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    Toronto 2012: Anchor Bay Films Wins Rob Zombie's 'The Lords of Salem'

    Anchor Bay Films will distribute Rob Zombie’s "The Lords of Salem" in the U.S. The horror pic premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness section. Written and directed by Zombie, "The Lords of Salem" stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce D...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires 'The Patience Stone' Out of Toronto

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. rights to Atiq Rahimi's sophomore feature "The Patience Stone," adapted from the award-winning novel of the same name. The film recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, which wrapped today. Sony plans to release it in 2013.

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'God Loves Caviar'

    A breezy account of how a Greek sailor, Varvakis (Sebastian Koch) survives the Greek Civil War, before ending up working out of a Russian brothel from where he discovers a method of preserving caviar. As trade with Greece booms, the money starts pouring in.  Starting off with an older Varvakis secluded on an island chatting to McCormic (John Cleese), the clunky narrative is told in flashback and with a jaunty tone. There is not much to recommend as the story swings wildly from one set piece to another. Of minor note: Catherine Deneuve has a cameo appearance as Catherine the Great in director Iannis Smaragdis’ turgid tale. Critic...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'When I Saw You'

    Annemarie Jacir has done something remarkable in her sophomore feature film. She’s managed to couch the tricky subject of the 1967 Palestinian-Israeli war into the romanticised tale of a mother’s love for her son. Having been separated from their father (presumed dead) as Israel began...

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    Toronto: Olivier Assayas Discusses the Personal and Political Dimensions of 'Something in the Air'

    Olivier Assayas discusses shifting gears after "Carlos" to direct the semi-autobiographical tale "Something in the Air."

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    'Silver Linings' and 'Laurence Anyways' Top Toronto Film Festival Winners

    David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" won the Blackberry People's Choice Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

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    TIFF Capsule Review: '90 Minutes'

    Just as with Austrian Markus Schleinzer’s "Michael," Norwegian Eva Sørhaug’s is obsessed with the banality of evil. Three men go about their everyday activities before the tales explode or implode as the men produce acts of senseless violence. What makes them do such acts is left to conjecture. Just as "Michael" was seen in the light of the Fritzl case, those looking for real-life context will point to the Breivik mass murder of last year. In splitting the film into three stories, each showing the final 90 minutes in the life of a victim, Sørhaug comments on the frequency with which evil occurs...

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    Oscar Talk: Toronto and Telluride Update, from 'The Master' and 'Cloud Atlas' to 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    Kris Tapley and I go over the Oscar race post-Toronto and Telluride, from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" to the fate of "Anna Karenina" and "Cloud Atlas." Neither of us liked "Hyde Park on Hudson" ve...

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