Intriguing titles at the Toronto film fest

September 2, 2014 11:11 AM

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TORONTO - If previous years are any indication, there's a pretty good chance that the next Academy Award best picture winner is buried somewhere among the almost 300 movies set to unspool at the Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday. There's no cinematic crystal ball that will tell us which title will have the appeal of "Argo," the whimsy of "The Artist" or the gravitas of "12 Years a Slave," but here are 10 titles that Canadian Press reporters will be rushing to the theatre to see.

"Boychoir" — With a blue-chip cast headed up by Dustin Hoffman, Debra Winger and Kathy Bates, direction from Quebec master Francois Girard ("Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould," "The Red Violin") and an against-all-odds story about a troubled Texas boy who lands at a prestigious choir school, ...

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