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    cinemadaily | Toronto Critics Take on the Greats: The Coens, Ozon, Egoyan

    Several huge names brought their films to the Toronto International Film Festival, which has been rolling along since last Thursday. Many of the biggest films, like "Up in the Air," "Capitalism: A Love Story," "A Single Man," and "The Informant!" got their world premieres at Venice or Telluride. I...

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    Anna Kendrick on Clooney, Reitman and Heading "Up In The Air"

    "I can't tell you how terrified I was knowing I was going into this," "Up In The Air" actress Anna Kendrick told indieWIRE in Toronto yesterday. "I had something like a month after I was cast before we started filming. And the fear was building up inside me... I was really nervous about having to go...

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    REVIEW | Running Scared: Claire Denis's "White Material"

    At one point in Claire Denis's ravaging new film, "White Material," Isabelle Huppert's Maria, a coffee plantation owner in an African country increasingly torn apart by escalating civil war violence, is driving her grown son, Manuel, on a tractor to bring him medical attention for a minor injury to ...

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    REVIEW | Mindlessness Over Matter: Jaco van Dormael's "Mr. Nobody"

    Quick, what do string theory, the butterfly effect, 21st-century dystopia, the possibility of quasi-immortality, the unquantifiablity of time, the impermanence of memory, death, love, second sight, the heartache of divorce, missions to Mars, and Jared Leto's baby blues have in common? After seeing "...

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    REVIEW | "Superbad" Meets "Fight Club": "Revolt" Hints At Cera's Versatility

    "Youth in Revolt" stars Michael Cera as a hyper-intelligent 16-year-old virgin desperate to escape his bubble of a boring life. If that description sounds familiar, it's because the "Arrested Development" star has done this routine before. But he does it well, and this charming romantic comedy offer...

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    REVIEW | Oddly Coarse and Compellingly Offbeat: Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant"

    Guided by a hilariously over-the-top Nicolas Cage performance and Werner Herzog's slapdash direction, "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" delivers an oddly coarse and compellingly offbeat take on the troubled police drama. Setting aside producer Edward Pressman's bizarre decision to remake Abel Ferrara's gritty 1992 noir (the two movies have virtually nothing in common), the appeal of Herzog's feature comes from an ever-present weirdness. Cage plays a twisted cop riddled with addictions and corrupt idiosyncrasies. His cocaine problem continually impacts his professional life, and he often uses the power of the badge as a means of getti...

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    Michael Moore: "The true believers of socialism in America are the Wall Street executives"

    "I think capitalism in general is responsible for a lot of the misery in America and around the world - but maybe it's on steroids in America," Michael Moore told a group of journalists this morning at the Toronto International Film Festival where his film, "Capitalism: A Lov...

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    REVIEW | Simplistically Charming "Capitalism" Doesn't Quite Add Up

    Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" delivers the documentarian's standard mix of historical survey and stunt activism with a simplistic charm. Focusing on mortgage foreclosure sales and other beasts of the recession, Moore aims for a universal rallying call to action. He strings police tape around Wall Street buildings and jokingly attempts to make citizen arrests of financial top dogs. These stunts are counteracted by Moore's attention to dramatic personal stories and basically compelling overviews of the current economic climate. As a result, "Capitalism" alternates between comedic playfulness and one-dimensional investigative journa...

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    REVIEW | Hamburg with Cheese: Fatih Akin's "Soul Kitchen"

    German-Turkish director Fatih Akin's penchant for plot contrivance and convolution would seem to have found the perfect fit in the high-decibel comic confection "Soul Kitchen." Appropriately broad (as opposed to his last film, "The Edge of Heaven," which could have used more subtlety in place of its narrative glibness), Akin's new one, concerning a young man's desperate attempts to keep his roadside restaurant open and thriving amidst many setbacks, is overstuffed, more than a little too pleased with itself, yet often winning. As far as European comedies go, it's fairly by the numbers, assembling a motley crew of emphatically crazy characters...

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    REVIEW | Egoyan's Accidental Black Comedy "Chloe" Succeeds as Guilty Pleasure

    Part film noir, part unintentional B-movie parody, Atom Egoyan's "Chloe" is a weirdly compelling expansion of the themes permeating the director's work. Marred by an uneven screenplay, numerous implausibility issues and oddly dry, moody performances, it nevertheless maintains a basic guilty pleasure...

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