Best of Toronto: Variety Critics Look Past the Oscar Hype

Best of Toronto: Variety Critics Look Past the Oscar Hype
Peter Debruge: Looking back on 11 days and several hundred movies, it’s somewhat disheartening to realize this is the year that Oscar hype all but overwhelmed the Toronto Film Festival. Things have been gradually building up to this, considering that the festival served to launch such best-picture winners as “American Beauty,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The King’s Speech” and “Argo,” among others, but it’s unfortunate that this hollow chatter has taken the place of substantial conversation about the merits of the many films on offer, the vast majority of which were conceived with no designs on earning little gold statues.

There’s a silver lining for those who’ve been following from a distance all the buzz around such heftily financed pictures as “12 Years a Slave,” “August: Osage County,” “Rush,” “Gravity” and “Prisoners,” as well as the scrappy, super-indie “Dallas Buyers Club,” a movie no one wanted to make but
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Apple Can Wait to Release iPad 3

  • The Wrap
Many a king has buckled under the weight of the crown, but one analyst says Apple, the undisputed ruler of the tablet market, has nothing to worry about. That is why Jp Morgan’s Mark Moskowitz wrote that the iPad 3, rumored to be released anywhere from this fall to early next year, will not debut until some time next year. His report has been circulated by many technology news outlets such as AllThingsD and PC Magazine. "In recent months, there has been rising investor speculation that a new iPad 3 would be
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