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Twitter’s “Toronto Film Critic” Pokes Fun at Critics, Hilariously

Twitter's "Toronto Film Critic" Pokes Fun at Critics, Hilariously

Anyone who follows a lot of critics on Twitter knows that they’re very vocal about the stresses of having to finish god knows how many reviews or pieces in a short period of time, particularly whenever festival season is underway. It’s exhausting work, but at the same time they’re getting paid to write about the latest films from major directors and up-and-coming talent, so some of the complaining gets a little silly. Apparently someone familiar with the Film Twitter community decided to take their sentiments and exaggerate them to the point of absurdity with Toronto Film Critic (@tofilmcritic), and the results are pretty funny.

Some of TFC’s tweets satirize the hassles of critics trying to get accredited for festivals:

Some cover the complaints that come with shifting Press and Industry screening times:

For anyone who finds those a bit too insider-y, they’ll probably still get a kick out of the account’s parody of snobbier-than-thou critical tendencies:

No word yet on who’s behind the account – Torontoist’s John Semley says it isn’t him or co-worker Angelo Muredda, despite early guesses that it might be one of them. At any rate, the account is well worth a look for anyone who’s either familiar with the self-seriousness of much of Film Twitter or someone curious about what exactly critics act like during the Film Critic Christmas that is festival season. Those who are a part of Film Twitter: it’s always good to be able to laugh at yourselves every now and then.

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