A Late Quartet - Top Picks from 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

By Victoria Ahearn, Andrea Baillie, Michael Oliveira, Nick Patch and Cassandra Szklarsk, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival ended on the weekend after unspooling 289 feature films over 11 days of movie madness. The Canadian Press writers who covered the fest pick their favourite titles. Here they are (in alphabetical order):

"A Late Quartet" — Critical darlings Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken star in this exquisite tale of a New York City string quartet thrown into disarray after their leader becomes ill. The discipline of a classical music career is rendered in fascinating detail and Walken's restrained portrayal of a kindly cellist struggling with his mortality is already earning Oscar whispers. (Opens Nov. 23)