Two movies that screened at the Toronto International Film Festival this week are already hitting theaters nationwide — Hustlers starring Jennifer Lopez and The Goldfinch starring Oakes Fegley and Nicole Kidman. There are also three limited releases opening in select cities. Check them all out below and watch the trailers to decide what you want to see this weekend! ~Alexandra Heilbron
Hustlers – Experienced exotic dancer Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) teaches newcomer Destiny (Constance Wu) not only the art of pole dancing, but how to hustle her way into the pockets of their wealthy clients. Click here to watch our interviews with the stars at TIFF. Click here for showtimes.
The Goldfinch – When a bomb goes off while Theo (Oakes Fegley), 13, and his mother are in a museum, he stuffs a famous painting in his school bag to keep it safe, but loses track of his mother, who was killed. His entire life changes and as he stays with different people, he hangs on to the painting, until one day someone guesses where it is. Click here to read our review. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: The Goldfinch
Freaks – A paranoid father (Emile Hirsch) locks his seven-year-old daughter Chloe (Lexy Kolker) in their dilapidated house, warning her of dangers outside. Chloe wants to get outside and makes a break for it one day, where she meets an ice cream vendor (Bruce Dern) who tells her about her mother. Chloe then begins to see her mother around the house and believes she’s still alive. As layers of deception are peeled back, a government agency closes in, putting Chloe and her father in danger. Opening in select cities. Click here for showtimes.
Official Secrets – When British government translator Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) receives a memo from the United States’ National Security Agency requesting British intelligence to spy on five UN Security Council members in order to get their support for the Iraq war, she decides her loyalty isn’t to either government, but to civilians living in Iraq. She leaks the memo in an act of defiance and is charged with treason under the Official Secrets Act. Opening in select cities. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Official Secrets
Riot Girls – Four years after a mysterious disease wiped out all the adults in the city of Potter’s Bluff, the orphaned kids have split into two battling gangs — the poor kids on the East Side and the wealthy kids on the West Side. When East Side leader Jack is captured by the rival group, his sister Nat and her friend Scratch get help from a runaway West Sider to get him back. Opening in select cities. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Riot Girls