Cinematographer Roger Deakins is one of the most celebrated people in the movie business: 14 Oscar nominations and other kudos including an award at this week's TIFF Tribute Gala. Chances are, though, you've never heard of the quiet British artisan, recently turned 70.
Despite the Toronto International Film Festival's reputation as an Oscar bellwether, assessing the golden chances of movies and talent at the fest comes down to observation, intuition and that fickle thing called buzz.
Jazz legend Miles Davis is no longer with us. But his voice — or rather that of an actor reading words from the man's autobiography — is heard throughout Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, Stanley Nelson's latest documentary deep-dive.