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    Interview: Juliette Binoche Talks 'Words and Pictures' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, New Trailer)

    Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche ("The English Patient") is the best reason to see Fred Schepisi's "Words and Pictures." Watch my video interview with her from the 2013 TIFF, plus the film's new trailer.

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    Rithy Panh Talks Oscar-Nominated 'The Missing Picture' (CLIP)

    Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh devoted his life and career to the documentation and investigation of the Khmer Rouge -- not just the mass killings themselves but also the ideological fervor that made them possible. All of Panh’s films are personal, but "The Missing Picture," which was nominated for ...

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    The Toronto International Film Festival Insists on Premieres for its Opening Weekend

    In the past few years, more and more media and fest-watchers have gotten the jump on September's smorgasbord of offerings at the Toronto International Film Festival over the Labor Day Weekend at the Telluride Film Festival where they discovered eventual Oscar-winners "The King's Speech," "Slumdog Mi...

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    Mads Mikkelsen Talks 'The Hunt' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Oscar-nominated "The Hunt" star Mads Mikkelsen combines a rare set of skills: the athleticism of a trained dancer, acrobat and gymnast and the sensitivity of a theater actor. See exclusive video below.

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    Daniel Brühl Talks Formula 1 Star Niki Lauda, 'Rush' and 'The Fifth Estate' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Spanish/German star Daniel Brühl not only co-starred with Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Fifth Estate," the opening night film at the Toronto International FIlm Festival, but with Chris Hemsworth in another international story based on real people, "Rush," directed by Ron Howard. Written by Peter Morg...

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    Studio Ghibli Retrospective Returns to TIFF Cinematheque, Now Includes Rarely Screened Classic 'Grave of the Fireflies'

    The TIFF Cinematheque is putting on a retrospective this holiday season devoted to Japan’s Studio Ghibli. Following a spectacularly popular run in the spring of 2012 (which, as well as playing Toronto, made it across the US, too), the retrospective is returning on December 13 and running through Ja...

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    'The Unknown Known' Review and Q & A: Errol Morris vs. Donald Rumsfeld

    It started in Telluride, the word that somehow Errol Morris didn't "nail" Donald Rumsfeld in his mano a mano confrontation in "The Unknown Known" (Participant, Radius TWC). While I am fascinated by this portrait of a man who was close to the seat of power in this country for decades, from the Nixon,...

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    Review: 'The Fifth Estate' Gives Us Cumberbatch as the Assange We Need

    Listen up, Cumberbitches: The first estate was the clergy, the second the nobility, the third the peasantry, the fourth the press, and “The Fifth Estate” is all Benedict Cumberbatch, who in Bill Condon’s painstaking WikiLeaks movie gives us the not the Julian Assange we know, but rather the Julian A...

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    Oscar-Winner John Ridley Talks Writing '12 Years a Slave' and Directing Hendrix Biopic 'All Is By My Side'

    John Ridley has been honing his craft for years, apprenticing with John Wells on "Third Watch," through multiple movie scripts ("U-Turn," "Red Tails") and television series ("Barbershop," "Platinum") to his first feature "Cold Around the Heart." He wrote the script for Oscar frontrunner "12 Years a ...

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    Plan B Producer Dede Gardner Talks '12 Years a Slave,' 'World War Z,' and Partner Brad Pitt

    The movie of movies on the fall film circuit was Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" (October 18). The film was nurtured along the way by Plan B producer Dede Gardner and her partner, Brad Pitt, who co-stars in the film with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch. I interviewed...

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