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  • Toronto's Award Hopefuls: Too Much or Not Enough?

    The idea of sampling new films at Toronto is sort of like going to the Cheesecake Factory for a little nibble. It seems like a good idea, but then you realize: There is no such thing as a small portion. The 11-day fest, which passed the halfway mark on...
  • Gulf Film at 25: Distributor Grows Movie Business in the Persian Gulf

    The Persian Gulf, where film distributor Gulf Film holds the lion's share of the cinema market, looks radically different today than it did when the company launched 25 years ago. The staggering growth of this high-striving region is evident in its...
  • Telluride Awards Wrap: No Slam Dunk, But Lots of Possibilities

    As the four-day Telluride Film Festival wraps Sept. 1, the big awards question is: Did we see the 2014 Oscar best-pic winner? Since Telluride has screened the winner in five of the last six years, it's a valid question. The answer is that there was no...
  • Telluride Film Festival Unveils Eclectic Lineup Including 'Imitation Game,' 'Rosewater,' 'Wild'

    Mixing high-profile star power with offbeat titles, the 41st Telluride Film Festival is offering an impressive glimpse at an array of awards contenders over Labor Day weekend. The four-day fest, which starts Friday with a tribute to Francis Ford Coppola'...
  • Q&A: The Executives Behind Fox Searchlight's Long Run of Success

    It's hard to survive as an independent label at a major studio. Paramount Vantage and Warner Independent are gone; Universal Pictures' Focus Features has been retooled. Miramax is a shell of its former self. But Fox Searchlight, now in its 20th year,...
  • Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca...
  • Film4's New Chief David Kosse Speaks to Variety About Challenges of Role

    LONDON -- U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 revealed today that the new chief of its filmmaking division, Film4 -- which has backed Oscar-winning pics like Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" and Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" -- would be David Kosse, who is...
  • With 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,' Ang Lee heads to Iraq

    With 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,' Ang Lee heads to Iraq
    It was exactly two years ago that Ang Lee unveiled “Life of Pi,” his visually stirring 3-D adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestselling novel, which of course went on to be a major hit and land Lee a directing Oscar. The filmmaker has had a...
  • Toronto Film Festival closes with a whimper

    Toronto Film Festival closes with a whimper
    Say, did you catch Cumberbatch? What about Downey and Duvall? Or Dano? Don't forget Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Or Reese unwashed — that was wild. Could Winslet get any earthier? Who knew Wiig would find another level of crazy? Can Bill...
  • Looking forward, and back, at the TIFF

    Looking forward, and back, at the TIFF
    Among North American competition titles, director Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," opening commercially Nov. 14 (and Nov. 21 in Chicago), has drawn the lion's share of the raves during the Toronto International Film Festival, concluding Sunday. Toronto...
  • TIFF 2014: Five lessons from this year's festival

    TIFF 2014: Five lessons from this year's festival
    As the final screenings are taken in, coffee cups are discarded and press and industry badges are regretfully removed, the chatter can begin—OK, continue—over what rose, sunk and treaded water at the Toronto International Film Festival this...