Toronto International Film Festival Preview: ‘St. Vincent,’ ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Rosewater,’ and More
The Toronto International Film Festival, which began in 1976, is one of the biggest and most influential film fests in the world, attracting some 400,000 attendees and debuting hundreds of awards hopefuls. It is, perhaps, second to none when it comes to generating Oscar buzz for award bait titles, giving films that initial gust of wind to carry them through to February. Films ranging from American Beauty to Slumdog Millionaire to The King’s Speech have all premiered at TIFF, and last year’s edition included screenings of eventual Oscar winners 12 Years A Slave, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, and more. This year’s lineup, meanwhile, shouldn’t disappoint. From Moneyball filmmaker Bennett Miller’s twisted take on the American dream, Foxcatcher, to Robert Downey Jr.’s juiciest role in years in The Judge, here are the most anticipated films unspooling at TIFF.