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Toronto Film Fest Unveils First Slate Announcement for TIFF 2014

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The Toronto Film Fest unfurls September 4th through the 14th. New York kind of pulled an announcement coup, being the first major North American fest to announce the premiere of David Fincher’s Gone Girl, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, with Inarritu’s Birdman closing. But TIFF is right up on its tail, announcing a partial slate today. Among those announced early, Ed Zwick’s chess drama Pawn Sacrifice (I can’t wait…

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Twenty Titles to Watch for the Oscars at Toronto

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Over at EW, Dave Karger has put together a nice list of ten titles he’ll be watching for Oscar this September.  The festival that happens between then and now is Telluride, where many of the cream of the crop tend to pop up for Oscar scouts.   Here is Dave’s list: Anna Karenina Argo Cloud Atlas Hyde Park on Hudson The Impossible The Place Beyond the Pines The Sessions The…

I'll Have What She's Having = The Hysteria Trailer

I'll Have What She's Having = The Hysteria Trailer

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It’s kind of interesting that repressed female sexuality will be front and center this year, with David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method and Hysteria, aka “The vibrator movie.” Hysteria, which will screen at Toronto, is directed by a woman, Tanya Wexler, which should make it, at the very least, believable. <iframe width=”560″ height=”345″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/zf4IlHaPRUg” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

Toronto International Film Festival lineup

Toronto International Film Festival lineup

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Press Release via The Film Stage.  Interactive gallery at TIFF.net GALAS Closing Night Film Page Eight David Hare, United Kingdom International Premiere Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving M15 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny’s striking next-door neighbour and political activist Nancy Pierpan (Rachel…

The State of the Race: Can't Stop What's Coming

The State of the Race: Can't Stop What's Coming

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Summer is almost over.  Once August ticks over into September it’s all hands on deck.  The Oscar winning Best Picture will be something that’s been released from September through December.  There has been nothing released so far this year that can win.  Before we look at the winner, though, we have to look at the potential nominees.  Any Oscar watcher with an internet connection could spitball what films will probably…

George Clooney, Madonna, Sarah Polley …Toronto Announces

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Riding high off of last year’s The King’s Speech, which became the first movie in a while to do Toronto before Oscar and still win (although it followed the similar pattern of Slumdog Millionaire which snowballed from Telluride, to Toronto, to Oscar, to …). A weepy that makes them stand on their feet works anywhere you show it first but Toronto was kind of hit and miss. Suddenly, after last…

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The King’s Speech Wins Big at Toronto

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The awards: Cadillac People’s Choice Award: The King’s Speech Runner-up: The First Grader Cadillac People’s Choice Award For Documentary: Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie Runner-up: Nostalgia for the Light

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TIFF Winding Down

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Big thanks to Nancy for doing such a nice job covering the Toronto Film Festival this year.¬† I always look forward to her coverage. Nice job, Nancy. The TIFF hasn’t really brought out any new Oscar contenders in a big way. As Ebert said on Twitter, the film with the most buzz last week wasn’t even at the TIFF: The Social Network. The biggest leap forward was Rabbit Hole, at…

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Toronto News Round-up

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Deadline reports that The Conspirator is likely out of Oscars 2010. They say they are working from The Hurt Locker model. Hm. Not sure that is the right way to go on this, but who am I to say. Steve Pond on the Springsteen splash at the fest. The Weinstein Co. has purchased one of the surprise hits of the fest. Submarine was a film many a blogger begged a…

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The State of the Race: Best Picture Within Sight

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Even though one can’t take anything for granted at this state of the race, it’s impossible to deny real buzz. Right now, two films have it – 127 Hours and The King’s Speech, both films seem to hit just the right notes to emerge victorious through the heat of the Telluride/Venice/Toronto mash-up. Watching the buzz and commentary out of Toronto has given me much to mull over about the role…