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TIFF 2014: Five lessons from this year's festival
TIFF 2014: Five lessons from this year's festival

As the final screenings are taken in, coffee cups are discarded and press and industry badges are regretfully removed, the chatter can begin—OK, continue—over what rose, sunk and treaded water at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. As the crucial gathering winds down, the stakes this weekend will be high, particularly for the People's Choice Award--five of the past six winners have gone on to nab best-picture Oscar nominations. But many trends and contenders have already revealed themselves in the frenzied last 10 days. What distinguished itself and what dithered? Which movies and actors made an Oscar case and which will be watching the proceedings from...

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