Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.
by Dana Harris
September 16, 2013 11:04 AM
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PHOTO GALLERY: Jason Bateman, Scarlett Johansson and More Toronto Film Festival Stars, In Their Own Words

Daniel Bergeron
Jean-Marc Valle, Director, "Dallas Buyers Club"

"That's the undercurrent of the Jean-Marc Vallee-directed film, that never feels like a 'message movie.' Instead, it's the story of one man fighting for his literal survival, and another of an era which found the medical establishment deeply failing a staggering number of Americas dying in droves from a deadly disease. Vallee creates a Texas of a specific time and place, and gets the smallest details right when it comes to capturing the atmosphere of AIDS at the time." -- Gabe Toro, The Playlist 

READ MORE: Toronto Review: Matthew McConaughey Pulls Off Tricky Performance In Flawed But Affecting 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Daniel Bergeron
Keanu Reeves, Director, "Man of Tai Chi" 

"Everything about 'Man of Tai Chi' is awesome. Not awesome in the way you’re familiar, but awesome in the way Stephanie Zacharek described in her delightful review of “Inception a couple of years back. “We've entered an era where movies can no longer be great,” she said, describing Christopher Nolan’s silly funhouse mirror adventure film, “They can only be awesome, which is not nearly the same thing.” She was right, and who better than to ignore the ramifications of that quote than the star of “The Matrix” himself, Keanu Reeves, here making his directorial debut?" -- Gabe Toro, The Playlist

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  • Colin | September 16, 2013 4:00 PMReply

    It's lovely seeing 2 french-canadian directors getting more exposure south of the border.

  • hm | September 16, 2013 11:55 AMReply

    Good on indiewire for supporting such indie filmmakers/actors!