The Toronto International Film Festival is in full-swing in that country up above America, and already there's a talk building about some of the fest's most exciting movies, giving us a preview of which films we have to look forward to in the near (hopefully) future.
While not all of these movies will hit in the fall - since some are still looking for distribution - here's a quick look at what's gaining buzz and will likely hit theaters soon.
Yes, this is the movie where Justin Long gets turned into a walrus. Reactions have been surprisingly strong for Kevin Smith's new horror movie, especially given his past run-ins with critics. "There is a glee to the filmmaking that is matched by a greater sense of control than I've seen from Smith before, and while I think the film is wildly uneven at times, I think that's also the point," wrote Drew McWeeny for HitFix.
2. "Men, Women & Children"
Ansel Elgort and Adam Sandler are earning raves for Jason Reitman's "Men, Women & Children," a movie that aims to examine who technology has taken over personal relations. The critics are split on whether the "Juno" director pulls it off or not, but the performances are getting some serious praise. The movie hits theaters on October 17.
3. "The Drop"
This crime movie starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini hits theaters on September 12, and if Vince Mancini's tweets don't convince you to see it, nothing will.
The Drop involves Tom Hardy rescuing a puppy so you'll probably want to Saran Wrap your ovaries before you go to keep them from exploding.— Vince Mancini (@Filmdrunk) September 6, 2014
I think every real, red-blooded heterosexual male should be as gay for Tom Hardy as I am. #realgay— Vince Mancini (@Filmdrunk) September 6, 2014
Critics have flipped for Jake Gyllanhaal's latest trip to the dark side. This tale of a freelance video journalist is drawing comparisons to "Drive" and "The Cable Guy" (seriously), and it's definitely one to keep an eye out for when it hits theaters on October 31.
5. "While We're Young"
After making a big splash with "Frances Ha," a movie about directionless 20 year-olds, Noah Baumbach turns his focus to a married couple facing a mid-life crisis. In its rave of the film, The Film Stage also called out the performance from Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried. "Noah Baumbach's 'While We’re Young' is wise, funny, fiercely intelligent and always involving. It's not just the director's most complete film — it’s also his best, an even stronger, more ambitious creation than his last Toronto International Film Festival entry, 'Frances Ha."
6. "Clouds of Sils Maria"
Though the latest from director Olivier Assay premiered in May at Cannes, it received another round of praise at TIFF, including a review from Screencrush's Mike Ryan, who said Kristen Stewart gives her best performance to date.
Which movies are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!