Toronto Starts Today


With Venice and Telluride now over, it's time for Toronto to step up, and with most of the heavy Oscar favorites having already been seen in one of the other festivals (or waiting until the New York and AFI Fests later this month and next), that leaves Toronto pretty much left out in the cold this year, with not a lot to premiere. They have three buzzed about movies set to open for the first time- The Fifth Estate (the Julian Assange movie with Benedict Cumberbatch), August: Osage County (the Meryl Streep/Julia Roberts drama) and Dallas Buyers Club, with Matthew McConaughey as an AIDS victim. I'll be posting the reaction to all of them, along with any new responses from other critics on movies that didn't quite hit with the other festivals (such as Labor Day and The Wind Rises). Still to come later on, the Paul Greengrass action drama Captain Phillips and Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty at the New York film festival, and Disney's Saving Mr. Banks is set to open the AFI Fest on November 7th.