The 10 Must-See Movies At the Toronto International Film Festival
Starting Thursday with the world premiere of Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Fifth Estate," the Toronto International Film Festival will be the epicenter of the world's movie culture. With stars turning out from Cumberbatch to Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt to Daniel Radcliffe, TIFF represents the unofficial start of the fall movie season – and opens the gates for the Oscar race.
Here are the hottest tickets coming up at this year's festival:
1. "The Fifth Estate" (Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl; directed by Bill Condon): Wake up, Cumberbitches! Benedict opens the festival playing Julian Assange in this biopic/thriller about the controversial Australian hacker turned editor behind WikiLeaks.
2. "Gravity" (George Clooney, Sandra Bullock; directed by Alfonso Cuaron) Clooney and Bullock don spacesuits to play two American astronauts adrift in space in Cuaron’s ("Children of Men") sci-fi thriller.
3. "Kill Your Darlings" (Daniel Radcliffe, Elizabeth Olsen, Michael C. Hall ; directed by John Krokidas): Harry Potter himself goes back to school – this time to Columbia University – as Allen Ginsberg. The movie takes place in 1944 when a murder on campus united Ginsberg with William Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and set him on the road to poetry immortality.