Top 5 Must-See Films At TIFF 2017

TIFF 2017 begins tomorrow, and with the typical large selections of movies to choose from it can be hard figuring out what exactly it is you want to see. We’ve made it easy for you, by selecting the top 5 films you don’t want to miss at this year’s festival.

The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro’s latest film is looking more and more like a masterpiece. The film recently received rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival, and word is it’s as good as his 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth. That means we could be hearing The Shape of Water mentioned in Oscar talk in the coming months. It’s the story of a mute woman who stumbles upon a government experiment subject, who just happens to be a merman. 

Suburbicon – Honestly is was tough choosing between Matt Damon films (he’s got two hot films coming to TIFF this year), but we’ll go with this one because it’s directed by George Clooney, and written by the Coen Brothers. It’s a dark comedy set in the 1950s and deals with a home invasion in a quiet town. It teams Damon with Oscar Isaac and Julianne Moore. The trailer makes this film look like it could be a huge hit. 

mother! – Come on, with a cast that includes Jennifer Lawerence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kristen Wiig, you just had to know we’d be including this latest offering from Darren Aronofsky on the list. It’s hard to know what this film is about exactly, but then again it’s usually hard putting any sort of label on an Aronofsky film. It looks to be rather disturbing though, and something more than just a little different from Lawerence. It’s about a pair of uninvited guests arriving to a couple’s home that turn their lives upside down.

The Mountain Between Us – You have to admit, Kate Winslet is great at playing the lead in a survival film. In this one she’s stranded on a mountain with Idris Elba, a they struggle to survive. after a plane crash.

Battle of the Sexes – Emma Stone and Steve Carell plays Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in this film that documents their historic tennis match in the 1970s. Early word is the pair could be up for Oscars next year for their portrayals on the real-life players. They could be the first cast mates to win acting Oscars since 1997’s As Good As It Gets.

By: Roderick Thedorff

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