'Men, Women & Children,' 'While We're Young' and 'Ned Rifle' Lead Our All-TIFF Film Roundup
Published Sep 12, 2014The 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival may be coming to a close at the end of this weekend, but that doesn't mean we've stopped reviewing films at this year's festival. Look below to find reviews of a few of the films we've checked out so far, and don't forget to visit our TIFF 2014 section for even more festival coverage.
First up is Men, Women & Children, the new film from frequently TIFF-selected filmmaker Jason Reitman. The film finds Reitman going back to basics and exploring the ensemble-based dramedies of his early career. But does it reach the same heights as pictures like Thank You for Smoking and Juno? Read on to find out.
Next, Noah Baumbach employs Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts (as well as the Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz) to great effect in the accessible comedy While We're Young, while '90s film god Hal Hartley finally wraps up the trilogy that began with 2002's Henry Fool with the hard-to-appreciate Ned Rifle.
After that, comedian-turned-director Chris Rock falls flat with the clunky and predictable Top Five, and David Robert Mitchell delights with the top-notch horror It Follows.
Last but not least, Pink Floyd mastermind Roger Waters brings his immaculate stage show to the silver screen in Roger Waters The Wall. But how does the concert experience stack up next to the original 1982 film? Click through to find out.
Check out our TIFF 2014 section for reviews of even more festival features.