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    TIFF Capsule Review: "The Hunt"

    Danish director Thomas Vinterberg may never top the complex family dynamics that made his "The Celebration" into such a remarkable chamber piece, but he hasn't lost an ability to construct an engrossing narrative with dark, provocative shades of ambiguity. This engaging story of a kindhearted man inadvertently accused of child abuse and alienated from his close friends sports a marvelous performance by Mads Mikkelsen in the lead role. As the man faces alienation from his erstwhile friends and colleagues, the alienation process starts to resemble a witch hunt. No matter the intense desperation of its main character, however, t...

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    Best of the Week: Toronto, Venice & Telluride Fest Coverage, Plus Box Office, Awards & More

    This week on TOH, we're in major festival mode with coverage and reviews out of Toronto, Venice and Telluride, we look at the weekend's theatrical offerings, analyze last weekend's box office and more!

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    TIFF Hot Tickets: 'Cloud Atlas' & 'Silver Linings Playbook' Premieres

    Dueling Saturday night screenings of The Wachowskis' and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas" (WB) and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" (TWC) are two of Toronto's highest-profile debuts. "Cloud Atlas"'s six-plus minute trailer wowed some and suggested disaster to others, while "The Fighter" direct...

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    TIFF FUTURES: 'Anna Karenina' and 'A Royal Affair' Star Alicia Vikander is Getting Her Fair Share of Corset Training

    Why She's On Our Radar: Already a star in her native Sweden, the gorgeous Alicia Vinkander is best known for her role in the Swedish TV drama "Andra Avenyn." Earlier this year she turned heads in Berlin, where her period drama "A Royal Affair" had its premiere. Just yesterday, the actress made our l...

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    TIFF: Brody Day One - 'No,' 'Anna Karenina,' 'Kinshasa Kids,' 'On the Road' & Reitman's 'American Beauty'

    A leisurely (if lengthy) trip from Telluride to Toronto on Tuesday, intending to get me to the Toronto International Film Festival more than a full day in advance of its Thursday, September 6 opening, hit a snag, after a three-hour van ride to Grand Junction and an hour plane trip to Denver...

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    TIFF EXCLUSIVE: Barry Levinson Director's Statement Reveals His Midnight Madness

    Baltimore-born Barry Levinson is yet another established studio writer-director who is making his way in the strange new world of indie cinema. He's in Toronto with Midnight Madness entry "The Bay" (Roadside, November 2) an horrific R-rated found-footage thriller about a deadly flesh-eating bacteria...

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    TIFF Review: Sally Potter's 'Ginger & Rosa' Stars a Remarkable Elle Fanning UPDATED

    Sally Potter's "Ginger & Rosa" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last week, with first screenings Friday in Toronto.

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    TIFF Capsule Review: "In the Fog"

    Urkainian director Sergei Loznitza's narrative feature debut "My Joy" found the veteran documentarian was equally capable of distorting the truth through a Lynchian allegorical lens that sifted through the demons of Russian society. His follow-up is an equally grim but more narratively precise look at the country's history through the lens of WWII. After Sushenya, a lower class Russian laborer, escapes a Nazi deathtrap, his comrades assume he's in cahoots with the enemy. At first slated for execution by his former peers, Sushenya escapes death again at the hands of the Nazis, launching into a prolonged escape through ...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: "Midnight's Children"

    Director Deepa Metha teams with Salman Rushdie for an adaptation of his 1981 novel, a lavish period drama about India's shift from British colonialism to independence through the eyes of a well-heeled young man. Reserved young Saleem (Satya Bhabha) is born on the historic night of August 15, 1947, which makes him into an insta-symbol for the country's first post-colonial generation. Initially unaware that his real parents' maid spared him from a life of poverty by swapping baskets in the infirmary, Saleem grows up not knowing that the combative, lower class Shiva (Siddharth) is the true heir to Saleem's fortune. As tensions...

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