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    IFC Films Captures U.S. Rights to Marisa Tomei Thriller 'Inescapable'

    IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to writer-director Ruba Nadda’s “Inescapable,” which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last week. The company picked up U.S. rights to "Byzantium" and North American rights to the Mira Nair-di...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Pusher'

    Moving the action from Copenhagen to London, this remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 thriller ditches some of the eccentricities of the original and delivers a well made, albeit run-of-the-mill gangster yarn. The first English language film from Madrid-born director Luis Prieto does a good enough job, but given the rich recent history of the British gangster movie, it feels like Prieto is happy enough robbing the local bank rather than going all out to nab the crown jewels. At no point does he try to gazump the original. Frank (Richard Coyle) borrows money from Milo (Zlatco Zurič, reprising the role he played in the original trilo...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas'

    Ed Burns is back, with a comedy about an Irish-American family, this time set around the threat by a dead-beat dad (Ed Lauter) to return to spend the holiday with the wife and the seven children whom he abandoned. I won’t give the ending away, but "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas," starring Burns as usual, comes right out of the marketing department. Christmas is the top film-going time of the year in the US. And if Irish-American family life in this film is any indication, people in those families will be scrambling to do anything else but spend the holidays with each other. Maybe they’ll go see "The Fitzgerald ...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Road North'

    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Road North'

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    Anna Kendrick Spills Deets on Joe Swanberg's All-Star 'Drinking Buddies': "Maybe there's an orgy that I'm not involved in."

    When it was revealed earlier this year that divisive indie stalwart Joe Swanberg had cast Oscar-nominee Anna Kendrick as well as Olivia Wilde, Ron Livingston and Jake M. Johnson to star in his upcoming dramedy "Drinking Buddies," anyone familiar with his output probably did a double-take. "Something...

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    TIFF 2012 | Mira Nair On 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' and Her Memories of 9/11 at TIFF 2001

    The Toronto International Film Festival has been a launching pad for many of acclaimed director Mira Nair's films. Her debut feature "Salaam Bombay" debuted at the 1988 TIFF, and more recently, the festival screened her Jhumpa Lahiri adaptation "The Namesake."

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    Susan Sarandon Talks 'Cloud Atlas,' 'Arbitrage,' Ping-Pong, and the "Crazy Ass Experience" of Working With the Late Tony Scott

    She might be turning 66 next month, but Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon shows no signs of slowing down.

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    Criticwire at Toronto: 'The Master' Tops Best Films/Performances Poll

    More than 40 Criticwire members submitted their top picks in five categories: best narrative film, best documentary, best lead performance, best supporting performance and most disappointing film. For TIFF observers, the results are both predictable and surprising.

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    Toronto 2012: Roadside Attractions Acquires Matthew Fox Historical Drama 'Emperor'

    In its fifth acquisition of the Toronto International Film Festival, a voracious Roadside Attractions has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the historical drama “Emperor.” The film, directed by Peter Webber, had its world premiere Friday at Roy Thomson Hall and will receive a theatrical release ...

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    Xavier, Anyways: Quebec's Dolan On Making 'Laurence,' Returning to Cannes and Going Hollywood

    It's been four years since Xavier Dolan first came to the Cannes Film Festival. Only 19 at the time, he quickly gained international admiration after his film, "I Killed My Mother," swept the awards of the festival's Director's Fortnight section.

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