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    Jennifer Lawrence Talks 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Russell, 'Hunger Games' and Prepping for that Money Scene (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    As soon as "Silver Linings Playbook" played in Toronto it became the front runner for the Oscar. This is something its Oscar handlers were seeking to avoid, but the film then went on to win the coveted TIFF audience award nabbed by such past crowd-pleasers as Oscar-winner "Slumdog Millionaire." Yes,...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Mapping the Long Take: Béla Tarr and Miklós Jancsó

    Bela Tarr is considered one of the supreme directors of our generation and an all-time master of the long take. But he didn't come from out of nowhere. Here's a comparison of his technique with that of his mentor, Miklos Jancso, using maps to track their camera movements.

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    Trailers from Hell: 'Blood Simple,' The Arrival of The Coen Brothers

    It's the beginning of Coen Brothers Week at Trailers from Hell and Josh Olson is starting us off with the trailer for 1984's "Blood Simple."

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    EYE OPENERS: VIDEO ESSAY: Mickey Rourke: Highs & Lows

    The video essay above, by Jason Bellamy, is a tribute to Mickey Rourke, in honor of his 60th birthday, which is today.

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    Trailers from Hell: David DeCoteau on Gooey, Drippy 'The Devil's Rain'

    "Mutants, Ghosts & Devils!" week concludes at Trailers from Hell with director David DeCoteau introducing Brit director Robert Fuest's "The Devil's Rain," a critical turkey with a "protracted liquid climax."

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    Jessica Chastain in New Trailer for Thriller 'Mama,' Presented by Guillermo del Toro

    Check out Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in "Mama," presented by Guillermo del Toro. From writer-director Andres Muschietti (and based on his own Spanish short film), it looks to be pretty standard horror-thriller fare, complete with creepy little girls and awful haircuts for now-better-...

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    TORONTO 2012 VIDEO: Indiewire Talks With Alex Gibney, and Kristen Wiig and Her 'Imogene' Cast

    Indiewire kicked off its annual TIFF Talks this week with both the cast of "Imogene" -- Kristen Wiig, Darren Criss, Christopher Fitzgerald -- and "Mea Maxima Culpa" director Alex Gibney. The lively discussion is the first of a series of video exclusives to run over the next few days.

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    Trailers from Hell: Let Mick Garris Tell You a 'Ghost Story'

    "Mutants, Ghosts and Devils!" week continues at Trailers from Hell, today with writer Mick Garris introducing "Ghost Story," a big-budget adaptation of the Peter Straub chiller that never made the blockbuster cut due to the "geriatric nature of the cast" (including an 82-year-old Fred Astaire).

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    TIFF: 'Cloud Atlas' Press Conference, Highlights Include Wachowskis and Tykwer Talking the "mono-brow experience" [VIDEO]

    Check out this video of the full-length TIFF "Cloud Atlas" press conference, including Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Tom Tykwer, and Lana and Andy Wachowski talking melding the high-brow and low-brow into their wildly epic film -- "the mono-brow experience."

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    Trailer Watch: Wuthering Heights - Directed by Andrea Arnold

    The brilliant director of Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold has adapted Emily Bronte's classic novel, Wuthering Heights starring Kaya Scodelario and James Howson. Co-written by Arnold and Olivia Hetreed, the film follows the intense and volatile relationship from childhood to adulthood between orphan Hea...

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