Tiff can be a little overwhelming. After all with over 300 movies screening throughout the festival, it can be a little hard to figure out what you want to see. This year’s line-up features some of Hollywood’s (not to mention the world’s) biggest stars as well. From Viola Davis, to Nicole Kidman, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pine and many more, at least a few of your favourite stars should be here. And if you didn’t have a chance to get out to a film this past weekend, don’t think you missed your chance, as the festival runs all week long. Here are some of the films we think you should see.
Widows: This movies by Oscar winning director Steve McQueen is based on a British TV series of the same name, and it follows the story of four women who come together to deal with a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. The film’s cast includes Liam Neeson, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell and many more, and is well worth checking out. Watch for this one come award’s season.
A Star Is Born: Perhaps the most hyped film of the festival is Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut. Yes, it’s been done before, but Cooper’s performance, alongside Lady Gaga is really worth seeing. It’s the story of a washed up singer and his protege whose star quickly shines brighter than his own. Cooper very well might earn his first Oscar for this one, and it wouldn’t be a grasp to see Gaga getting an Oscar nomination either. It’s also very likely to win the People’s Choice award of the festival.
The Sisters Brothers: Even if you don’t like Westerns, you might still enjoy this film about a pair of killers in 1850’s United States, sent on a quest to capture a chemist who betrayed their boss. John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed star in this adaptation of the novel by Canadian author Patrick DeWitt. The film is both comedic and touching, yet still has the violent Western undertone you’d expect from the genre.
Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to the franchise that made her one of the original scream queens of Hollywood. The makers of this film decided to ignore the convoluted sequels, and make this one a direct sequel to the original, so really you can forget most of everything you’ve seen before. It’s an interesting take on the franchise, and will give audiences the thrill they are looking for next month.
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