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12 must-see movies for ’09

Amelia (Oct. 23)

Female heroes don’t often get their due in this male-dominated world, so this biopic about the late, great flying ace Amelia Earhart is long overdue. There have been only a handful of previous film and TV treatments of the daredevil pilot whose 1937 disappearance during a globe-circling flight still fuels many a conspiracy theory. Hilary Swank stars in the title role, a casting choice that looks ideal on paper, Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) directs and Ronald Bass (Rain Man) scripts, for a combination that seems like a natural for a TIFF gala premiere.