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  • Errol Flynn's final days chronicled in 'Last of Robin Hood'

    Errol Flynn's final days chronicled in 'Last of Robin Hood'
    Joan Crawford once described Errol Flynn as "the most beautiful man who ever lived." But that was when Flynn was the charming, dashing and devilishly handsome star of such Warner Bros. swashbucklers as 1935's "Captain Blood," 1938's "The Adventures of...
  • Venice: Gianfranco Rosi's 'Sacro GRA' Tops Film Festival

    VENICE - Italo helmer Gianfranco Rosi's docu about the ring road around Rome, "Sacro GRA," is the winner of the 70th Venice Film Festival. Below is a list of Venice competition winners plus the winner of the Lion of The Future winner for best first work....
  • 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,...
  • Toronto: Christopher Plummer Joins 'The Forger' Opposite John Travolta

    Christopher Plummer has joined the cast of heist movie "The Forger" opposite John Travolta and "Mud" thesp Tye Sheridan with shooting set to start in October in Boston. Sheridan won the new young actor award Saturday at the Venice Film Festival for David...
  • Venice Film Festival top prize goes to documentary 'Sacro GRA'

     
    This was the first year that documentaries were included in the competition for the top honor and director Gianfranco Rosi calls winning the award "a breakthrough" for non-fiction films....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Oscars: Saudi Arabia Taps 'Wadjda' As First Foreign-Language Entry

    Saudi Arabia has selected Haifaa Al Mansour's "Wadjda," the first Saudi Arabian feature shot entirely within the kingdom and, also notably, one directed by a woman, as its entry for foreign language film for the 2014 Academy Awards -- the first-ever entry...
  • Best of Toronto: Variety Critics Look Past the Oscar Hype

    PETER DEBRUGE: Looking back on 11 days and several hundred movies, it's somewhat disheartening to realize this is the year that Oscar hype all but overwhelmed the Toronto Film Festival. Things have been gradually building up to this, considering that...
  • Richard Linklater to Receive Director Tribute at 2013 Gotham Awards

    The Gotham Independent Film Awards have named indie stalwart Richard Linklater as the recipient of the kudos' annual director tribute. Filmmaker will be honored alongside Katherine Oliver, the commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and...
  • Zac Efron reportedly went to rehab in recent months, sources say

    Zac Efron reportedly went to rehab in recent months, sources say
    Has Zac Efron been to rehab in recent months? That was the word out Tuesday from unnamed sources, alleging to several media outlets that the "17 Again" actor had wrapped up treatment about five months ago. Efron, whose newest flick, "Parkland,"...