Toronto Film Festival Announces Line-Up

Toronto Film Festival LogoThe Toronto International Film Festival have announced their full line-up of 349 films today. There are alot of films that I’m excited to see. Here are some of the movies that caught my eye while browsing the new list:

  • Michael Moore’s Mike Across America
  • Man From Plains by Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs): A documentary about Jimmy Carter
  • In Bloom by Vadim Perelman (House of Sand and Fog), starring Evan Rachel Wood and Uma Thurman: A woman’s survivor’s guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart.
  • Juno by Jason Reitman (Thank You For Smoking), starring Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Oliva Thirlby, and JK Simmons: Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual and bizarre decision regarding her unborn child.
  • The Visitor by Thomas McCarthy (The Station Agent): A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
  • Cleaner by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2), starring Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes and Keke Palmer: A former cop (Jackson) who now earns a wage as a crime scene cleaner unknowingly participates in a cover-up at his latest job.
  • The Jane Austen Book Club by Robin Swicord, starring Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Marc Blucas, Emily Blunt, Amy
  • Brenneman, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Kevin Zegers and Lynn Redgrave
  • Sleuth by Kenneth Branagh, starring Michael Caine and Jude Law: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer (Caine) matches wits with the struggling actor (Law) who has stolen his wife’s heart.
  • The Walker by Paul Schrader (screenwriter: Raging Bull, Taxi Driver), starring Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Lily Tomlin, Willem Defoe, Ned Beatty, Moritz Bleibtreu and Mary Beth Hurt: An escort (Harrelson) who caters to Washington D.C.’s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.
  • Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead by Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men), starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney and Marisa Tomei: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents’ jewelery store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother’s wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.
  • Death Defying Acts by Gillian Armstrong, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Guy Pearce: On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.
  • Married Life by Ira Sachs, starring Pierve Brosnan, Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Rachel McAdams: A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife’s death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce.
  • Redacted by Brian De Palma (Scarface): A montage of stories about U.S. soldiers fighting in the Iraq conflict, focusing on the modern forms of media covering the war.
  • The Take by Brad Furman, starring Taylor Gray, John Leguizamo, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Perez: After he’s shot during a heist in East L.A., an armored-truck driver (Leguizamo) wrestles with rehabilitation and tracking down the man (Gibson) who committed the crime.
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