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    Telluride XL Day 2: 'Ida,' 'Labor Day,' Coens Music Tribute, 'Natan'

    Here's my recap of a long and rather unbelievably rich festival day at Telluride.

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    Jason Reitman Will Direct a Live Read of 'Boogie Nights' at the Toronto Film Festival

    With just under a week until the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival kicks off and all of the premieres and screening in place, another very special and high-profile event has just been announced: that of Jason Reitman's Live Read.

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    Review Roundup: Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' Signals an Interesting Departure

    The 40th Telluride Film Festival has kicked off and is now underway, and Jason Reitman's "Labor Day" has just screened and a handful of reviews are starting to trickle out. Other than the mostly positive reception, what seems to be shared among critics' observations is that the film heralds a change...

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    Telluride Review: Jason Reitman Shifts Gears With Melodramatic Quasi-Crime Story 'Labor Day' Starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin

    A significant departure for the director, "Labor Day" is a classical, melodramatic tearjerker that's also a sincere coming-of-age story.

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    Telluride Review: Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' Starring Josh Brolin & Kate Winslet

    Short of helming a "Smurfs" sequel, it's tough to imagine writer-director Jason Reitman going for a greater change of pace than he has with "Labor Day," a full-immersion exercise in the old-fashioned women's weepie that skews far closer to Nicholas Sparks' brand of contrivance than Diablo Cody terri...

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    First Look: Jason Reitman On Set in Upcoming 'Labor Day,' Starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin

    Jason Reitman's latest, "Labor Day," was just announced as part of the TIFF 2013 lineup, making its world premiere at the fest. The film stars Gattlin Griffith as a New Hampshire pre-teen who learns some tough truths over the five-day Labor Day weekend. Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin play the boy's mo...

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    Jason Reitman Staging Live Reading 'Glengarry Glen Ross' With All-Female Cast Including Robin Wright, Allison Janney & More

    One of the more interesting side gigs among filmmakers these days is Jason Reitman's occassional live readings of famous scripts. The format is pretty straightforward: he picks a script he likes, rounds up a bunch of starry friends and then hosts a live performance with the cast embodying the va...

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    TIFF: Brody Day One - 'No,' 'Anna Karenina,' 'Kinshasa Kids,' 'On the Road' & Reitman's 'American Beauty'

    A leisurely (if lengthy) trip from Telluride to Toronto on Tuesday, intending to get me to the Toronto International Film Festival more than a full day in advance of its Thursday, September 6 opening, hit a snag, after a three-hour van ride to Grand Junction and an hour plane trip to Denver...

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    Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks & Woody Harrelson Complete Jason Reitman's 'American Beauty' Live-Reading Cast

    It's not a Toronto International Film Festival without Jason Reitman (his father Ivan of "Ghostbusters" fame is on the committee, of course). The director, who has had most of his features debut at the festival (aside from "Young Adult"), had tweeted some question mark suggestions about TIFF earlier...

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    TIFF: Jason Reitman to Lead Live Reading of 'American Beauty,' with Adam Driver, Sarah Gadon, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Woody Harrelson UPDATED

    Jason Reitman brings his "Live Read" series to the Toronto International Film Festival with a table read of Alan Ball's screenplay for "American Beauty," the Oscar-winner that premiered at TIFF in 1999. The director of "Thank You for Smoking" and "Up in the Air" will announce the cast of the table ...

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