I love movies and parties and pretending I’m super fabulous and totally glamorous when in reality I’m a tiny girl who sneezes like a cartoon character and is often described as awkward… thanks to Zoey Deschanel awkward is now charming. Seriously girl I owe you a solid for that one.
But as fabulous as all the parties are what I’m really excited for this year are the movies, you know because that is what TIFF is actually about, and 2013 is shaping up to be a great year; so here is my list of MUST SEE TIFF flicks.
The story of Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) a womanizing, drug using, homophobe who was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 1986 and was given 30 days to live. When FDA approved drugs didn’t work Woodroof started importing illegal but effective anti-viral meds from all over the world which resulted in the creation of The Dallas Buyers Club. Ron died 6 years after his diagnosis in the Fall of 1992, which obviously was a hell of a lot longer than 30 days. After seeing McConaughey in Mud I’m COMPLETELY convinced that he can hold his own in a movie that doesn’t happen to be a romcom about how lovely Kate Hudson can be on a beach, in a mall or as a writer at a fictional version of Cosmo. Also McConaughey lost a ton of weight for this role so my guess is he’s going for an Oscar.
That trailer says it all, there’s nothing else I can say. Except that this film looks incredible, heart breaking and beautiful and I’ve only seen the trailer; also holy casting, Batman!
My body, my pad, my ride, my family, my church, my girls, my porn. Yep I want to see this movie written, directed by and starring JGL and not just because I have a major crush on the star. This film looks like a LOT of fun and if it lives up to the trailer I will be a very happy girl.
Truth, justice and the American way, potent stuff folks. The Wikileaks story starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange?! Oh yes, I am all over that. As an ardent advocate for a free and open web, as someone interested in politics and as a film buff this movie excites me.
Those are my picks for TIFF 2013; the movies I absolutely do not want to miss, the fascinating, heartbreaking, devastating, hilarious and the intriguing. I hope I make it out to these flicks at TIFF but if I don’t I’ll be there opening day when they inevitably hit theatres nationwide.