The Toronto International Film Festival is a movie geek's wet dream. The festival's avalanche of films (300-plus over 10 days) offered something for cinemaphiles of every stripe, including a typically healthy dose of new works by established filmmakers from across the globe. The prime example was Jason Reitman's slick yet affecting 'Up in the Air' (starring a never-better George Clooney) that confirms the young director is more than just Diablo Cody's 'Juno' bitch.
Here's an early prediction on the Best Pictures nominees for next year's Academy Awards: There will only be five. The great experiment in "widening the playing field" — expanding the number of nominees to 10 this year — turned out to be a complete dud. Anyone interested in the Oscars knew there were only five legitimate nominees: the Final Five, the ones that had also been nominated for Best Director.