I heard the expected-but-welcome news today from the Toronto Film Festival guys about being press credentialed. I’m still stuck for a good place to flop (i.e., I never stay at hotels) but something always turns up. Toronto 2011 (9.8 through 9.18) is looking like a hummer. Like everyone else I’m expecting George Clooney‘s The Ides of March, Roman Polanski‘s Carnage, Bennett Miller‘s Moneyball, David Cronenberg‘s A Dangerous Method and Martin Scorsese‘s George Harrison: Living in the Material World to show up. What else?

I’m presuming that Tomas Alfredson‘s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Focus Features, 11.18) and Alexander Payne‘s The Descendants (Fox Searchlight, 11.23) are circling and flirting. I’m also thinking that TIFF 2011 might be the right way to launch Clint Eastwood‘s J. Edgar, which opens in October.