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TIFF 2012 MUBI Coverage Roundup

A comprehensive listing of all of our previews, correspondences, and reviews covering the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Below you will find our total coverage of the 2012 Toronto International Film festival, including previews, reviews, and the festival-spanning dialog between our two main critics at TIFF. A few more pieces may be added as they come in.

by Michael Sicinski 

Part One - The Shorts
Part Two - The Features

between Fernando F. Croce and Daniel Kasman

Fernando F. Croce on Abbas Kiarostami's Like Someone in Love, Michael Haneke's Amour, Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers

Daniel Kasman on Wang Bing's Three Sisters, Christian Petzold's Barbara, Ying Liang's When Night Falls, Ernie Gehr's Departure and Auto-Collider XV

Fernando F. Croce on Carlos Reygadas' Post Tenebras Lux, Olivier Assayas' Something in the Air, Bernardo Bertolucci's Me and You, Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha

Daniel Kasman on Brian De Palma's Passion, Heinz Emigholz's Perret in France and Algeria, Nathaniel Dorsky's August and After

Fernando F. Croce on Brian De Palma's Passion, Marco Bellocchio's Dormant Beauty, Margerethe von Trotta's Hannah Arendt, Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master

Daniel Kasman on Marco Bellocchio's Dormant Beauty, Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, Terrence Malick's To the Wonder, Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, Matías Piñeiro's Viola, Tsai Ming-liang's Walker

Fernando F. Croce on Terrence Malick's To the Wonder, Manoel de Oliveira's Gebo and the Shadow, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel's Leviathan, Ritwik Ghatak's The Cloud-Capped Star

Daniel Kasman on Manoel de Oliveira's Gebo and the Shadow, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel's Leviathan, Cheang Soi's Motorway, Aldo Tambellini's Black TV

Fernando F. Croce on Valeria Sarmiento's Lines of Wellington, Raúl Ruiz's Night Across the Street, Costa-Gavras' Le capital, Takeshi Kitano's Outrage Beyond, Kazik Radwanski's Tower, Jem Cohen's Museum Hours

Daniel Kasman on:

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Penance

Marie-Pierre Duhamel on:

Hala Alabdalla's As If We Were Catching a Cobra
Lucinio Azevedo's Virgin Margarida

In Search for the Italian People
 (on Daniele Ciprì's The Son Did It and Leonardo Di Constanzo's The Interval)
Stephen Fung's Tai Chi o and Lu Chuan's The Last Supper

Sky Kirschkron on:

David O. Russell's Silver Lining Playbook
Bernard Émond's All That You Possess

J. O.
The correspondence was almost as unexciting and safe as the majority of the festival itself. So much time spent corresponding about the bigger names and hyped films, and so many gems went by without mention – not to mention almost no coverage of, say, Canadian films or even the shorts programs.
Hi Justin, Michael covered nearly all of the experimental shorts in Wavelengths. Fernando and I unfortunately both missed the only much praised Canadian feature, Tower. 280 films covered by two people on the ground is tricky! I’d be curious to know what “gems” you are referring to that we missed? Maybe we can catch up with them later. I’m not sure what you find safe about adventurous cinema (especially but not limited to the Wavelengths section, which we covered extensively), but that’s for the most part what engaged us and what we talked about.
Thanks for the amazing coverage!
Fernando may write on it in his past piece. I didn’t care for it at all and have little to say, unfortunately.

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