Viggo Mortensen elegantly tackles the complicated dynamics of a father-son relationship in his directorial debut.
Clint Eastwood treats "The Miracle on the Hudson" with the same fly-by-night attitude he does with everything else, but Hanks really saves the day in Sully.
Sir Ian McKellan elevates Mr. Holmes, an otherwise unremarkable period potboiler, to stunning heights with his titular performance as the great detective.
Although it gets off to a pretty rough start and is a bit overstuffed, Bill Condon’s somewhat fictionalized “inside WikiLeaks” drama The Fifth Estate manages to generate some thrills once it gets the dynamics of the larger than life characters out of the way.
Despite Bill Murray doing an okay job as FDR, Hyde Park on Hudson should have spent less time on actively trying to get Oscars by any means necessary (and goofy, tactfully shot handjobs) and instead should have aimed for a film with some actual substance.
As TIFF 2012 finishes up its first weekend, our ongoing coverage looks at The Master, To the Wonder, High Park on Hudson, End of Watch, Aftershock, Sightseers, The Crimes of Mike Recket, No One Lives, and Midnight's Children.