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  • Toronto: 'Merchants of Doubt' Director Exposes Energy and Tobacco Lobby

    Robert Kenner's "Merchants of Doubt" pulls back the curtain on the illusionists deployed by oil, gas and tobacco companies to use pseudo-science and spin to create an alternate reality in which cigarettes and gas guzzlers are our friends. "The...
  • TIFF 2014: Abel Ferrara and Willem Dafoe revive 'Pasolini'

    TIFF 2014: Abel Ferrara and Willem Dafoe revive 'Pasolini'
    Few filmmakers can be considered as consistently outrageous and downright dangerous as Abel Ferrara. So there is something fitting in the director of "Bad Lieutenant" making a film on the Italian filmmaker, poet, journalist and cultural critic Pier...
  • TIFF 2014: 12 movies making noise, and when you can see them

    A pair of brilliant British scientists, a troubled woman searching for answers along the Pacific Crest Trail and a drunken curmudgeon turned unlikely father figure are among the diverse characters populating the buzzed-about movies at this year's...
  • Which Toronto International Film Festival movies are Oscar material?

    The Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday and runs through Sept. 14, is a key indicator not only of the upcoming fall movies but of the awards season. Eight of the last nine best picture Oscar winners built awards-season momentum...
  • 'Nightcrawler' a different look at Gyllenhaal and L.A.

     'Nightcrawler' a different look at Gyllenhaal and L.A.
    The pulsating shimmer of Los Angeles at night can seem either like a dreamscape fantasia or a topography of nightmares. In the new film "Nightcrawler" it is both, a land of opportunity and madness and left in some measure for the viewer to unravel....
  • 'Judge' a departure for David Dobkin, Robert Downey Jr.

     'Judge' a departure for David Dobkin, Robert Downey Jr.
    If you closed your eyes for only a moment or two, you would have bet money — maybe a lot of it — that Robert Downey Jr. was once again playing Tony Stark. The 49-year-old actor was in full-throttle "Iron Man" mode: riffing rapidly, almost...
  • Toronto 2014: It's not OUR film festival, it's YOURS

    Toronto 2014: It's not OUR film festival, it's YOURS
    Acronymically known as TIFF, the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival begins today, and the first morning of this first day (I’m here for five of the 11) offers screenings of untested, unknown films, along with titles seen at Cannes, Sundance,...
  • Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'

    Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'
    It’s tempting to call the new movie “Welcome To Me” more funny odd than funny ha-ha, but to say so also undersells that it is genuinely funny too, while also warm and strange and daring. Directed by Shira Piven, written by Eliot Laurence...
  • Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman to Star in Thriller 'Man Down' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara and Gary Oldman will star in the psychological thriller "Man Down," with shooting commencing Oct. 30 in New Orleans. The Solution Entertainment Group is handling international rights and will present the project to buyers at the...
  • Toronto: Blue Ice Docs Acquires Canadian Rights to '50 Year Argument'

    Blue Ice Docs, the distribution and financing division of Blue Ice Group that specializes in nonfiction works, has nabbed Canuck rights to Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi's "The 50 Year Argument" in advance of its Canadian premiere next week at the...
  • Toronto: Judy Cairo Heads Back to Fest With 'Boychoir'

    During the height of the recession, producer Judy Cairo managed to break into the feature film business with a smallish indie called "Crazy Heart" through her Informant Media banner. Since "Crazy Heart" became a major hit with Oscars for lead actor...