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  • 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."...
  • 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...
  • 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 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: Why I like director Jason Reitman's labors on 'Labor Day'

    TIFF 2013: Why I like director Jason Reitman's labors on 'Labor Day'
    TORONTO -- There is something special about seeing director Jason Reitman’s movies at the Toronto International Film Festival. I’ve had the chance twice. Born in Montreal, he’s a native son of the fest as much as Canada, his family,...
  • Toronto 2013: Festival plans reunion for Kasdan's 'Big Chill'

    Toronto 2013: Festival plans reunion for Kasdan's 'Big Chill'
    Its plot revolves around a reunion, so it’s perhaps fitting that “The Big Chill” will receive a reprisal fete in its honor at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Organizers announced Thursday that they will be hosting...
  • Errol Flynn's final days chronicled in 'Last of Robin Hood'

    Errol Flynn's final days chronicled in 'Last of Robin Hood'
    Joan Crawford once described Errol Flynn as "the most beautiful man who ever lived." But that was when Flynn was the charming, dashing and devilishly handsome star of such Warner Bros. swashbucklers as 1935's "Captain Blood," 1938's "The Adventures of...
  • Has a first-timer made the love child of 'Rashomon,' 'Che' & 'Memento'?

    Has a first-timer made the love child of 'Rashomon,' 'Che' & 'Memento'?
    Ned Benson has had a pretty typical life toiling on the Hollywood assembly line. Relocating to Los Angeles after graduating from Columbia in 2001, the former English major and aspiring filmmaker placed a few scripts on the industry's coveted Black List...
  • Cory Monteith movie 'All the Wrong Reasons' to premiere at Toronto

    Cory Monteith movie 'All the Wrong Reasons' to premiere at Toronto
    One of Cory Monteith's unseen final films will receive its moment in the sun at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. Organizers announced Wednesday that "All the Wrong Reasons," a Canadian drama Monteith shot last year during breaks...