18 Movies Everyone Will Talk About At TIFF 2014

July 23, 2014 1:33 PM

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18 Movies Everyone Will Talk About At TIFF 2014

In the last 15 years, seven movies that won the Toronto International Film Festival's audience award went on to score an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Four of those movies -- "American Beauty," "Slumdog Millionaire," "The King's Speech" and last year's "12 Years A Slave" -- went on to win. Which is proof awards season goes through Toronto for a reason, and good news for the surfeit of features that will screen at this year's festival. TIFF organizers announced the initial lineup on Tuesday, and even with presumed awards favorites such as Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" (set to debut at the Venice Film Festival) and David Fincher's "Gone Girl" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" (both tapped for the New York Film Festival) not in play, the dance card loaded with possible Oscar contenders. Ahead, 18 movies that should plant flags in awards season after Toronto.

What TIFF says: "'Black and White' is the story of a widowed grandfather who is left to raise his bi-racial granddaughter. When the little girl’s paternal grandmother seeks custody, a bitter legal battle ensues that forces the uneasy family members to have an honest conversation about life, death, a...

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