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  • Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars

     Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars
    SANTA BARBARA — Hollywood's unique awards calculus wouldn't seem to take a film festival at this posh coastal enclave into account. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, after all, is not a prestige movie launching pad such as the Toronto...
  • Robert Lepage has helped Cirque du Soleil evolve with 'Totem'

     Robert Lepage has helped Cirque du Soleil evolve with 'Totem'
    Cirque du Soleil is famously protective about the artistic process that goes into its elaborate shows. So it's refreshing to speak with someone like Robert Lepage, the acclaimed Canadian director, who is relatively forthcoming about working for the...
  • An early look at Oscar best picture contenders

    An early look at Oscar best picture contenders
    We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends. At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
  • 'The Square' director: 'It became about the fight against fascism'

    'The Square' director: 'It became about the fight against fascism'
    One of the great challenges of making a documentary about current events is that the story continues after the cameras stop rolling. For documentarians, that means they need to make tough decisions about when to stop shooting — and in the case of...
  • Meryl Streep is a given for another Oscar nod. Or is she?

    Meryl Streep is a given for another Oscar nod. Or is she?
    For the last several weeks, the Oscar race for lead actress felt fairly settled, with five familiar faces, each of them previous winners — Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Judi Dench ("Philomena"), Emma Thompson ("...
  • McConaughey and Leto invest bodies, minds in 'Dallas Buyers Club'

    McConaughey and Leto invest bodies, minds in 'Dallas Buyers Club'
    METAIRIE, La. — The strippers were gyrating and the smoke machine was spewing its vaporous mist, but Matthew McConaughey just kept on staring straight ahead. Gaunt and mustachioed, the actor called for another shot of Johnnie Walker — if...
  • David Cronenberg exhibition puts body horror in the flesh

    David Cronenberg exhibition puts body horror in the flesh
    What happens when a surreal on-screen world takes a museum form? Sometimes it can get stodgy. Other times it can bring to life what had previously existed only on the screen or in our minds. On Friday, one such experiment takes flight in Toronto with...
  • 'Ender's Game' to top 'Free Birds,' 'Last Vegas' at box office

    'Ender's Game' to top 'Free Birds,' 'Last Vegas' at box office
    "Ender's Game" will have a happy beginning this weekend, but maybe not a happy ending. The pricey adaptation of Orson Scott Card's popular 1985 sci-fi novel is poised to debut at No. 1 with a so-so $23 million, according to those who have seen pre-...
  • Netflix, in first major film deal, acquires documentary 'The Square'

    Netflix, in first major film deal, acquires documentary 'The Square'
    Netflix has acquired "The Square," an original documentary that chronicles the Egyptian revolution that began with dramatic protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo. The film, from director/producer Jehane Noujaim, won this year's Toronto International Film...
  • Oscars: 19 films submitted in quirky animated feature race

    Oscars: 19 films submitted in quirky animated feature race
    Nineteen films have been submitted for the Oscars' best animated feature race, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday, a number which suggests that the category could have five nominees despite a relatively weak year for feature...
  • Michael Fassbender keeps pushing himself

    Michael Fassbender keeps pushing himself
    TORONTO — In the historical drama "12 Years a Slave," Michael Fassbender plays brutal and impulsive slave master Edwin Epps. Since its October release, the film has earned critical acclaim in nearly equal measure with warnings about its...