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TIFF Tweets: Social Media Reactions to Day 2’s Screenings At The Toronto International Film Festival

TIFF Tweets: Social Media Reactions to Day 2'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 and think you’ve got the lay of the land, but more importantly we need to ask what did attendees who DON’T get paid to write about film think of last night’s roster of screenings.  For that we take to the Twittersphere………………

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL—DAY TWO
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”  

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TWEETS–DAY ONE

The Judge

THE JUDGE—OPERNING NIGHT SELECTION—Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall
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

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

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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