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The best and worst movies at TIFF 2015 so far

We're now officially halfway through TIFF, which means it's a good time to take stock of the dozens of movies that have screened over the last five days. What movies have wowed audience? What movies have sent them fleeing from theatres? I gathered together some social media reactions to get a gauge of what's succeeding and bombing at the festival.

Here are the best and worst movies at TIFF 2015 so far.

THE BEST

Brooklyn
In 1950s Brooklyn, a young Irish girl arrives to try and start a new life in the United States, she begins to wrestle with her loyalties to her new home and her old one.




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Anomalisa
The latest from Charlie Kaufman (screenwriter of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation) is a stop-motion animation love story and fairy tale that only Charlie Kaufman could do.





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Dheepan
The Palme d'Or winner follows the life of a make-shift refuge family from the Sri Lankan civil war, trying to start a new life in suburban France .




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Green Room
Jeremy Saulnier's follow-up to the excellent Blue Ruin, Green Room finds a struggling punk band playing a gig in a rural dive, and get caught in a conflict with some local Neo-Nazis.




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The Martian
Matt Damon plays an astronaut who, during a mission to Mars, gets stuck on the red planet and has to find a way to survive till he can be rescued.




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Spotlight
Based on a true story, Spotlight follows the efforts of Boston Globe reporters trying to uncover the massive Catholic church cover-up of priests who abuse young boys.




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Sicario
The latest from French-Canadian Denis Villeneuve, Sicario takes a deep-dive into the chaotic and violent world of the US vs. Mexico drug war.



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Sleeping Giant
Set in Ontario cottage country, Sleeping Giant is the coming-of-age story of three teenage boys during one fateful summer.




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Son of Saul
A Jewish man responsible for guiding prisoners into the gas chambers of Nazi concentration camps, comes across the body of a child he then desperately tries to arrange a proper Jewish burial for.




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THE WORST

Freeheld
Based on a true story, a New Jersey police officer (Julianne Moore) with a fatal condition seeks to ensure her partner (Ellen Page) will receive her pension when she passes away.




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I Saw the Light
A biopic of legendary country singer Hank Williams, starring Tom Hiddleston.




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Man Down
Set in a post-apocalypse, Man Down is about two men (Shia LeBeouf and Jai Courtney) trying to survive the doomed world they live in, as well as the struggles with their own psyches.




What are your picks for the best and worst movies you've seen at TIFF 2015 so far? Let us know in the comments.

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