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    Bruno Ganz To Be Honored by European Film Academy

    Younger folks probably know Bruno Ganz best from those endless YouTube Hitler parodies taken from Oliver Hirschbiegel's Downfall (2004); but he is one of the world's great actors and thus I am delighted to report that the European Film Academy will honor the legendary Swiss actor at their European F...

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    TIFF: Lionsgate and Roadside Buy Redford's The Conspirator

    Lionsgate specialty division Roadside Attractions has bought U.S. distribution rights for Robert Redford's historical thriller The Conspirator, which premiered in Toronto last Saturday.

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    Toronto Day 7: 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 | Director Denis Villeneuve Brings Masterful "Incendies" Back Home

    Quebec director Denis Villeneuve received a standing ovation from a clearly stunned audience following the premiere screening of "Incendies" on Monday evening in Toronto. Last week it received raves during its sneak in Telluride and the film received praise and a standing ovation in Venice. Certainl...

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    Boris Karloff's Assurance

    dvd review: THRILLER: THE COMPLETE SERIES (Image Entertainment)

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    My fairly decent Toronto: 7+ Good Films

    My fairly decent Toronto: 7+ Good Films

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    Tribeca Institute & HBO Announce New Character-Driven Doc Grants Totaling $100,000

    The Tribeca Film Institute has announced a new documentary fund, the TFI Documentary Fund, presented by HBO, which will award $100,000 in fellowships and grants to character-driven documentary projects. The submissions for the TFI Documentary Fund open today, with an early submission deadline of No...

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    Toronto Review | Death, Marriage, & John Cameron Mitchell: Eckhart and Kidman Sustain "Rabbit Hole"

    The outlandish inventiveness of John Cameron Mitchell's previous films are barely discernible in "Rabbit Hole," a relatively tame but nonetheless admirable drama sustained by convincing performances and steady direction. Compared to "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and "Shortbus," the aims of "Rabbit Hol...

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    Aronofsky Talks the "Nightmare" of Getting 'Black Swan' Made

    Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan opened the Venice Film Festival and took the Lido by storm. I talked with the director about the long "nightmare" of getting the script right and financing the film, casting Natalie Portman and Vincent Cassel, shooting in a gritty up-close verite style, and how he set a...

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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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