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10 just-announced films to get you excited for TIFF 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival continues to add titles to its 2016 lineup in the lead up to September 8. That's when the stars will descend upon Toronto for 10 days of movie magic. Among the films announced today, there are a couple of galas, a number of special presentations, and a slew of features from around the world.

Check out these 10 films I'm looking forward to seeing at TIFF 2016.

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Richard Gere plays a New York-based fixer who gets mixed up in Middle Eastern politics in this film by director Joseph Cedar. It also stars Steve Buscemi and Hank Azaria.

Voyage in Time: Life's Journey
This Terrence Malick documentary chronicles the history of the universe. It's also narrated by Cate Blanchett and took Malick four decades to create.

In Dubious Battle
Modern day Renaissance Man James Franco directs and stars in this adaptation of a John Steinbeck story. He acts alongside a stacked cast that includes Nat Wolff, Selena Gomez, Robert Duvall, Zach Braff, Sam Shepard, Josh Hutcherson and Bryan Cranston.

I, Daniel Blake
Ken Loach's film won the Palme D'Or at Cannes this year and it's making its North American premiere at TIFF.

Personal Shopper
This thriller, or ghost story (directed by Olivier Assayas), stars Kristen Stewart, who arguably does brooding and creepy better than anyone else.

Spain's Pedro Almod贸var adapted three Alice Munro stories for this feature film making its North American premiere at TIFF.

Brain on Fire
This Irish-Canadian co-production is an adaptation of Susannah Cahalan's popular memoir, which chronicles her experience suffering from a misdiagnosed autoimmune disorder. It stars Chlo毛 Grace Moretz.

A Quiet Passion
Cynthia Nixon is Emily Dickinson in this biopic directed by Terence Davies.

Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver star in this thriller about gender reassignment surgery from director Walter Hill (The Warriors).

The Bleeder
Naomi Watts and Liev Schrieber (aw) star along with Elizabeth Moss in Philippe Falardeau's biopic of boxer Chuck Wepner, you know, the guy who inspired Rocky.

Image from In Dubious Battle.

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