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TIFF Tweets: Social Media Reactions to Day 3’s Screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival

TIFF Tweets: Social Media Reactions to Day 3'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………………


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”

RUTH AND ALEX—Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Richard Loncraine (director)
“nothing at all special”, “I battled traffic for this?”, “light entertainment”, “so delightful it almost made me care about real estate”

BLACK AND WHITE—Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Ehle, Mike Binder (director)
“it delivered”, “emotional”, “Lifetime movie”, “very simple”

ONE FINAL NOTE: Last night’s screening of Chris Rock’s “Top Five” has sparked the first bidding war of the festival with as many as six companies vying for the film.  More to come.


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