The Toronto International Film Festival, the best and most accessible film festival in North America (if not the world), has unveiled the complete lineup for its 31st edition, running Sept. 7-16. My only complaint? David Lynch's secrecy-shrouded Inland Empire is not on the list (insert tantrum here).
But there are plenty of filmmakers to pick up the slack: Pedro Almodovar, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Paul Verhoeven, Patrice Leconte, Werner Herzog, Ken Loach, Leon Ichaso, Christopher Guest, Darren Aronofsky, Kenneth Branagh, Guillermo Del Toro, Mira Nair ... an embarrassment of riches, really. If you've never attended this festival and care at all about movies, you owe it to yourself to check it out.