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    TIFF First Looks: Woody Allen & John Turturro In 'Fading Gigolo' And James Franco's 'Child Of God'

    Yep, TIFF is continuing to dazzle with its slate of films as it's now just weeks before things in Toronto get underway. And as always, a few more peeks at the movies coming over the horizon are here, so let's jump right in...

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    The Coen Brothers Don't Like Sequels, Put Kibosh On Long Rumored 'The Big Lebowski' Followup

    If you thought there was a chance you might see Jeff Bridges don his iconic bathrobe one more time we’ve got some troubling news for you. Joel and Ethan Coen are attending the Cannes Film Festival to promote their latest film “Inside Llewyn Davis,” and the duo sat down to answer questions at a press...

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman To Star In John Slattery's Directorial Debut, Cate Blanchett Teams With David Mamet For 'Blackbird'

    Incoming casting news, fresh from the French Riviera: first off, Philip Seymour Hoffman has signed on for a new film, so we can all get our regular dose of rumpled magnificence. “God's Pocket” will be directed by John Slattery, who you know as “Mad Men”'s silver fox Roger Sterling but who is making ...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About The Coens' Cult Classic 'The Big Lebowski'

    Aside from perhaps "The Ladykillers" (and even that film features a great Tom Hanks performance, at least), it's hard to find at least one Coen Brothers movie that doesn't have passionate supporters that declare it the best thing the directing duo ever made. From debut "Blood Simple" to the recent m...

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    Watch: The Real-Life Rigged Episode Of 'Twenty One' That Inspired Robert Redford's 'Quiz Show'

    While reality television has long been forced into quotations because of its manufactured truths, we as an audience expect more legitimacy from the game show format. Robert Redford's 1994 historical drama “Quiz Show” took this assumption and dismantled it through a focus on one pivotal TV program --...

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    In The Works: Woody Allen Does More Than Star in Turturro's Upcoming 'Gigolo'

    I find it fascinating that Woody Allen would be so eager to play a pimp in John Turturro's upcoming portrait of a New York male prostitute, "Fading Gigolo," which was being sold at at Toronto. Turturro wrote and will direct the project, which is slated to shoot this fall, and will star as the gigolo...

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    Review: 'The Search For One-Eyed Jimmy' Is A Remnant Of A More Colorful Time In Indie Filmmaking

    The rise of technology and newer entertainment formats has left behind a number of movies, some of which never graduated to VHS, DVD or even cable. One of those "forgotten" movies has recently hit DVD and Blu-Ray from the fine folks at Kino Lorber, the micro-indie "The Search For One-Eyed Jimmy". Of...

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    5 Actors That Are Overdue For An Oscar Nomination

    Among the five Best Actor nominees at this Sunday's Academy Awards, there's one person who should have been sitting in the Kodak Theater long ago: at long last, Gary Oldman, one of the actors whose lack of awards recognition has long been lamented by the chattering film classes, gets to book a tuxed...

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    John Turturro Will Direct & Star In 'Fading Gigolo' With Sharon Stone; May Appear In Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain'

    While he’s one of our most respected actors -- who somehow has never received an Oscar nomination, that’s another story -- the world of feature filmmaking hasn’t been exactly kind to actor John Turturro.

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    Christopher Walken, John Turturro, Sharon Stone Lead Randomly Amazing Cast Of 'Gods Behaving Badly'

    This morning we opined that sometimes "even months before release, [a film] is clearly fated for horrible reviews, worse box office and a quick trip to the bargain bin." It's usually a gut instinct and while "Gods Behaving Badly" could turn out to be great, given the premise and cast assembled here ...

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