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  • Brendan Gleeson-Taylor Kitsch Comedy 'Grand Seduction' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Entertainment One Films US has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the comedy "The Grand Seduction," starring Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch. The acquisition comes five months after the film's world premiere at the Toronto International Film...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch faces Muppet Moriarty on ‘Sesame Street’

     
    Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for his performances as the eponymous detective in “Sherlock” and the villainous Khan in “Star Trek […]...
  • Ted Hope's Vacancy at San Francisco Film Society Filled by Noah Cowan

    The San Francisco Film Society has tapped Toronto Film Festival exec Noah Cowan as its exec director, four months after Ted Hope announced his departure. Cowan joins the org, which operates the San Francisco Film Festival, after five years as artistic...
  • Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns

    Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns
    Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena," appeared under the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall this month to receive the latest of...
  • Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★★ 1/2

    Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★&#9733 1/2
    The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
  • Oscar Season Races to Fall Festivals

    As the annual Oscar campaign comes to resemble a presidential race more by the year, the fall festival calendar starts to resemble a long political primary, with its own Carvilles, Plouffes, and perhaps even its Atwaters. But as even the smaller...
  • 'We Gotta Get Out of This Place' actress Mackenzie Davis breaks out

    'We Gotta Get Out of This Place' actress Mackenzie Davis breaks out
    Actress Mackenzie Davis is probably about to go from a “who’s that?” to a “that girl.” In only her third screen role, Davis gives a breakout performance in “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” a crime thriller that...
  • A face you won't forget, in movies big and small

     A face you won't forget, in movies big and small
    Very little casting is done in Chicago when big studio movies shoot here. Not significant roles, where the camera lingers on a person for more than a moment. It's a strange phenomenon considering the deep bench of acting talent in town, but every so often...
  • An early look at Oscar best picture contenders

    We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends. At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
  • White-hot debate follows 'Blue Is the Warmest Color'

    White-hot debate follows 'Blue Is the Warmest Color'
    — In "Blue Is the Warmest Color," Adèle Exarchopoulos plays a French student who has an intensely passionate, excruciatingly painful relationship with an older woman (Léa Seydoux). Making the film, she says, was much the same. "He changed my life,...
  • TIFF 2013: Spike Jonze loves and/or loathes technology with 'Her'

    TIFF 2013: Spike Jonze loves and/or loathes technology with 'Her'
    TORONTO -- Spike Jonze finished principal photography on his upcoming tale of technological love, "Her," 14 months ago and he's been working on it ever since, tinkering, shooting new scenes, a "relentless process" that he says he's gone through on every...