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TIFF 2012

Sep 21, 2012 — Bob Mondello tells the story of the Toronto gala screening of Dustin Hoffman's directing debut.
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Sep 14, 2012 — Will Sloan says an appearance by Jackie Chan in front of an adoring Toronto crowd demonstrates that his image in the West seems unscathed despite problems at home in Hong Kong.
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Sep 12, 2012 — Terrence Malick's To The Wonder is a visually stunning but otherwise unsatisfying meditation on love.
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Sep 11, 2012 — Robert Duvall leads a big, talented cast in the drama Jayne Mansfield's Car.
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Sep 11, 2012Mr. Pip is a story of an inspirational teacher and a devastating war.
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Sep 11, 2012 — Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, about the charismatic leader of a faith or a cult (depending on whom you ask), features strong performances and beautiful cinematography.
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Sep 10, 2012 — Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow lead the cast of Thanks For Sharing, from the co-writer of The Kids Are All Right.
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Sep 10, 2012 — Bill Murray disappears into the role of Franklin Roosevelt in an otherwise disappointing film.
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Sep 10, 2012 — Robert Redford plays a '60s radical running from a journalist played by Shia LaBeouf in a film that should work better than it does.
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Sep 10, 2012 — Joss Whedon's genuinely delightful Much Ado About Nothing just might lay out a template that could prove useful to others.
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