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  • Telluride: Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' leavens a somber story with humor

    Telluride: Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' leavens a somber story with humor
    Jon Stewart's "Rosewater" is about a deathly serious subject -- the Iranian government's 2009 imprisonment of Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari.  But, as Telluride Film Festival audiences discovered at the political drama's first public screening Friday...
  • Toronto: Shoreline Swoops on 'I Am Not Lorena' (EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID - U.S. sales company Shoreline Entertainment and Chile's Forastero, producer of Golden Globe-nominated "The Maid," an early Shoreline sales hit, are re-teaming on "I Am Not Lorena," which world preems in the Toronto Fest's Discovery section....
  • 'Last Exorcism 2′ Director Boards Sci-Fi Thriller 'Pivot'

    Lotus Entertainment has tapped Ed Gass-Donnelly, director of "The Last Exorcism Part II," to write and direct the sci-fi thriller "Pivot." The story centers on a scientist inventing a device to pivot between parallel universes to save his wife's life --...
  • Tokyo Festival Reveals Major Asian Push

    TOKYO - Yasushi Shiina, new head of the Tokyo International Film Festival, has unveiled a seven-year initiative to promote Asian films and nurture Asian film professionals. Festival officials announced the outreach initiative Tuesday as part of plans...
  • '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: 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...
  • Toronto: First Photo of Animated 'The Prophet' (EXCLUSIVE)

    "The Prophet" has been selected for an invite-only event, which TIFF's Advancement Unit hosts every year called the Power of Film, a reception for filmmakers, youth, government officials, donors and other special guests. Mustafa, a local poet, will be...