Film festivals tend to be rarefied, high-fibre affairs. But the audiences at Toronto, which kicks off on Thursday, will be clapping eyes on not one but two Adam Sandler movies: The Cobbler and Men, Women & Children.
I am holding for David O Russell, the Oscar-nominated director of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, who has agreed to talk about one of his all-time favourite films: the comic masterpiece Groundhog Day, released in the US 20 years ago this month.
Scripted by the American playwright Richard Nelson and directed by the former RSC chief Roger Michell, Hyde Park on Hudson is an oddly pale companion piece to The King's Speech and made with a similar eye to the American market.
The 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was a very popular president. He was also a ladies man, as witnessed in the new film Hyde Park on Hudson (opening this Friday).
Those of us who believe Bill Murray to be God are quite sincere in our belief. We're not just saying it to be nice. What otherwise are we to make of his majestic inaccessibility, his lack of an agent or a publicist or even a telephone number?