As is tradition every September, celebrities flock to the6ix for the Toronto International Film Festival. Here are our top 5 picks for what to see this season:
Battle of the Sexes
Emma Stone may have only just won an Oscar for La La Land, but that’s not stopping anyone from suggesting she could earn herself another nomination for playing tennis star Billie Jean King as she faced off against Bobby Riggs (played be also Oscar-contender, Steve Carell) in 1973.
Gary Oldman’s transformation into Winston Churchill for Joe Wright’s film has many believing Oldman is the Best Actor frontrunner this year.
After the epic Noah, Darren Aronofsky returns to a project that’s more in the vein of his 2010 film, Black Swan. Considering that film earned four Oscar nominations, mother! – especially with Award-darling Jennifer Lawrence – is set-up to garner a fair bit of attention.
In recent years, Jake Gyllenhaal has produced a bevy of award-worthy performances, but always comes up short of an Oscar. Stronger may get him there, as there’s a good deal of buzz around his portrait of real-life Jeff Bauman, a man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing.
With George Clooney directing a script co-written by the Coen Brothers, it’s easy to see why Suburbicon is hotly anticipated: there are 14 Academy Award nominations between all of them. So needless to say this film, about a seemingly utopian 1950s community, is a must-see at TIFF.