed Zwick)
  9. The Imitation Game (dir. Morten Tyldum)
  10. Rosewater (dir. (dir. Jon Stewart)
  11. St. Vincent (dir. Theodore Melfi)
  12. The Theory of Everything (dir. James Marsh)
  13. While We’re Young (dir. Noah Baumbach)
  14. Wild (dir. Jean-Marc Vallée)

Also Want to See

  1. ’71 (dir. Yann Demange
  2. Black and White (dir. Mike Binder)
  3. The Drop (dir. Michael R. Roskam)
  4. Eden (dir. Mia Hansen-Løve)
  5. The Equalizer (dir. Antoine Fuqua)
  6. Good Kill (dir. Andrew Niccol)
  7. The Last Five Years (dir. Richard LaGravenese)
  8. Manglehorn (dir. David Gordon Green)
  9. Miss Julie (dir. Liv Ullmann)
  10. Pasolini (dir. Abel Ferrara)
  11. The Riot Club (dir. Lone Scherfig)
  12. Revenge of the Green Dragons (dir. Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo)
  13. A Second Chance (En chance til) (dir. Susanne Bier)
  14. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari) (dir. Isao Takahata)
  15. Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit) (dir. Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne)

Schedule Depending

  1. The 50 Year Argument (dir. Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi)
  2. 99 Homes (dir. Ramin Bahrani)
  3. Before We Go (dir. Chris Evans)
  4. Escobar: Paradise Lost (dir. Andrea Di Stefano)
  5. Goodbye to Language 3D (Adieu au langage 3D) (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
  6. The Judge (dir. David Dobkin) [OPENING NIGHT FILM]
  7. The Keeping Room (dir. Daniel Barber)
  8. Laggies (dir. Lynn Shelton)
  9. The Look of Silence (Senyap) (dir. Joshua Oppenheimer)
  10. Love & Mercy (dir. Bill Pohlad)
  11. Ned Rifle (dir. Hal Hartley)
  12. Phoenix (dir. Christian Petzold)
  13. The Search (dir. Michel Hazanavicius)
  14. Shelter (dir. Paul Bettany)
  15. The Sound and the Fury (dir. James Franco)
  16. Sunshine Superman (dir. Marah Strauch)
  17. Tales of the Grim Sleeper (dir. Nick Broomfield)
  18. Tusk (dir. Kevin Smith)
  19. Winter Sleep (Kis uykusu) (dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

Probably Won’t be Able to See

Alan Rickman‘s new film starring Kate Winslet is the closing night film, which suggests I will probably be out of town before it screens. Such is life.

  1. A Little Chaos (dir. Alan Rickman) [CLOSING NIGHT FILM]