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  • Toronto is where Hollywood actors go to reinvent themselves

    Toronto is where Hollywood actors go to reinvent themselves
    The Toronto International Film Festival is Hollywood's annual showcase for its most prestigious movies, the ones that might go on to reap Oscars. For many of the big-name actors attending, though, there's a somewhat different agenda: reinvention....
  • Patricia Clarkson wraps up three films, turns to Broadway

     Patricia Clarkson wraps up three films, turns to Broadway
    Patricia Clarkson is holding court in a suite at the Chateau Marmont, her favorite haunt when the New Yorker is staying in Los Angeles. "It's comforting," said the petite 54-year-old actress on a recent warm afternoon. "There is an extraordinary history...
  • Robert Downey Jr.'s 'The Judge' will open Toronto film festival

    The verdict is in: "The Judge" will open this year's Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 4. The David Dobkin-directed drama stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who returns to his childhood home for his mother's funeral only to have his...
  • Toronto Film Festival: 'Imitation Game' wins people's choice award

    “The Imitation Game” has won the Grolsch People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, cementing its status as an Oscar-season front runner. Morten Tyldum’s WWII-era drama stars Benedict Cumberbatch as eccentric...
  • TIFF 2014: Is Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' headed for bigger things?

    TIFF 2014: Is Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' headed for bigger things?
    Jon Stewart was on his way to introduce the fourth sellout screening of his movie "Rosewater" at the Telluride Film Festival when a fan popped out of the concession line to introduce herself. "I hate to jump in, but I loved your piece on Ferguson,"...
  • Hollywood raises profile of ALS with two new films

    Hollywood raises profile of ALS with two new films
    Nanci Ryder has been RenĂ©e Zellweger's publicist for 20 years. She stayed in the waiting room when the actress had dental surgery and has walked her down the red carpet on Oscar night. "She's been a mentor, a big sister — a little sister,"...
  • Netflix France to Debut 'St. Vincent' Starring Bill Murray Day-and-Date with U.S. Theatrical Release

    Netflix, pushing theatrical windows worldwide, has inked a pact with The Weinstein Co. to stream comedy "St. Vincent" starring Bill Murray in France on Oct. 24 -- the same day the film hits wide theatrical release in the U.S. In addition, under the TWC...
  • Tokyo Festival and Japan Foundation Reach Out to Asian Region

    TOKYO -- A link up with the Japan Foundation arts and education institute is being pitched as a key plank of the Tokyo International Film Festival's outreach program to the Asian region. The festival has struck a multi-year deal with the Japan...
  • All kidding aside, Jon Stewart's movie tackles torture

    All kidding aside, Jon Stewart's movie tackles torture
    Comedian Jon Stewart's debut as a movie director entertains, enlightens and even inspires. But be warned, fans of "The Daily Show": In case you haven't heard, it's not a comedy. Not unless you get your laughs in the sarcastic way that I often do, from...
  • Jennifer Aniston's 'Cake' Set for Oscar-Qualifying Release via Cinelou's New Label

    Cinelou Films producers Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon are launching Cinelou Releasing - starting with an awards-season release of Jennifer Aniston's dark comedy "Cake." The new label will open "Cake" for a one-week qualifying run in December, followed...
  • TIFF 2014: For Benedict Cumberbatch, a new kind of puzzle-solving

    Benedict Cumberbatch has been racking up acclaim of late for solving mysteries as Sherlock Holmes on the BBC, which would seem a natural complement to his latest adventure. In the new film “The Imitation Game,” Cumberbatch plays a trailblazing...