10 Best Things We Saw at 2015 Toronto Film Festival

From muckraking journalists to marauding skinheads, the highlights of this year's premier film festival

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3. 'Anomalisa'

Charlie Kaufman's first feature film in seven years features sex, heartbreak, and a Japanese automaton that sings. Did we mention it's also a stop-motion animation movie and pretty much a masterpiece? Using only the voices of three actors (David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan) and a host of dolls, Kaufman and co-director Duke Johnson bring to life a world of chatty cabbies, convention-hall ennui, absurdist humor, explicitly detailed hot puppet-on-puppet action and a bone-deep level of sadness. This was the closest thing to a critical consensus that emerged out of T0ronto this year, and it's easy to see why: There's more humanity in this small, painstakingly moved and manipulated figures than in most of the live-action movies on display.

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