10 Best Movies We Saw at Toronto Film Festival 2016

A modern musical, a First Lady biopic, a gunfire free-for-all and the glory that is 'Moonlight' — our picks for the best of the 2016 fest

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'Lady Macbeth'
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'Lady Macbeth'

Welcome to the left-field hit of the festival. There was little buzz on British theater director William Oldroyd's adaptation of the Russian play about a young woman (Florence Pugh, stunning) who's "sold" to a young landowner in rural Victorian England and made his spouse. By the time this rigorous tale of adultery, feminism, vengeance, violence and power-jockeying had screened a few times, this was the hot topic of conversations not involving Moonlight (see below). It's a jaw-dropping debut, one that makes all those Masterpiece Theater versions of to-the-manor-born dramas look positively toothless. DF

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