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TIFF Tweets: A Social Media Look at Reactions to Day 1’s Screenings At The Toronto International Film Festival

TIFF Tweets: A Social Media Look at Reactions to Day 1's Screenings At The Toronto International Film Festival

Oh sure it’s easy to read one or two industry reviews of the screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival, which opened tonight north of the border, and think you’ve got the lay of the land  but perhaps more importantly we need to ask what did attendees who DON’T get paid to write about film think of tonight’s roster of screenings.  For that, we take to the Twittersphere for average Joes’ Toronto Tweets.  


Hot shot New York lawyer returns to his midwest hometown to face his estranged father, a judge who himself is now entangled in a legal mess.
–“perfect choice to open the festival”, “sensational performances but the movie is just okay”, felt like five hours”, “Downey Jr is amazing”, “more of a crowd pleaser than a critic fave”, “shouts when it should whisper”, “lame”

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN—Ansel Elgort, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Jason Reitman (director)
A look at the sexual frustrations of both teenagers and their parents in today’s always-connected world
–“nice to see Adam Sandler giving a shit again”, “wonderfully crafted”, “zzzzzzzzzzz”, “had a positive reaction only because Reitman is Canadian”, “comfy and relatable”, “deeply moving”

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA—Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz, Olivier Assayas (director)
Actress returns to the Swiss Alps to prepare for a revival of a play she made famous years ago, but this time in an older role
–“if Binoche isn’t nominated it’s a crime”,  “outstanding performances”, “gorgeous”, “a revelation”, “wow this is good”, “Binoche is amazing”

MAPS TO THE STARS—Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, David Cronenberg (director)
Bleak look into the price of fame and fortune in Hollywood
–“as Hollywood satires go it’s nothing new”, “creepy”, “scintillating performances”, “Pattinson is actually good”, “ultra depressing”

LAGGIES—Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Lynn Shelton (director)
Woman stuck in permanent adolescence would rather hang with her young friend than her fiance
–“nice to see Keira Knightley doing contemporary film”, “slight but enjoyable”, “I fell hard for it”

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