Toronto Film Festival: Stephen Hawking, Jon Stewart and (mostly) true stories

September 9, 2014 11:56 PM

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The title "Based on a true story" starts a lot of movies these days, particularly the sort of awards-seeking ones that often fill up Toronto film festival schedules.

"Mr. Turner," "The Imitation Game," "Wild" and "Foxcatcher" — all sprang from real events, and all will probably end up figuring in my list of the best films I saw here. More on that later.

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