Anticipated flicks from the Toronto film festival -- Films like ''The Duchess'' and ''Rachel Getting Married'' might stir up some Oscar talk

August 29, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Duchess
As sparring newlyweds, Ralph Fiennes and Keira Knightley conduct an 18th-century War of the Roses in this feisty soap operatic period piece.

Ed Harris, who shepherded Marcia Gay Harden to her Oscar for Pollock, directs and stars in a Western featuring Renée Zellweger and Viggo Mortensen.

Rachel Getting Married
Jonathan Demme’s intimate family portrait showcases Anne Hathaway, playing against type as an out-of-rehab drama queen at her sister’s wedding.

Flash of Genius
He may not play a celeb like Capote or Ray, but Greg Kinnear is impressive in this biopic about the inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper.

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