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Tiff: It’s the Performances


The performances keep getting the attention at the fest. Last year “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” were Oscar bound the minute they got screened (and were declared as such by Telluride), but this year there is no such movie. Foxcatcher, directed by Bennett Miller is the dark side of ...

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Toronto Report as it Stands


So far the Toronto International Film Festival has been more about the performances than the movies themselves. Some of us are still awaiting “The Theory of Everything”, “The Imitation Game”, “Rosewater”, “The Good Lie”, “Time out of Mind” and “Wild” among others to finally screen. As many have pointed out, there ...

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58th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2014 Programme


London, Wednesday 3 September 2014: – The programme for the 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. As Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film ...

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Toronto 2014: Bang Baby Bang Trailer


The plot: A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town. But a leak in a nearby chemical plant that is believed to be causing mass mutations threatens to turn her dream ...

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Spitballing Telluride Lineup

Cannes 2014: Mr Turner

Michael Patterson has been dutifully keeping track of the buzz and checking the temperature for what might show up at Telluride this year. He’s keeping a list of possibles, those that are mights, and the maybes. He is pondering whether or not Leviathan, the Russian epic that made a big ...

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Venice Lineup Announced


Variety listed the Venice films upcoming. A Lisa Cholodenko film called Olive Kittredge, playing out of competition, caught my eye immediately. It is not a feature, of course – do they make features like this anymore? But it does sound pretty great – an HBO mini series with Frances McDormand ...

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Chef and Keep on Keepin’ On win big at Tribeca

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The New York Times reports that the Tribeca Film Fest handed out awards for Best Narrative feature to Chef, and best documentary to Keep on Keepin’ on. The winners were chosen by audiences who voted after watching all of the films. Chef is not faring so well over at Metacritic, ...

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