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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    TIFF 2005.4: U2? Not Me Too.

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    Critics Diary: Reese & Charlize, "Walk the Line" and "North Country"

    It's a strange thing being only two weeks into September and feeling fairly certain that at least one major category of the Oscar race is already over, done, and decided. Then again, that's the nature of the Toronto International Film Festival, where the press and public get their first look at the ...

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    Amidst Buzz and Rumors, Paramount Continues To Assert It Owns "Thank You For Smoking"

    The day after both Fox Searchlight and Paramount Classics announced separate deals for Jason Reitman's debut feature film "Thank You For Smoking" here at the Toronto International Film Festival, industry insiders were voraciously buzzing about the unprecedented situation. Despite a growing speculati...

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    Buscemi, Tucci and Blaban to Remake Van Gogh Trilogy as Homage to Murdered Director

    Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Bob Balaban have signed on to direct a remake of a trilogy by murdered Dutch director Theo van Gogh. Van Gogh, a descendant of the painter, was killed because of "Submission," a short film he made with liberal Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali refugee who fled an arranged marriage. The film portrayed violence against women in Islamic societies and was shown on Dutch television. Van Gogh's last film "06/05: The Sixth of May" will have its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Thursday, Sept 15 as will "All Souls," a compilation of sixteen vignettes from seventeen Dutch directors base...

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    Fox Searchlight Gets "Trust The Man"

    In a deal that is expected to be announced shortly here in Toronto, Fox Searchlight has acquired Bart Freundlich's "Trust The Man", which debuted at the festival last night. Company president Peter Rice confirmed the pact for indieWIRE shortly after today's crowded press and industry screenings at t...

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  • "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael ...
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    So It's Come To This

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    Filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald and the "AIDS THING"

    Filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald is keeping a diary that is being published in CTV.ca about his experience at the Toronto International Film Festival with his feature, "3 Needles." He laments how a bout of the flu causes some concerns that his illness is far more severe due to his two past films featuring ...

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    Conservatives Embrace "March of the Penguins"

    With it's inspiring story of ultimate perseverance and dedication to their children and their mate, "March of the Penguins," the hugely successful documentary that follows the mating ritual of Emperor penguins in Antarctica, has drawn loyal support from Christian conservatives and intelligent design...

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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    If you're back in NYC today:

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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