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Toronto 2015: A festival looks, cautiously, beyond awards season

Toronto 2015: A festival looks, cautiously, beyond awards season

Few dates on the annual movie calendar compare with that late July morning when the Toronto International Film Festival announces its first wave of premieres. In addition to being one of Hollywood’s earliest signs that summer will soon end — what, you thought you’d make it into August? — it offers a cinephile Sudoku.  And there was plenty to puzzle out on Tuesday after organizers' press conference. Does Ridley Scott’s science fiction survival picture “The Martian,” which was announced as a Toronto world premiere, have greater awards potential than Steven Spielberg’s espionage thriller “Bridge of Spies,” which...

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