TIFF Buzz Poll: Which TIFF Movie Tickets Did You Try Hardest to Score?
Last week, we whittled the 288 features screening at this year’s festival down to the 50 buzziest films. Now we want to know which flick is the frontrunner. August: Osage County has Pulitzer-prize-winning source material and Meryl Streep, but tickets for sci-fi saga Gravity (heralded by Time as “the glory of cinema’s future”) are being scalped online for $600 a pair. Then there’s The Fifth Estate, the Julian Assange biopic starring an ice-blond Benedict Cumberbatch, which has netted all the opening-day hype—and the impassioned support of the Cumberbitches. Other contenders include: Steve McQueen’s super-serious historical drama 12 Years a Slave; weepy love flick Labor Day with Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin; Brit tearjerker Philomena with Judy Dench; and Atom Egoyan’s Devil’s Knot starring Reese Witherspoon and the adorably bumbling Colin Firth.