Toronto is truly one of the world’s capitals when it comes to movies. We have a great selection of theatres showing a terrific range of both old and new fare, as well as dedicated audiences who enjoy a wide range of movies.
The crown jewel, however, is the Toronto International Film Festival. Cannes may be the best known fest, but few are as widely respected as TIFF. Every September, a stunning array of movies and directors/stars converge on Toronto and patrons from all over the world enjoy some of the best of what cinema has to offer in high-tech theatres.
This year’s TIFF runs from September 7th through the 17th. The line-up offers the usual cross section of movies and genres from around the world. If you are interested in attending, and plan to see as many movies as time permits, it is always a good idea to buy a ticket package, rather than risk missing out on films you were looking forward to.
Highlights this year include George Clooney’s black comedy SUBURBICON with Matt Damon & Julianne Moore; I, TONYA, a Tonya Harding biopic starring Margot Robbie; THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US with Idris Elba & Kate Winslet; Darren Aronofsky’s thriller MOTHER! starring Jennifer Lawrence & Javier Bardem; BATTLE OF THE SEXES with Emma Stone & Steve Carrell as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs; DOWNSIZING, another Matt Damon vehicle, this one co-starring Kristen Wiig; Guillermo Del Toro’s macabre thriller THE SHAPE OF WATER; Paul Rudd in THE CATCHER WAS A SPY; Jessica Chastain’s latest WOMAN WALKS AHEAD; James McAvoy & Alicia Vikander in SUBMERGENCE; Benedict Cumberbatch & Tom Holland in THE CURRENT WAR; Daniel Craig & Halle Berry in KINGS; Jake Gyllenhaal in David Gordon Green’s Boston Marathom Bombing thriller STRONGER; and Gary Oldman as Sir Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s DARKEST HOUR.
See you at the movies!