For some there are two season: winter and TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival). I admittedly fall in this camp as soon as Labour Day hits. As we’re approaching the climax of our own indie-darling-turned-blockbuster (yes, TIFF!), it’s time to take a breather and get some expert advice on the must-see movies from the festival.
The other day I was treated like an A-list celeb courtesy of NKPR, sipping the same Skyy vodka cocktails that would be served to celebs at some of the top parties. Plus, we were treated to a fashion show curated by designer-stylist, Rita Liefhebber, demonstrating the best day time to red carpet outfits.
Film critic Richard Crouse (you know the dapper dude who always sports a suit, thick-rimmed glasses and a Snooki-inspired bump) gives us his top 5 must-see movies at TIFF:
Ryan Reynolds plays a truck driver living in Iraq and who is stuck in a box – from opening credit to the end. ‘Nuff said.
2. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Directed by Woody Allen, this comedy-romance features an ensemble cast (Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts, Frieda Pinto and Anthony Hopkins) who make get tangled up in a web of interrelated relationships and issues.
3. Fubar 2
Terry and Dean are back to give’r in the northern oil sands of Alberta.
4. Blue Valentine
Watch as Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams’ relationship slowly unravels from their early romantic courtship to a young, married couple.
5. Let Me In
Based on the critically acclaimed Swedish film, this vampire thriller follows two teen outsiders (a boy and a girl) who form a special friendship.
If you missed these films at the festival, not to fret because you can fill up your fall movie card and catch them at a theatre near you soon.
And, let us know if you saw some great (or not) movies at TIFF this year.
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