UPDATED with newest: The Toronto Film Festival started September 7 in Ontario with opening-night movie The Boy and the Heron, from Oscar-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. It kicks off a lineup for the fest’s 48th edition that features world premieres of GameStop pic Dumb Money, Netflix’s Pain Hustlers, Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins, Kristin Scott Thomas’ Scarlett Johansson pic North Star, Chris Pine’s Poolman, Michael Keaton-directed Knox Goes Away, Anna Kendrick’s Woman of the Hour, Atom Egoyan’s Seven Veils, Michael Winterbottom’s Shoshana, Grant Singer’s Reptile, Viggo Mortensen’s The Dead Don’t Hurt, Lee Tamahori’s The Convert and Alex Gibney’s doc In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon.
The fest additionally options new movies from such celebrated administrators as Alexander Payne, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Alice Rohrwacher and Richard Linklater.
Deadline is on the bottom to look at all the important thing movies. Below is a compilation of our opinions from the fest, which last year awarded Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans its People’s Choice Award for finest movie.
Click on the movie titles beneath to learn the opinions in full, and hold checking again as we add extra films all through the fest, which runs by September 17.
Section: Gala Presentations
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, Takuya Kimura
Deadline’s takeaway: The Boy and the Heron offers with complicated themes that manifest with visible splendor. While it won’t be Studio Ghibli’s strongest outing, it’s nonetheless an essential one, and Miyazaki’s return after a decade-long hiatus serves as a reminder of the distinctive imaginative and prescient and artistry he brings to the world of animation.
Director: Patricia Arquette
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Camila Morrone, Patricia Arquette, Elizabeth Lail, Ray Nicholson, Leila George, James Urbaniak
Deadline’s takeaway: Although set in 1992, Arquette’s imaginative and prescient appears extra according to the ’70s model of filmmaking, notably Robert Altman. Though not at all times hitting the bull’s-eye right here she definitely comes shut sufficient to sign a brand new profession behind the digicam.
Section: Special Presentations
Director: Kristin Scott Thomas
Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Scarlett Johansson, Sienna Miller, Emily Beecham, Thibault De Montalembert, Freida Pinto, Joshua Maguire, James Fleet
Deadline’s takeaway: This will not be a broad comedy in any sense: Thomas is a fan of French films, Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters, Little Miss Sunshine, Marriage Story and others which are good examples of the style.