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  • Pictures in the News | Sept. 5, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Canada, where tourists and locals stop to take pictures with a TIFF sign along King Street in downtown Toronto on the first day of the Toronto International Film Festival....
  • The Week in Pictures | September 1 – 7, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Calling for higher pay and the right to form a union without retaliation, fast-food chain workers protested as part of a wave of strikes and protests in 150 cities across the U.S....
  • Venice Film Festival lineup includes David Gordon Green, Fatih Akin

    Venice Film Festival lineup includes David Gordon Green, Fatih Akin
    Andrew Niccol's military drama "Good Kill," David Gordon Green's ex-con tale "Manglehorn" and Abel Ferrara's biopic "Pasolini" are among the films joining Alejandro González Iñárritu's black comedy "Birdman" in competition at the 71st Venice International...
  • TIFF 2013: Lukas Moodysson's positive punks in 'We Are the Best!'

    TIFF 2013: Lukas Moodysson's positive punks in 'We Are the Best!'
    Though he wouldn’t call it a comeback, he would call it a return. Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson definitely sees his new movie “We Are the Best!” as bringing him back to the affectionate, warm-hearted but clear-eyed portraits of youth...
  • Italian documentary 'Sacro GRA' wins top Venice Film Festival award

    In a night of unexpected winners, Italian documentarian Gianfranco Rosi's study of the denizens of a famous highway circling Rome, "Sacro GRA," was awarded the Venice Film Festival's highest honor, the Golden Lion Award, Saturday. The Silver Lion Award,...
  • Cannes Film Festival shines light on maverick director Xavier Dolan

    Spend a few minutes talking to Xavier Dolan and the 25-year-old will quickly demonstrate why he merits the enfant terrible tag that's been slapped on him. As the Cannes Film Festival wound down Saturday, a few hours before the competition prizes were to...
  • Samuel Fuller documentary 'A Fuller Life' premiering at Venice

    Samuel Fuller documentary 'A Fuller Life' premiering at Venice
    Sixty years ago, maverick director Samuel Fuller won the Bronze Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival for his gritty film noir “Pickup on South Street” with Richard Widmark and Thelma Ritter. Now, six decades later, Samantha...
  • TIFF 2013: 'Railway Man,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' dark bookends for a day

    TIFF 2013: 'Railway Man,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' dark bookends for a day
    TORONTO -- As much as I love challenging films, I’m not sure I would recommend starting the day with “The Railway Man,” with Colin Firth as a British World War II vet suffering serious post traumatic stress disorder, and ending it at...
  • In '12 Years a Slave,' Steve McQueen juxtaposes beauty, brutality

    TELLURIDE, Colo. — Many sequences in Steve McQueen's new movie, "12 Years a Slave" — the true story of a free black man kidnapped in 1841 and sold to Southern plantation owners — were emotionally exhausting to film. But the British...
  • Weinstein Co. acquires John Curran's 'Tracks' with Mia Wasikowska

    Weinstein Co. acquires John Curran's 'Tracks' with Mia Wasikowska
    The Weinstein Co. has acquired the U.S. rights to John Curran's "Tracks," starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. The film had its world premiere Thursday at the Venice International Film Festival as part of the main competition and screened this...
  • Telluride Film Festival lineup includes 'Gravity,' 'Labor Day'

    Telluride Film Festival lineup includes 'Gravity,' 'Labor Day'
    A man adrift at sea. A woman adrift in space. And a young girl all by herself in the desert. If there's a theme at this weekend's Telluride Film Festival, it's that solo travel may have its benefits but also carries more than a few risks. Colorado's...