Toronto Film Festival 2017: 30 Movies We Can't Wait to See

From Oscar potentials to Lady Gaga and Grace Jones docs and a secret Louis C.K. movie, our must-see picks for the fest



Music-video godhead Joseph Kahn – a gent who's worked with everybody from the Geto Boys to the Backstreet Boys, Taylor Swift to Eminem (one of the movie's producers, FYI) – goes the taboo-tweaking route with this story satire about a Caucasian college student (Calum Worthy) doing his thesis on the art of battle rapping. Quicker than you can say "it sure is a fine line between subcultural appreciation and cultural appropriation," he starts competing against the local hip-hop superstars as well. Things apparently get inappropriate ASAP, and viewers get not only an edgy, racially tinged satire but the only festival movie featuring both Anthony Michael Hall and Charlamagne Tha God (we think).