'The Imitation Game' wins at Toronto film festival

September 14, 2014 5:44 PM

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'The Imitation Game' wins at Toronto film festival

USA TODAY's Andrea Mandell, just back from the Toronto International Film Festival, gives us a recap of the highlights and surprises from the annual event: which upcoming films and actors are getting the most Oscar buzz, how audiences responded and the oh-so-important audience award winner, announced Sunday.

For many, the festival is to sell passion projects, and boy, did they. Chris Rock's comedy Top Five sparked a huge bidding war before selling to Paramount. Tobey Maguire's Bobby Fischer tale Pawn Sacrifice sold, as did Chris Evans' directorial debut, Before We Go, Beach Boys tale Love and Mercy and ...

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