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September 4th, 2013
It’s TIFF-eve and we’re only one sleep away from the start of illustrious movie festival in Toronto. This year’s schedule is packed, as always, with some of the most exciting films being made this year. Five of our six picks for best drama will be making their debut over the next ten days at TIFF.
All this week we’re looking at the best in cinema still to come in 2013. Today we list the top six historical films worth yo’ money.
1. Parkland October 4
One of the biggest moments in American history is undoubtedly the assassination of JFK. Parkland tells the story of one doctor, played by Zac Efron, who was tasked with trying to save the leader of the free world, and the people in the president’s inner circle who could have stopped the assassination from happening.
2. Kill Your Darlings October 16
Daniel Radcliffe continues to shed his Harry Potter image, this time playing famed poet Allen Ginsberg. The film centres around Ginsberg’s involvement in the death of David Kammerer, played by Michael C. Hall. The impressive cast is rounded out by Ben Foster, Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Dane DeHaan.
3. 12 Years a Salve October 18
Based on the true story of Solomon Northrup, 12 Years A Slave is already garnering huge Oscar buzz for lead Chiwetel Ejiofor.
4. Dallas Buyers Club November 1
Matthew McConaughey took a note from the Christian Bale school of acting and dropped a huge amount of weight to play Ron Woodroof, a HIV-positive cowboy who became a reluctant hero of the AIDS epidemic when he began sneaking drugs into the US for fellow patients.
5. Diana November 1
Naomi Watts proves to be one of Hollywood’s most fearless by taking on the role of the beloved Princess Diana. The film focuses on the final two years of the late Diana’s life and will no doubt be under a huge microscope by Royal fanatics.
6. Mandela: The Long Walk To Freedom November 29
Director Justin Chadwick has taken on the daunting task of telling the life story of former South African President Nelson Mandela, from his upbringing in a rural village, to his 27 years spent in Prison and his life after his release. Idris Elba, who has garnered huge praise for his role in the television show Luther, is one of the only actors today who is up to the intimidating role of playing the beloved Mandela.