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    Waiting for Malick: Which Film Fest Will Debut Tree of Life?

    After not showing at Cannes or Venice, Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life did screen at Telluride: but only six people saw the cut-down movie (two hours, 15 minutes) at two separate screenings for Sony Pictures Classics and Fox Searchlight, which landed the picture. The Tree of Life is inspiring rav...

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    TIFF Diary: Crime D'Amour, Deep in the Woods, Film Socialism, At Ellen's Age

    At TIFF, Meredith Brody ingests five films a day, like breathing, but finding decent meals along the way proves a challenge.A blur of screenings and brief encounters, combined with perhaps the worst eating day of my adult life.

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    James Franco at indieWIRE's Filmmaker Lounge Talks

    I'm horrendously swamped and exhausted and am just now attempting to post a serious backlog of TIFF-related stuff. To start things off here's a good half hour of James Franco talking to indieWIRE's Eugene Hernandez about Danny Boyle's excellent "127 Hours":

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    TIFF: Tony Goldwyn Talks Conviction, Betty Anne Waters, Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell

    At this year's Toronto Film Fest, indieWIRE interviewed filmmakers and stars at Live at the Lounge every day. In my talk with Conviction director Tony Goldwyn (video below), he admitted, as David Schwimmer had several days earlier with rape drama Trust, that serious dramas are the hardest films to f...

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    TIFF Diary: Little White Lies Rips Off Big Chill, Mothers, Let Me In, Precious Life, 13 Assassins

    Meredith Brody scarfs up more of Toronto's eclectic foreign programming. I thought I was starting the day with a treat, a big hot fudge sundae of a movie, Little White Lies a drama of manners, as the catalogue has it, with a dozen of France’s starriest, most accomplished, and attractive actors – inc...

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    The Hollywood Reporter Ditches Print Daily for Glossy Weekly

    Under new editorial director Janice Min, The Hollywood Reporter has been experiencing a surge of online traffic. But the former editor of Us Magazine thinks she can make a go with a weekly print edition, reports the NYT, geared to both the trade and consumers.

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    Toronto Day 5: Minute by Minute

    Each day at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 9-19), indieWIRE is publishing a frequently updated dispatch from Toronto.

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    TIFF '10 Tidbits: "127 Hours."

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    Toronto International Film Festival 2010: Beginners

    Mike Mills’s second feature (following the hyped but beyond underwhelming Thumbsucker) was written and directed as a tribute to his father, who, after his wife’s death had admitted his homosexuality in his mid-seventies, much to his son’s immense surprise, before dying himself a few years later. So Mills casts eminently elegant Christopher Plummer as his dad, cuddly Ewan McGregor as himself, and Inglorious Basterds it-girl Mélanie Laurent as his beautiful French fling (but perhaps more) and calls it a day. There’s no denying the skill and attractiveness of this cast, but perhaps that professionalism and charm is the problem: once translated t...

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    TIFF '10 | "Trigger" Opens Bell Lightbox With Emotional Tribute To Tracy Wright

    Emotions ran high in Toronto last night as the ten-years-in-the-making TIFF Bell Lightbox finally made its official debut as a screening venue. After a day long block party outside the building, a who's who of the city's film community gathered to witness Bruce MacDonald's "Trigger."

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