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    TIFF '10 | "Barney's Version" Director and Cast Speak on Canuck Film

    While “Score: A Hockey Musical,” landed the coveted opening night slot at TIFF this year, Richard J. Lewis’ “Barney’s Version” (a film adaptation of the celebrated Canadian novel by Mordecai Richler) is arguably the bigger homegrown draw at the festival. The international cast - including Paul Giam...

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    TIFF Review: Yves Saint Laurent Doc L'amour Fou

    Meredith Brody reviews the latest doc about Yves Saint Laurent, L'amour Fou:

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    TIFF Diary: Beginners is Charming Trifle, Attenberg, Incendies, The Trip, Sayles' Amigo

    Meredith Brody can't see every movie at TIFF. But damn it, she's going to try.

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    In Praise of Carey Mulligan, Isobel Meikle-Small and the Young-to-Old Casting of "Never Let Me Go"

    Mark Romanek's film adaptation of "Never Let Me Go," which opens in limited release Wednesday, is ultimately a let down. It begins very well, develops into a strong combo of love story and existential sci-fi, but the climax feels horribly rushed. This shouldn't come as a surprise after screenwriter Alex Garland's disappointing third act for Danny Boyle's "Sunshine," which is otherwise a gorgeous, well-acted and psychologically and philosophically stimulating story involving the sun's dual capability for giving and ending life. "Never Let Me Go" actually is quite similar to that movie, in spite of its obvious setting differences, though the li...

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    Video: Werner Herzog Saves Joaquin Phoenix

    Coinciding with today's DVD release of Werner Herzog's "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?" is an animated short titled "When Herzog Rescued Phoenix" depicting the time that the German filmmaker saved Joaquin Phoenix from an accident when the actor-turned-"I'm Still Here" subject flipped his car. The story is true, one of the many strange tales making up the legend of Herzog, and occurred back in January 2006. In fact, the short features audio narration by the filmmaker, presumably from an old interview. The visuals were done by Sascha Ciezata, who previously made "When Lynch Met Lucas," employing real audio of David Lynch talking about being...

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    Toronto 2010 | NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT

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    A Boyhood Dream Realized: Winona Ryder In The Flesh

    This morning in the Hyatt Regency, I saw Winona Ryder in the flesh for the very first time. I wish I could say we met at some sort of party and hit it off and decided to blow off the party and drink wine at her hotel room while discussing love, life and the pursuit of happiness. But sadly, I had to ...

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    Small Screen | "CASINO JACK," "Juliet," Herzog, POV & More Lead At-Home Lineup

    This week, "CASINO JACK," "Letters to Juliet," "Princess Kaiulani," and Herzog's other film from the past year come home. Also included in this week's column is a list of last week's releases, which got lost in the mix. Chief among them were Bradley Rust Gray's Oscilloscope release "The Exploding ...

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    Bad Buzz Be Damned: "Rabbit Hole" Is Very Strong

    I wasn't really sure what to think heading into tonight's premiere of John Cameron Mitchell's "Rabbit Hole." Buzz had been mixed at best, and this was unchartered territory for a filmmaker I very much admire but had no idea what he'd be capable of in these new realms. Based on someone else's material and with no queer content to speak of, this was clearly not going to be the John Cameron Mitchell I'd known and loved with "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and "Shortbus." So I was a bit nervous. But thankfully, it turns out I love this John Cameron Mitchell too. He turns David Lindsay-Abaire's award-winning play about a couple coping with the death...

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