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    CBS Films Acquires 'The F Word' Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan

    CBS Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Michael Dowse's "The F Word" starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, the company announced. The film made its premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival this week where Indiewire enjoyed the chemistry between the two stars.Based on the play "Toothpaste ...

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    TIFF Review: 'Hateship Loveship' Starring Kristin Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld & More

    Following the smash success of "Bridesmaids," Kristen Wiig has actively subverted the obvious expectations of the career choices that would follow a hit film. Aside from this winter's "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty," the actress has largely gravitated toward small-scale projects ("Girl Most Likely...

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    Toronto Review: Daniel Radcliffe And Zoe Kazan Share Fine Chemistry In 'The F Word,' But the Jokes Aren't So Lucky

    Canadian director Michael Dowse's movies tend to revolve around vulgar, garrulous individuals driven to ridiculous extremes, from the hotheaded hockey player in 2011's "Goon" to the headbangers at the center of "Fubar" and "Fubar II." With "The F Word," a romantic comedy about a young platonic coupl...

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    Denis Villeneuve on Seeing 'Enemy' For the First Time at TIFF and Pushing Hugh Jackman to the Limit in 'Prisoners'

    After doing Canada proud by earning a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination for his 2010 thriller "Incendies," Quebequois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve returns to the Toronto International Film Festival with not one but two new features, both starring his new muse and bud, Jake Gyllenhaal.

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    Toronto Review: Frederick Wiseman's Sprawling 'At Berkeley' Is Educational, But Whose Side Is He On?

    Frederick Wiseman has looked at institutions for decades – high school, the welfare department, public housing in New York, the US administration of the Panama Canal Zone. Now he's given us "At Berkeley," a look at the University of California at Berkeley, the premiere campus of what many consider t...

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    Toronto: Matthew Weiner On His Feature Film Debut 'You Are Here' and Saying Goodbye to 'Mad Men'

    “Mad Men” creator and scribe Matthew Weiner comes to TIFF this year with his feature directorial debut, “You Are Here.” The journey from script to screen has taken almost a decade as it wasn’t until the success of his series that he was able to secure funding. The film stars Owen Wilson and Zack Gal...

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    TIFF Review: 'Standing Aside, Watching'

    The heroine’s name is Antigone, but the myths at work in “Standing Aside, Watching,” are those of the American western, a western one whose heroine has more cojones than a dozen Gary Coopers. The film? A model of urgent, contemporary storytelling by Greek director Yorgos Servetas, with a sometimes s...

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    Toronto Review: 'Therese,' Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac and Jessica Lange, Fails On Every Level

    Give a bunch of American actors -- Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac and Jessica Lange -- a classic Parisian text and they implausibly turn out their best British accents. There is something amiss with a period drama genre when getting the tones from the right side of the English Channel proves so diffic...

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    TIFF Review: Paul Haggis' 'Third Person' With Liam Neeson, James Franco & Olivia Wilde Is Ludicrously Awful

    We're coming on a decade since Paul Haggis' "Crash" won Best Picture at the Oscars, and it's still one of the most divisive victories in recent memory. Detractors of the film are quick to point out the flaws in the L.A.-set drama, citing what they perceive to be the film's crass manipulativeness, on...

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    Watch: Richard Ayoade Talks His Unsettling (And Awesome) TIFF Drama 'The Double' Starring Jesse Eisenberg

    At the world premiere of “The Double,” British director Richard Ayoade’s second film, Toronto International Film Festival Artistic Director Cameron Bailey called Ayoade “one of the sharpest wits” in filmmaking, and the audience reacted with unbridled glee. New directors are rarely so well known, but...

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