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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'Paterson'

A movie about a poet that flows like poetry — bless you, Jim Jarmusch. The second of the independent-cinema godhead's movies at TIFF (after his Stooges doc Gimme Danger), this low-key story of a bus driver (Adam Driver) with a kooky wife (viva Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani!), a regular daily routine and a love of verse is possibly the most genuinely Zen film he's ever made. It's so good in its depiction of finding creativity in mundane small-town living that you don't even mind the clever touches, like a character named Paterson living in Paterson, New Jersey and being enamored of William Carlos Williams' book Paterson. Quietness has rarely seemed so earth-shaking. DF

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