Toronto Film Festival: Movies to Keep an Eye Out For

This past weekend, the Toronto International Film Festival came to a close. However, while it may all be over now, this annual event definitely brought a lot of buzz to movies. In fact, some are being described as serious Oscar contenders. So, what are some of the movies from the Toronto International Film Festival, or TIFF as film fanatics like to call it, that we should keep an eye out for? Well, find out below:

1. The Imitation Game

  • This movie is based on the true story of Alan Turing, who was a Nazi code-breaker that was charged with the crime of “indecency” for simply being gay. In fact, this film has received so much Academy Awards buzz already that it even picked up this year’s prestigious Grolsch People’s Choice Award. The Imitation Game stars “Sherlock” actor Benedict Cumberbatch, so expect him to pick up an Oscar nomination, and possible win, for his portrayal of Turing.
The Theory of Everything Earns Serious Oscar Buzz

The Theory of Everything Earns Serious Oscar Buzz

2. The Theory of Everything

  • If Cumberbatch is going to receive a nomination for his role in The Imitation Game, than Eddie Redmayne is definitely going to get one as well for his work as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. This film is the adaptation of his ex-wife, Jane Hawking’s memoir about their romance.  Felicity Jones co-stars as Jane. Apparently Hawking likes this film so much that he actually cried while watching it.

3. Top Five

  • This movie, which Chris Rock wrote, directed and starred in, ended up being the festival’s highest film sale. Reportedly, Paramount bought the film for $12.5 million. Top Five focuses on a comedian who gets involved in a love triangle with New York Times reporter, played by Rosario Dawson, and his reality TV star wife-to-be, played by Gabrielle Union, all while trying to pursue an acting career.
Will Jennifer Aniston Win an Oscar For Her Role in Cake?

Will Jennifer Aniston Win an Oscar For Her Role in Cake?

4. Cake

  • Critics alike are saying that Cake could be the film that finally earns Jennifer Aniston her first Oscar nomination. In this film, the former “Friends” actress goes through a serious make-under  to the point where she’s even unrecognizable. That’s because, in the movie, Aniston plays a woman suffering from debilitating chronic pain.  No makeup and tons of scars on her face? That sounds just like something that usually helps actresses pick up the big award.

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