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  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • Menahem Golan Remembered: Cannon Films Mixed Awards Bait with Schlock

    Menahem Golan, who died Aug. 8 at age 85, loved movies, perhaps too much. At its height, Cannon Films -- the Hollywood studio Golan ran with his cousin, Yoram Globus -- was releasing nearly one film per week: an eclectic bounty of awards bait and bottom-...
  • Bruce Wagner continues his Hollywood topography in 'Maps to the Stars'

    Bruce Wagner continues his Hollywood topography in 'Maps to the Stars'
    He stands in black boots and black coat, phone at his ear, as if conspiring with a distant demon. He beckons in a rooftop cafe and hangs up. The Hollywood Hills, which he has known since childhood, rise tidy and neat; houses shine, pools glimmer. But to...
  • Menachem Golan, Who Headed Cannon Films, Dies at 85

    Menachem Golan, the colorful, free-spending Israeli-born producer and director whose Cannon Films yielded hundreds of productions starring the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris before going bust, died Friday in Israel, according to Haaretz....
  • Locarno Honor Marks the Latest of Agnes Varda's Lifetime Achievements

    2014 is shaping up to be the Year of Agnes Varda. This week, the free-spirited French director will receive the Pardo d'onore Swisscom at the Locarno Film Festival, which is just the latest in a series of honors, distinctions, appearances, exhibitions,...
  • Cannes-Winner 'Winter Sleep' To Represent Turkey at Oscars

    HONG KONG - Turkey has selected Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race. The film was the Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes film festival in May. News of the selection was announced on Twitter by...
  • Fatih Akin to Receive Douglas Sirk Award at Filmfest Hamburg

    LONDON -- Filmfest Hamburg is to honor Hamburg-based director Fatih Akin with its Douglas Sirk Award, which is presented to a personality for outstanding achievements within film culture and the film industry. Festival director Albert Wiederspiel said...
  • Scotland independence vote: The country's rich film legacy

    Scotland independence vote: The country's rich film legacy
    Scotland’s independence referendum on Thursday carries plenty of significance for the country and the world beyond. But regardless of your leanings on the IndyRef, Scotland has pretty much already won on the cinema stage, where a country of just 5...
  • Cannes Winner 'Leviathan' Gets Russian Release

    Russian drama "Leviathan," which won best screenplay at 2014 Cannes, has been granted an exhibition license from the Russian culture ministry. A Company Russia will distribute in wide release in cooperation with 20th Century Fox Russia. The distribution...
  • Looking forward, and back, at the TIFF

    Looking forward, and back, at the TIFF
    Among North American competition titles, director Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," opening commercially Nov. 14 (and Nov. 21 in Chicago), has drawn the lion's share of the raves during the Toronto International Film Festival, concluding Sunday. Toronto...
  • Favorites, but few breakouts, at Toronto film festival opening weekend

    Favorites, but few breakouts, at Toronto film festival opening weekend
    The opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival are some of the most important days on the film calendar, in recent years propelling pictures such as "Slumdog Millionaire," "Gravity" and "The King's Speech" on major commercial and awards...