TIFF 2012

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1.
Rust and Bone (2012)
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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
“ seen: 06.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
2.
The We and the I (2012)
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A look at the lives of a group of teenagers who ride the same bus route, and how their relationships change and evolve on the last day of school. (103 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ seen: 07.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
3.
Frances Ha (2012)
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A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles. (86 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
“ seen: 07.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
4.
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. (110 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
“ seen: 07.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
5.
90 Minutes (2012)
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We get no explanations when we're entering the last desperate minutes of three mens lives, all being violent to the women they love. We understand there's a reason behind the three mens reactions. What lies behind? (88 mins.)
Director: Eva Sørhaug
“ seen: 08.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
6.
The Deep (2012)
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Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland. (95 mins.)
“ seen: 09.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
7.
Pusher (2012)
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In London, a street dealer's life spins out of control over the course of one week after he borrows money from his supplier on what's supposed to be a sure thing. (89 mins.)
Director: Luis Prieto
“ seen: 09.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
8.
The Brass Teapot (2012)
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When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go. (101 mins.)
Director: Ramaa Mosley
“ seen: 08.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
9.
No One Lives (2012)
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A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem. (86 mins.)
“ seen: 08.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
10.
Amour (2012)
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Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ seen: 08.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
11.
Hellbenders (2012)
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The Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints, a team of blasphemous ministers who live in a constant state of debauchery, work to drag the worst of demons back to Hell. (85 mins.)
Director: J.T. Petty
“ seen: 09.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
12.
Foxfire (2012)
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Set in the 1950s, a a group of young girls in upstate New York form their own gang. (143 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
“ seen: 10.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
13.
Antiviral (2012)
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In a blackly satirical near future, a thriving industry sells celebrity illnesses to their obsessed fans. Employee Syd March's attempts to exploit the system backfire when they involve him in a potentially deadly mystery. (108 mins.)
“ seen: 10.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
14.
The Impossible (2012)
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The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (114 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
“ seen: 10.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
15.
Byzantium (2012)
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Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort. (118 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ seen: 09.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
16.
The Lords of Salem (2012)
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Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record - a "gift from the Lords". The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts? (101 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ seen: 10.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
17.
Thanks for Sharing (2012)
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A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction. (112 mins.)
Director: Stuart Blumberg
“ seen: 10.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
18.
Here Comes the Devil (2012)
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A married couple lose their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation... (97 mins.)
“ seen: 11.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
19.
Sightseers (2012)
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Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn. (88 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
“ seen: 11.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
20.
To the Wonder (2012)
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After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood. (112 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ seen: 11.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
21.
The Iceman (2012)
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The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession. (106 mins.)
Director: Ariel Vromen
“ seen: 11.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
22.
Blondie (2012)
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Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges her big birthday party... (88 mins.)
“ seen: 12.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
23.
3 (2012)
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(115 mins.)
Director: Pablo Stoll
“ seen: 12.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
24.
Beyond the Hills (2012)
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The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany. (150 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
“ seen: 12.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
25.
Smashed (2012)
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A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober. (81 mins.)
Director: James Ponsoldt
“ seen: 12.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
26.
The Thieves (2012)
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In order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macau on a job... (135 mins.)
Director: Choi Dong Hoon
“ seen: 13.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
27.
Artifact (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, this riveting and award-winning documentary gives... (103 mins.)
“ seen: 14.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
28.
Beyond Outrage (2012)
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As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle... (112 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
“ seen: 14.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
29.
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
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A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words. (109 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ seen: 14.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
30.
The Bay (2012)
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Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs. (84 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ seen: 13.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
31.
The ABCs of Death (2012)
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A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty. (129 mins.)
“ seen: 14.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox
 
32.
Aftershock (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare. (89 mins.)
Director: Nicolás López
“ seen: 13.09.2012, TIFF ” - Mickey Knox