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TIFF Tweets: Day 6’s Social Media Reactions

TIFF Tweets: Day 6's Social Media Reactions

Tuesday’s Day 6 at the Toronto International Film Festival included raves for both Christian Petzold’s “Phoenix” and “Daily Show” Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater”.  Box Office Assembles the Twittersphere reactions from the major screenings at a rather light TIFF Day 6.


PHOENIX—Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Christian Petzold (director)
“exceptional”, “awe inspiring”, “great final scene”, “ingenious and heart-breaking”, “last scene is an all-time classic”, “one of TIFF’s word-of-mouth hits”, “a masterwork”

ROSEWATER–Gael Garcia Bernal, Shohreh Ashdashloo, Jon Stewart (director)
“one of the best dramas about the post 9/11 world”, “very impressive debut”, “solid and very good”, “a nice movie for the nice people”, “gripping”

99 HOMES–Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Ramin Bahrani (director)
“nicely textured”, “great to watch Andrew Garfield act again”, “Michael Shannon is the only thing to like”, “a blistering moral thriller”, “Garfield and Shannon make an incendiary combo”, “effective if predictable”

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT—Marion Cotillard, Jean-Pierre Dardenne (director)
“moving and powerful”, “if the Grinch would have seen it his heart would have grown six times, not three”, “felt like I had seen it many times before”, “Cotillard is the only thing that’s remarkable”, “I appreciated it more than I actually liked it”



FOXCATCHER–Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Bennett Miller (director)
“wow!”, “twisted and fascinating”, “Oscar possibilities abound”, “devastating and dark”, “so good”, “deeply human performances”, “sneakily powerful”, “uncomfortable but brilliant”

MISS JULIE–Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Liv Ullman (director)
“unforgettable in every sense of the word”, “a bit bland”, “Jessica Chastain kills it”, “I was a bit disappointed”, “Chastain looks rather out of place in a historical drama”

TOP FIVE–Chris Rock (also director), Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart
“”sweet and ferociously funny”, “cutting edge comedy”, “what’s the fuss?”, “Rock rocks”, “insightful”

THE IMITATION GAME—Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Morten Tyldum (director)
“masterful performances”, “has Oscar written all over it”, “awards-bait performances”, “compelling and very moving”, “handsome and engrossing”, “delivers on many levels”, “excellent”, “Keira is as good as Cumberbatch”

CAKE—Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Lucy Punch, Daniel Barnz (director)
“a noble failure”, “overly calculated”, “Aniston is terrific but the movie ultimately fails”, “thought provoking”, “a bit bland”

STILL ALICE—Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin, Richard Glatzer (director)
“Julianne Moore is wonderful”, “I was floored”, “very sad”, “Moore and Kristen Stewart are terrific”, “maudlin”, “touching”

MR. TURNER–Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Mike Leigh (director)
“a mesmerizing performance by Timothy Spall”, “here’s your dark horse Best Actor”, “award worthy turn from Spall”, “Mike Leigh’s most accessible movie to date”, “brilliant in every way”


THEORY OF EVERYTHING–Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, James March (director)
“well here’s your Best Picture winner”, “Redmayne commands every scene he’s in”, “I was in love”, “a triumph”, “it was fine”, “astonishing performances”, “pretty major”, “beautiful and heartfelt”

THE COBBLER–Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, Thomas McCarthy (director)
“unfortunate”, “oh the groans”, “terrible”, “worst film I’ve seen in Toronto”, “intriguing”, “went off the rails after a promising start”

PAWN SACRIFICE—Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Edward Zwick (director)
“good performances outdone by poor cinematic choices”, “brilliant”, “exceptional”, “frustratingly close to greatness”, “Tobey Maguire doesn’t get much help”

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU—Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Shawn Levy (director)
“August: Oy Vey County”, “sweet and funny”, “a seriously good movie”, “Adam Driver steals every scene he’s in”, “bring tissues”, “loved every second”

THE GOOD LIE–Reese Witherspoon, Phillipe Falardeau (director)
“very special”, “possibly the longest standing ovation of the festival”, “brought me to tears”, “emotional and empowering”

LOVE & MERCY—Paul Dano, John Cusack, Bill Pohlad (director)  
“interesting but not amazing”, “Dano and Cusack make good Brian Wilsons but the movie has biopic-itis”, “miraculously authentic”, “fun, fun, fun ’til Daddy takes the keyboard away”

PRIDE—Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine, Matthew Warchus (director)
(This has proven to be the biggest surprise so far at TIFF) “deserved its standing ovation”, “everyone, go see it”, “the feel good movie of 2014”, “reaffirms our love of storytelling”, “moved to tears”, “funny, poignant and a kick-ass soundtrack”, fabulous”, “a great film”

BIG GAME–Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Stevenson, Jalmari Helander (director)
“small entertainment”, “sweet”, “giddy-stupid”, “Samuel L. Jackson silliness”, “two stars”, “endearingly silly”

“if you’re a fan of Pink Floyd it’ll do”, “loses a lot on film”

WHILE WE’RE YOUNG—Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Noah Baumbach (director)
“a lecturing but still mainstream comedy”, “Baumbach’s most accessible work to date”, “I laughed and laughed”, “playful and charming”, “a bit disappointing”, “annoying characters”, “breezy”

THE LAST FIVE YEARS–Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Richard LaGravenese (director)
“Kendrick can really sing”, “Kendrick saves an otherwise uninspired movie”, “emotionally satisfying”, “Anna Kendrick owns it”, “typical story”, “kind of great”, “wonderful”, “a visual mess”, “probably worked better on stage”

TUSK—Haley Joel Osment, Justin Long, Kevin Smith (director)
“totally wild and ridiculous”, “I thought I had seen it all”, bizarro, even for Kevin Smith”, “mad genius”, “words fail me”

NIGHTCRAWLER—Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Dan Gilroy (director)
“the film wowed the crowd”, “solid and timely thriller”, “fantastic”, “sharp, funny and sleek as hell”, “really something”, “the full package”, “dark, twisted LA satire”, wickedly good”

ST. VINCENT—Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Theodore Melfi (director)
“sweet, sappy, funny”, “Bill Murray salvages a ho-hum script”, “soulful laugher”, far from perfect but a real crowd pleaser”, “glorified sitcom”, “very sweet”, “like an R rated Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, “Murray is sensational”

THE DROP—Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, Michael R. Roskam (director)
“Hardy gives a great performance”, “lacking oomph”, “gritty drama with fine performances”, “last scene torpedoes its hard work”, “Hardy rules”  

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”

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