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  • Documentary 'Take Me to the River' explores Memphis' musical genres

    Documentary 'Take Me to the River' explores Memphis' musical genres
    The loose, worshipful documentary "Take Me to the River" sets out to celebrate Memphis as a musical nexus of genres — blues, country, soul, rock — by sitting in on the recording of an album bringing together the region's legendary headliners...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Editor'

    Devoted fans of the Italian giallo genre -- those hybrid murder-mystery/horror mellers that flourished from the mid-'60s to the mid-'80s -- will get a hoot out of the precision with which "The Editor" satirizes their clumsier conventions. Unfortunately,...
  • In 'The Skeleton Twins,' untangling the past to move forward

     In 'The Skeleton Twins,' untangling the past to move forward
    One song kept playing through my mind as I watched "The Skeleton Twins," an introspective indie drama starring the very exciting post-"Saturday Night Live" Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as siblings damaged by their father's death. "Suicide Is Painless,"...
  • Film Review: 'Revivre'

    Now proudly up to his 102nd feature, Im Kwon-taek questions the very nature of love and responsibility in "Revivre," the story of a top executive distracted by a beautiful marketing-account manager just when his wife is dying of a brain tumor. despite...
  • Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader Celebrate 'The Skeleton Twins' Premiere

    Wednesday night's West Coast premiere of Lionsgate-Roadside's drama "The Skeleton Twins" at the Arclight evoked multiple memories of sibling strangeness. Director Craig Johnson allowed during the afterparty at the Argyle Club that the onscreen combination...
  • Music underpins eclectic array of Toronto film festival features

    By Solarina Ho TORONTO, Sept 14 (Reuters) - From dramas about mentors and their apprentices, to imaginative musicals, biopics, and documentaries, music underpinned an eclectic swathe of movies appearing at this year's Toronto International Film Festival....
  • 'Whiplash' Wins Grand Prize and Audience Nods At Deauville

    DEAUVILLE, France- Damien Chazelle's Sundance hit "Whiplash" won the Grand Prize and Audience nod at the 40th Deauville film festival which wrapped on Saturday night with a gala ceremony. Reese Witherspoon starrer "The Good Lie" snatched up the Jury...
  • Review: 'Honeymoon' is a chilling newlywed nightmare

     Review: 'Honeymoon' is a chilling newlywed nightmare
    When a horror movie is called "Honeymoon," the obvious question is "When is it over?" (the honeymoon part, not the whole movie). For cheery young lovebirds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie), who decamp to her family's lake house for post-...
  • Ethan Hawke 'Seymour' documentary is intimate portrait of pianist

    By Solarina Ho TORONTO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The interview was supposed to start, but pianist Seymour Bernstein was not quite ready. He held up his iPad to take one more picture of actor-director Ethan Hawke before he was satisfied. "I think that...
  • Toronto: Arab Spring Documentary 'We Are the Giant' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Music Box Films has picked up U.S. rights (minus TV broadcast) to Greg Barker's Arab Spring documentary "We Are the Giant." Music Box will release the film theatrically later this year for an Academy qualification run. The deal was announced Monday at...
  • Toronto: So Many Actor Standouts, But Where Are the Great Roles for Women?

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In just 10 days, festival-goers have seen way too many best-actor contenders, and there are plenty of year-end possibilities still to come. Will the Academy expand the actor race to accommodate this year's crop? No way, but...