Before the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival kicked off last week, we listed our most anticipated movies, performances, and more. Now that dozens of movies have screened, what's the buzz?
Did highly-anticipated movies live up to expectations?
Suburbicon, starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar; directed by George Clooney
I Love You, Daddy, starring Louis C.K., John Malkovich, Rose Byrne, Chloe Grace Moretz; directed by Louis C.K.
How about highly-anticipated performances?
Jessica Chastain in Molly's Game
Margot Robbie in I, Tonya
Allison Janney steals the movie (and will be an Oscar frontrunner), but Margot Robbie is also terrific. Gillespie's best film, hands down— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) September 9, 2017
Emma Stone in Battle of the Sexes
'Battle of the Sexes' is a strong, night effective piece of cinema. Emma Stone delivers her best turn yet. She could go back to back! #tiff— Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) September 11, 2017
Did the Midnight Madness opener meet expectations?
Any unexpected delights?
One of the great pleasures of any film festival is discovering movies that exceed expectations. Some of these titles had been touted ahead of time, while others emerged to shine bright.
The Darkest Hour
A Fantastic Woman
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
LADYBIRD: Holy hell it's amazing. Fully lived-in performances from Ronan, Metcalfe, Letts. Gerwig makes stunning directorial debut. #TIFF17— Barry Hertz (@HertzBarry) September 9, 2017
Mom and Dad
MOM AND DAD: Nic Cage goes full Cage. I mean FULL Cage. He sings the Hokey Pokey while destroying a pool table with a sledgehammer. #tiff— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) September 10, 2017
STRONGER is pretty straightforward, but has some of DGG's most emotional filmmaking since SNOW ANGELS. Gyllenhaal sells it. #TIFF— erickohn (@erickohn) September 9, 2017