The final films of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival screen today, but by then I’ll be long gone. I managed to see twenty-five films in the nine days I was at TIFF, a purposeful mix of mainstream and indie; an accidental mix of good and not-so-good. At the close of the festival, here are all twenty-five films, ranked as stringently as I can manage, along with whatever release dates are available.
6. The Last 5 Years (dir.: Richard LaGravenese): Jason Robert Brown’s cult-favorite off-Broadway musical gets the big screen treatment with Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan as a young, ambitious couple tracking their relationship backwards (her) and forwards (him). Kendrick and Jordan do a wonderful job modulating the different phases of the relationship, with Kendrick a particular delight during the film’s funnier moments. Release date: February 13th, a.k.a. Valentine’s Day weekend