The Toronto Film Festival starts today, and this year’s lineup is so jam-packed with intriguing movies that we had to make some difficult decisions to prune them all down to our ten most anticipated. First of all, we decided to D.Q. films that had already premiered at other festivals. Sorry, George Clooney in The Descendants! Michael Fassbender in Shame: It’s not you, it’s us. (But don’t worry, we’re still going to check you both out — and how could we miss Madonna’s W.E., while we’re at it?) Even then, we had to give out an honorable mention to quite a few movies we’re looking forward to, like the Saoirse Ronan–James Gandolfini black comedy Violet & Daisy, or Michael Winterbottom’s Freida Pinto vehicle Trishna. Now that we’ve culled the list down to just ten, then, let’s hope the following movies give us plenty to talk about.
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