What’s at the top of the must-see movies list at the Toronto International Film Festival? Tonya Harding, a forbidden love between a woman and a sea creature,
Find out which films Los Angeles Times writers are eager to see and which movies are already stirring up Oscar buzz.
“The Shape of Water”
After landing rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival and cheers at Telluride, Toronto is the next stop for
Set during the Cold War, the movie revolves around a mute worker at a secret government lab (
The first narrative feature from director Lucretia Martel in almost 10 years, "Zama" is an 18th century South American adventure epic inspired by Antonio Di Benedetto's 1956 novel, about a Spanish officer who has been waiting years for a transfer from his remote location back to Buenos Aires.
The cast alone in “Downsizing” has stirred excitement for this oddball comedy: Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern,
Directed by Oscar favorite
“Suicide Squad” star
Written and directed by
Oscar winner Brie Larson will make her feature directing debut and star in "Unicorn Store." Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack, and Bradley Whitford are also in the cast of this magical realist tale about "a woman named Kit [Larson] receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams."
“Roman J. Israel, Esq.,”
The second feature from Oscar-nominated “Nightcrawler” writer-director Dan Gilroy, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” already has awards buzz thanks to casting of
According to Sony's synopsis, Roman Israel is a "driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action."
Until its recent premiere at the Venice Film Festival, very few people knew what
Judging only by the exceedingly vague trailer, Jennifer Lawrence and
"The Final Year”
The documentary “The Final Year” follows the 44th president during the last 12 months of the Obama administration. Boasting an unprecedented look at the shaping of foreign policy, director Greg Barker shadowed Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Ambassador to the U.N.