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    VOTE!

    Did you vote today? It's the last big primary day and there are some big races - especially if you live in Delaware, New Hampshire, New York and Wisconsin,

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    The Emotional Q&A From Bell Lightbox Opener "Trigger"

    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." Piers Handling noted the long list of Canadian cinematic talent associated with the film, from its director Bruce McDonald to its screenwriter Daniel MacIvor, to its cast that includes Molly Parker, Sarah Polley, Don McKellar, and Callum Keith Rennie. But the most notable person involved with "Trigger" is also the reason why last night's Lightbox debut was such...

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    Eight Minutes In The Back of a Car With Mike Mills

    Here's the audio that goes with this interview with "Beginners" director Mike Mills, which took place in the back of a car while Mills was en route to a screening of the film... Mills is a charming guy, and has made a lovely little film in "Beginners." The film juggles chronologies as it details a pivotal period in the life of Oliver (Ewan McGregor), a man in his late thirties dealing with the death of his father (an endlessly charming Christopher Plummer). Through flashbacks, Mills shows the years leading up to Oliver's father's death - most notably in the fact that after Oliver's mother's death, his father decided to come out at age 75. ...

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    Toronto Review | A Natural Museum In 3-D: Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"

    In recent years, Werner Herzog's sly observations on the ways the universe in wondrously strange documentaries such as "Grizzly Man" and "Encounters at the End of the World" have taken on cult status apart from his existing place in the history of German cinema. Viral videos contain uncanny imitatio...

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    TIFF 2: Plummer to Plummer

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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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