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  • TIFF 2013: 'Fifth Estate' underwhelms critics

    TIFF 2013: 'Fifth Estate' underwhelms critics
    “The Fifth Estate” is Bill Condon’s new movie about celebrity and journalism in the Internet age, and it isn’t about Miley Cyrus' blog posts. Instead, the subjects of the director’s cameras are Julian Assange and WikiLeaks,...
  • Italian documentary 'Sacro GRA' wins top Venice Film Festival award

    Italian documentary 'Sacro GRA' wins top Venice Film Festival award
    In a night of unexpected winners, Italian documentarian Gianfranco Rosi's study of the denizens of a famous highway circling Rome, "Sacro GRA," was awarded the Venice Film Festival's highest honor, the Golden Lion Award, Saturday. The Silver Lion Award,...
  • TIFF 13: Did Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' just change the game?

    TIFF 13: Did Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' just change the game?
    TORONTO -- Brad Pitt didn't say much during the question-and-answer session that followed the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "12 Years a Slave" on Friday night, just a short comment on why he produced and co-starred in the Steve McQueen...
  • Toronto 2013: 'Heart of a Lion' a neo-Nazi family dramedy?

    Toronto 2013: 'Heart of a Lion' a neo-Nazi family dramedy?
    TORONTO -- One of the treats of any film festival is the chance to get a glimpse of rising artistic talents from distant places that you might otherwise miss. And so it was for me on Friday with “Heart of a Lion,” which gets its official world...
  • TIFF 2013: 'The Double' deals with identity challenges

    TIFF 2013: 'The Double' deals with identity challenges
    With more than 300 movies showing at the Toronto International Film Festival, there is bound to be some overlap. Jesse Eisenberg acts in two films world premiering at the Canadian event, while Mia Wasikowska performs in three screening there. But the...
  • TIFF 2013: Assange pic 'Fifth Estate' a crystal ball into fall

    TIFF 2013: Assange pic 'Fifth Estate' a crystal ball into fall
    TORONTO -- It's fitting that the Toronto International Film Festival opened its 2013 edition Thursday night with the Wikileaks drama "The Fifth Estate." That's true because the Bill Condon movie about Julian Assange is an elaborate Hollywood...
  • In '12 Years a Slave,' Steve McQueen juxtaposes beauty, brutality

    In '12 Years a Slave,' Steve McQueen juxtaposes beauty, brutality
    TELLURIDE, Colo. — Many sequences in Steve McQueen's new movie, "12 Years a Slave" — the true story of a free black man kidnapped in 1841 and sold to Southern plantation owners — were emotionally exhausting to film. But the British...
  • 'Our Nixon' filmmaker shows the 37th president as 'just a person'

    'Our Nixon' filmmaker shows the 37th president as 'just a person'
    Audiotape of a casual phone conversation in the new documentary "Our Nixon" reveals a startling fact about President Nixon and his staff: that they were unfamiliar with the most popular television program in America at the time, "All in the Family."...
  • From 'Gravity' to '12 Years a Slave,' film fare gets serious in fall

    From 'Gravity' to '12 Years a Slave,' film fare gets serious in fall
    Lost at sea, lost in space, lost children, lost freedom, lost homeland, lost money, lost identity, lost jobs, lost hope, lost faith, lost lives: This fall, this is film. This is serious. I can't wait. September always brings a change in the...
  • Weinstein Co. acquires John Curran's 'Tracks' with Mia Wasikowska

    Weinstein Co. acquires John Curran's 'Tracks' with Mia Wasikowska
    The Weinstein Co. has acquired the U.S. rights to John Curran's "Tracks," starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. The film had its world premiere Thursday at the Venice International Film Festival as part of the main competition and screened this...
  • TIFF 2013: Sylvain Chomet's live-action 'Attila Marcel' debuts

    TIFF 2013: Sylvain Chomet's live-action 'Attila Marcel' debuts
    A four-time Oscar nominee for his animated works such as “The Triplets of Belleville” and “The Illusionist,” filmmaker Sylvain Chomet will see his live-action feature debut, the whimsically melancholy “Attila Marcel,”...