The Toronto International Film Festival is known for showcasing programmes made up of award winning films, introducing rising talent, and reaffirming that Toronto is a city infatuated with cinema. From September 4-14th, multiple venues across the downtown core rolled out the red carpet where fans were able to fawn over their favorite actors and directors. This year TIFF transformed King West into a street party where film goers were able to mingle with like-minded people, snapping photos of street art and partaking in activities that ranged from star treatment for the everyman to celebrating Bill Murray Day. Over the years the festival has transformed itself from a private affair made for the elitist to something that can be enjoyed by a diverse hand of people—and if you’re not one of the those who have turned out their pockets to purchase tickets to a gala presentation at either Roy Thomson Hall or The Princess of Wales then you’re most likely one of the lucky rush line collective who have managed to hashtag their dream selfie with the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch or Keira Knightley, both of whom starred in the winner of TIFF14 People’s Choice Award, The Imitation Game.
But enough of these run on sentences. Read on to see select reviews of the many films, which are slowly being released in theaters near you.