I’ve pasted a bold X next to those 2019 Toronto Film Festival films that I believe will actually matter (or aspire to matter) to persons of consequence, and will presumably stick to the ribs. Tell me what I’m missing or should pay closer attention to.

TIFF World Premieres (i.e., not going to Venice and Telluride):

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (d: Marielle Heller) X
Blackbird (d: Roger Michell) X
Dolemite Is My Name (d: Craig Brewer) X
Greed (d: Michael Winterbottom)
The Goldfinch (d: John Crowley) X
Harriet (d: Kasi Lemmons)
Hustlers (d: Lorene Scafaria)
Jojo Rabbit (d: Taika Waititi)
Just Mercy (d: Destin Daniel Cretton) X
Knives Out (d: Rian Johnson)
The Personal History of David Copperfield (d: Armando Iannucci) X
True History of the Kelly Gang (d: Justin Kurrel)
Western Stars (d: Bruce Springsteen) X
While at War (d: Alejandro Amenabar)

TIFF North American Premieres (going to Venice but not Telluride):

Ema (d: Pablo Larrain) X
Guest of Honor (d: Atom Egoyan)
Joker (d: Todd Phillips) small x
The Painted Bird (d: Václav Marhoul) X
The Laundromat (d: Steven Soderbergh) X
Weathering With You (Shinkai)
A Herdade (Guedes)
No.7 Cherry Lane (Yonfan)
Saturday Fiction (Lou Ye)

TIFF Canadian Premieres (going to Telluride):

Ford v Ferrari (d: James Mangold) X
Judy (d: Rupert Goold) X
Uncut Gems (The Safdies) X
Motherless Brooklyn (d: Edward Norton) X
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (d: Celine Sciamma) X
Pain and Glory (d: Pedro Almodovar) X

Going to Venice + Telluride + TIFF :

Marriage Story (d: Noah Baumbach) X

Not mentioned in TIFF announcement</u>:

Ad Astra (Venice rumored) X
First Cow (Venice rumored)
The Aeronauts (Venice rumored) X
Against All Enemies (Venice rumored) X
Queen and Slim (d: Melina Matsoukas) X
Little Women (d: Greta Gerwig) X
Wendy (d: Benh Zeitlin) X
A Hidden Life (d: Terrence Malick) X
Lucy in the Sky (d: Noah Hawley) X
Waves (d: Trey Edward Shults) X
Falling (d: Viggo Mortensen)
Ammonite (d: Francis Lee)

List categories and content courtesy of World of Reel‘s Jordan Ruimy.