Published Sep 05, 2014The eyes of film lovers the world over are on Toronto for the next 10 days as the 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city. That's why, for this week's film roundup, we're keeping things fully TIFF-related. Look below to find reviews of a few of the films we've checked out thus far, and don't forget to visit our TIFF 2014 section every day for more festival coverage.
Kicking things off is Hector and the Search for Happiness, the Simon Pegg-starring feel-good flick. But is checking out this special presentation feature worth the wait? Click through to know.
Next, famed Canadian director David Cronenberg disappoints with the "cold" and "cerebral" Maps to the Stars, while French director Céline Sciamma delights with the intimate yet troubling tale of youthful alienation, Girlhood.
Damien Chazelle's electrifying jazz-drumming picture, Whiplash, has whipped us into a frenzy thanks to stellar performances from Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, and Mark Ruffalo gives one of his best to date as a manic-depressive father of two young girls in Infinitely Polar Bear.
Finally, Moneyball director Bennett Miller returns to the silver screen with the stark and startling Foxcatcher. But will this sports drama be included in next year's Oscar nominations? Read on to find out.
Check out our TIFF 2014 section for reviews of even more festival features.