This Thursday marks the beginning of the Toronto International Film Festival, widely considered (along with the just-completed Telluride and currently running Venice fests) the kickoff to the Oscar race. Keep an eye out for the following filmmakers and actors whose movies are playing there. I expect all of them to make a splash at Toronto—and throughout the entire awards season.
Ben Affleck, director, Argo Directing his third feature—and his first outside his hometown of Boston—Affleck juggles a mammoth cast (including Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, and Alan Arkin) and brings maximum tension to a true story of international political intrigue. Bonus points for deftly handling the film’s leading role as well.