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    Podcast: The Playlist Discusses The Festival Films Of Venice, Telluride & Toronto 2013

    ...and the podcast is back. On this latest episode, host (yours truly) and contributor Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth and breaking his podcast duck, our British correspondent and writer Oliver Lyttelton, to talk festivals, specifically th...

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    TIFF 2013: Our 5 Favorite Films Of The Festival, Plus Our Complete Coverage

    Though coming hot on the heels of Telluride and overlapping this year with Venice, the Toronto International Film Festival is anything but a third string pony. In fact it's probably the largest, glitziest and most glamorous of the fall festival season players and no-one doubts that Toronto knows how...

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    TIFF, Day Five: Villeneuve's 'Enemy,' Reichardt's 'Night Moves' and the Overstuffed 'August: Osage County'

    Sometimes you shouldn't listen to people you're standing next to in line, no matter how charming you find them.

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    Denis Villeneuve on Seeing 'Enemy' For the First Time at TIFF and Pushing Hugh Jackman to the Limit in 'Prisoners'

    After doing Canada proud by earning a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination for his 2010 thriller "Incendies," Quebequois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve returns to the Toronto International Film Festival with not one but two new features, both starring his new muse and bud, Jake Gyllenhaal.

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    TIFF Review: Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Enemy’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Is A Haunting Look At Our Dark Desires

    At the risk of blatantly repeating ourselves, Jake Gyllenhaal and director Denis Villeneuve are on the cusp of a banner 2013 that is about to hit its crest. Their first-unveiled collaboration, the harrowing, Fincher-with-more-emotional-resonance crime thriller “Prisoners” has already bruised audienc...

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    Jake Gyllenhaal & Denis Villeneuve Push Each Other Into Haunting, Bold New Territory For ‘Enemy’

    Two striking films are hitting the fall film festival circuit in a matter of days: “Prisoners," an emotionally bruising crime thriller about family, loss and sin, and “Enemy,” an adaptation of José Saramago’s novel, “The Double," which is an enigmatic psychological drama about identity, the subconsc...

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    Over 30 New Photos From Telluride Hit 'Prisoners' Starring Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal

    While there's only a handful of reviews in at the moment, Warner Bros.' abduction crime drama "Prisoners" currently stands at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and 95% on Metacritic. Yes, those grades will surely drop when more reviews come in but this is the shorthand, easy way of saying "Prisoners," starrin...

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    Telluride Film Festival Review: Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal Carry Denis Villeneuve's Tense Kidnapping Drama 'Prisoners'

    A first-rate ensemble procedural with weighty themes to spare, Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve's tense kidnapping drama "Prisoners" revolves around a familiar set of genre ingredients but lays them out with expert precision. Similar to Villeneuve's Oscar-nominated "Incendies," the director's fir...

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    Oh, Canada: Xavier Dolan, Bruce McDonald, Denis Villeneuve and Bruce LaBruce Among Homegrown Filmmakers Heading To Toronto 2013

    The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its lineup of Canadian features, including new work from Bruce McDonald, Xavier Dolan, Denis Villeneuve (who has two films in the festival with "Prisoners" and "Enemy" -- both of which star Jake Gyllenhaal), Michael Dowse, Jennifer Baichwal with ...

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    Trailer of the Week: Hugh Jackman Puts Down the Claws and Gets Serious for 'Prisoners'

    Before the Trailer, We Thought: Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve came to substantial acclaim and recognition with his 2010 film "Incendies," about a pair of Canadian twins who work to uncover the secrets behind their recently deceased mother's experiences in a Middle Eastern country's civil war, w...

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