8 Movies At The Toronto Film Festival Worth Paying Attention To

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Over the next 10 days, some of the biggest stars around will descend on the pristine city of Toronto for one of the movie industry's marquee events. The Toronto Film Festival—or TIFF, as it's known colloquially—has become the unofficial starting gun for awards season, the forum where studios typically show off their prestige projects for the first time, and where the Hollywood hype machine kicks into high gear.

The festival opens tomorrow, with the opening gala for Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt's high-octane Western remake The Magnificent Seven, but afterward will settle into more typical festival fare, with headier, auteur-driven works dotting the program. Here, we choose eight potentially great movies—in a festival that will undoubtedly be full of them—that are worth your attention.