Best and Worst of the 2011 Toronto Film Festival: 'Shame,' 'Your Sister's Sister,' 'Wuthering Heights'
Where do ''Ides of March,' 'The Raid,' 'Twixt' fit in?
Best: All the movies that premiered at other festivals
The big story at Toronto was that most of the really good movies all premiered at other film festivals. "The Descendants" debuted at Telluride, "Shame" premiered at Venice, "Like Crazy" and "Martha Marcy Mae Marlene" were at Sundance, "A Separation" first came to light at Berlin, "Kill List" was a SXSW breakout, "Melancholia," "The Artist" and "The Kid with a Bike" first saw light at Cannes. This is nothing new, but this year more than any in recent memory the Toronto world premieres were stunningly weak. And worse for the festival organizers, everyone was talking about it.
- Gregory Ellwood
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