Ten things we learned at the Toronto Film Festival

Ten things we learned at the Toronto Film Festival – including the rise of Amandla Stenberg and a 14-hour movie that’s ‘exuberantly epic’.

The Toronto Film Festival is something of the alpha to the Oscars’ omega – along with the Venice Film Festival, it’s the kickoff of awards season. So if you’re a film journalist it’s a time to take stock and reflect on what you’ve learned amidst the flurry of screenings and premiere parties – and what the industry may be talking about for the next six months until all the statuettes are handed out.

BBC Culture solicited the opinions of five distinguished film journalists to weigh in on what they learned in Toronto: film reporter Emma Jones, Talking Movies host, Tom Brook, BBC Culture film critic Caryn James, film critic Monica Castillo and Vanity Fair executive digital director Mike Hogan.

To learn what they had to say, click the play button on the video above.

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