We know, skimming through over 200 films can be fun but it can also be time consuming. That is why the Calgary International Film Festival has put a call out to our trusty community members, volunteers, and even a few local celebrities to develop their very own Top 10 "Must See" lists for the 2017 festival. Use these lists as a jumping off point for deciding on your own picks for the year, and hey - don't worry about cross-pollinating. Feel free to make your own top 10 lists from these top 10 lists, and more!
Is your taste for movies cast with a wide net? You know, you're super into the artsy films that leave you ruminating on the meaning of life, but you also like to forget the cerebral stuff and watch a good rom-com, sci-fi, horror, action, documentary, musical, oh! the list goes on. Co-owner of Calgarymovies.com, Wilson Wong offers us just that - a comprehensive list that knows no genre bounds. He admits that his go-to genres are science fiction and horror but "really" he says, "I love all different types of films." Wong sites GATTACA as his favourite film with the classic SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION coming a close second.
This list is the perfect starting place if you are looking to piece together a personal schedule defined only by your own versatile taste.
I believe art and music connects us all. I think this film will help break down some of those barriers and give us a new appreciation for indigenous art and culture. Not to mention that there's an amazing party afterwards.
This will surely win some points with my wife. There is finally a movie about love and not just violence and superheroes. And we all know Andy Serkis as Gollum in LOTR so this will be the first time I see him as the director.