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    Watch: The Gays Have Arrived in Exclusive 'Pride' Featurette

    In this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette, the director and stars of "Pride" explain just how surprised they were to learn the true story behind the film.

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    TIFF: Why Matthew Warchus Returned to Film After 15 Years to Direct Rousing, Essential 'Pride'

    "Pride" is a universal story about humans, and some of those humans happen to be gay. While Matthew Warchus' rousing sophomore feature confronts gay issues, and issues of British working class strife, this is really a movie about tolerance and decency.

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    Watch: Trailer And 3 Clips From 'Pride' Making Its North American Premiere At TIFF

    "Pride" may not be on your radar, but it should be. It debuted this spring at the Cannes' Directors' Fortnight where the film swept us off our feet, with Oliver Lyttelton calling it in his review, "a prime display of a rousing crowd-pleaser done right." The movie is headed stateside to the Toronto I...

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    CBS Films Acquires Matthew Warchus Cannes Crowdpleaser 'Pride' for Fall Release

    Another Cannes entry has found a buyer: CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus's "Pride" and is wasting no time opening the well-reviewed dramatic comedy starring Bill Nighy ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"), Imelda Staunton ("Maleficent"), Dominic West ("The Ho...

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    Cannes Review: Matthew Warchus' Moving, Progressive Crowd-Pleaser 'Pride' Starring Bill Nighy, Dominic West & Paddy Considine

    It sometimes feels that the British film industry only makes about three or four different kinds of movies: dreadful gangster films that rarely get a release abroad, gritty social realism pictures, period costume dramas, and semi-quirky comedies with a tearjerking side, exemplified by something like...

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    BBC Films Unveils Lavish Film Slate Ahead of Cannes

    Before closing Cannes Directors' Fortnight with Matthew Warchus' "Pride," about gay activism in the time of Margaret Thatcher, BBC Films has unveiled its upcoming roster of star-studded films.

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    Casting: Miles Teller Gets 'Whiplash'; Sam Rockwell Scares Up 'Poltergeist' & More

    As always, the wheelers and dealers in Hollywood are inking contracts and getting movies made, and quite a bit of movement has happened over the last week and a bit, so let's just dive right in...

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    Britain's 2013 Olivier Award Nominees Include Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Kristin Scott Thomas

    Nominees for the 2013 Olivier Awards were announced today, including notable screen actors Helen Mirren, Rupert Evertt, Kristin Scott Thomas and James McAvoy for their recent stage performances. Britain's equivalent of the Tonys, the awards are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to ...

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    Review: Rebecca Hall Chiller 'The Awakening' Is Flawed, But Also Kind Of A Blast

    All too often, the horror genre is at the less respectable end of the critical spectrum, with cheap, gory exploitation fare designed to bring in hordes of teenagers on opening weekend, and not do much beyond that. But there have been exceptions over the years, in the form of a classier kind of scare...

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    Ghostbuster at Downton Abbey: 'The Awakening' (Review)

    If you approach 'The Awakening' as I did, a fan of Dominic West from 'The Wire' (gritty West) and 'The Hour' (dashing West)  -- well, we’ll always have 'The Wire' and 'The Hour.' He is is so underused that he barely gets to raise an eyebrow in ...

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