46th Toronto International Film Festival 28 Most Anticipated Films

As an accredited press member covering the 46th Toronto International Film Festival, I approach my viewing upon various factors. Of course, personal interest typically pushes its way through in selection and script, director, and cast. Here, I’ve chosen 28 films that are on my radar; the top ten will be featured.

The most anticipated film by director Michael Showalter is based on the famous televangelists Tammy Faye Baker (Jessica Chastain) and her former husband, Jim Baker (Andrew Garfield), in the film, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” I have memories of viewing the PTL (Praise the Lord) TV show when it was broadcast in the 70s and 80s—Tammy’s charismatic, dramatic personality and heavy black mascara tears were the draw.

The opening night gala presentation of Stephen Chbosky’s adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” also ranks high as I attended the live theatrical performance in Chicago. Tony winner Ben Platt portrays Evan, with supporting cast Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, and Nik Dodani.

Top 10 Anticipated Films:


“Bergman Island,”

“Dear Evan Hansen”

“Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over”


“Last Night in Soho”


“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

“The Guilty”

“The Power of the Dog”

Next 18 Anticipated Films:

“All My Puny Sorrows”

“Colin In Black & White”

“Drive My Car”




“Mothering Sunday”

“One Second”

“Petite Maman”

“Paris, 13th District”


“Silent Night”

“The Good House”

“The Humans”

“The Mad Women’s Ball”

“The Rescue”

“The Worst Person in the World.”


Sarah Knight Adamson@September 9, 2021