Results for - Toronto International Film Festival -- The Best Of Film
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1. The 44th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) doesn't start until Sept. 5, but already the film has created lots of buzz for all the right reasons. For 10 days Toronto will be the center of the film industry, for some very good, and most likely, some very bad film screenings. Have you ever attended TIFF?
Yes, in the past
Yes, every year
No, but I would like to
2. TIFF has long been the place where some of the year's best movies first screen. Here are some of the many highly anticipated films that are based on real people or events that will screen here this year. Which ones do you think you would like to see?
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood -- Tom Hanks portrays Fred Rogers, a pop-culture staple for children around the world thanks to his cheery demeanor and respect for the emotional intelligence of kids. He broached topics most adults would have brushed off with "I'll tell you when you're older."
Harriet -- The biopic about the life of revolutionary hero Harriet Tubman, who led upwards of 300 enslaved Black people to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Early screenings are saying to give Cynthia Erivo her Oscar right now.
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band -- Inspired by Robbie Robertson's 2016 autobiography, Testimony, the doc recounts the singer's journey from scrappy musician to his formation of The Band alongside Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Levon Helm.
Just Mercy -- Based on a true story, Michael B. Jordan portrays Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who battles for justice by defending the wrongly accused. Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson co-star.
Judy -- Renee Zellweger breathes new life into the story of Judy Garland in this adaptation of the stage play, End of the Rainbow.
All of them
Don't watch movies
3. These movies are also highly anticipated -- are any of these movies you would like to see?
The Aeronauts -- Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones — who earned an Oscar and Oscar nomination, respectively, for their performances in TIFF 2014's The Theory of Everything — team for a period drama that revolves around a scientist and pilot who seek to make history by ascending to unprecedented heights in 19th-century England.
The Goldfinch -- Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Donna Tartt, about a boy who loses his mother in a bombing attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and ends up stealing a piece of artwork that will change his life. Sarah Paulson, Nicole Kidman, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Finn Wolfhard and Aneurin Barnard star in the film.
Joker -- Set outside DC's Expanded Universe slate of films, this origin tale re-imagines how Batman's most famous nemesis came to be. The standalone flick is meant to be an "exploration of a man disregarded by society that is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale," director Todd Phillips says. Joaquin Phoenix puts on the makeup as the Clown Prince of Crime.
The Laundromat -- Adapted from Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Jake Bernstein's Secrecy World, The Laundromat brings together Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Jeffrey Wright and Antonio Banderas as a group of key players that uncovered the illicit money networks at the heart of the Panama Papers.
Lucy in the Sky -- Natalie Portman plays an astronaut who returns to Earth and starts to lose touch with reality as she begins to question her place in the universe.
Motherless Brooklyn -- Edward Norton's passion project finds the Oscar-nominated actor both in front of and behind the camera in this adaptation of Jonathan Lethem 1999 bestseller. Norton plays a private detective living with Tourette syndrome who ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend in the 1950s-set crime drama.
I want to see all of them
Don't watch movies
4. One of the strangest movies to be screened this year is Jojo Rabbit. The film is about a young German boy who finds a Jewish girl in his home and seeks advice from his imaginary friend on how to handle the situation. The catch is that the imaginary friend is not a cute animal or character…but Adolf Hitler. Billed as an "anti-hate satire," this film may not be for everyone, but TIFF often highlights films that stir up controversy. Would you see this movie?
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