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Toronto International Film Festival

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Hannah Arendt'

    "Hannah Arendt" looks through a narrow window at the early 1960’s, when the German-born Jewish philosophy professor drew controversial conclusions in her 1963 New Yorker coverage of the Adolf Eichmann trial in Jerusalem. Arendt concluded that Eichmann, the runaway former Nazi official whom the Israelis kidnapped in Argentina in 1960, represented the "banality of evil," the bureaucratic willingness to follow the most evil of orders. She also pointed out that Jewish leaders helped organize deportation of Jews for the Nazis. In Margarethe von Trotta’s period drama, filmed in the grey tones of the time, we see A...

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    Toronto Review: Making Light of Romantic Dysfunction, 'Silver Linings Playbook' Is David O. Russell's Funniest Film to Date

    David O. Russell's movies have always been lively affairs, but none maintain the same fluid comedic inspiration of "Silver Linings Playbook."

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    TIFF Brody French Cinema Day: 'Apres Mai.' 'Therese Desqueyroux,' 'A Few Hours of Spring'

    “Après Mai,” aka “Something in the Air,” is Olivier Assayas’ somewhat autobiographical, charmingly kinetic memoir of the early 70s, when change was in the air and everything seemed possible, politically, artistically, romantically. Political expediencies take a group of young French activists to I...

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Becoming Bruce Willis for 'Looper' and Whether his Upcoming Directorial Debut About a Porn Addict is Autobiographical

    Unless you've been living under a rock this past year, you're well aware that Joseph Gordon-Levitt's stock in Hollywood has risen.

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    TIFF Review: Fitfully Amusing 'Cloud Atlas' Takes Too Long

    The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's first combined effort, “Cloud Atlas,” adapts David Mitchell’s multi-story, multi-style novel, into its own even more complexly woven narrative, whose dozen main actors re-appear as different characters in successive time frames, suggesting soul evolution and karmic re...

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    With 'Cloud Atlas,' the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer Aim Big and Fire All Over the Place, Just Like the Book

    "Cloud Atlas" begins and ends in the distant future while covering hundreds of years in between, but its breadth isn't quite as shocking in execution because the movie shifts to a different period every few minutes.

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    Toronto 2012: China's 'Dangerous Liaisons' Goes to Well Go USA

    Well Go USA has acquired North American rights to the Mandarin-language "Dangerous Liasons" starring Ziyi Zhang. The Chinese production will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival September 10. 

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    Toronto Review: Derek Cianfrance's 'The Place Beyond the Pines' Is Sad, Powerful and Strengthened By Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper

    Derek Cianfrance's latest feature, "The Place Beyond the Pines," covers four overlapping character arcs over the course of 15 years.

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    'Anna Karenina' Herself Keira Knightley On Playing the Literary Icon and Why She Wants to Return to 'Pure Entertainment'

    Back when Keira Knightley became a household name thanks to her feisty turn in the summer smash "Pirates of the Caribbean," few probably predicted she'd end up where she is today as one of the most acclaimed and risk taking actresses of her generation.

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    Mike Newell's TIFF Entry 'Great Expectations' Goes to Outsource Media Group

    Before its Toronto Film Fest unveiling Tuesday, North American rights to Mike Newell's "Great Expectations" have gone to new LA/NY private equity fund Outsource Media Group. Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Jeremy Irvine, and Holliday Grainger star in this latest version of the Dickens classic. ...

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