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    AFI FEST: The Director Behind Hot 'Wild Tales,' Damián Szifrón, Fights Repression (Exclusive Video)

    Writer-director Damián Szifrón tracks the path of festival hit and Argentinian Oscar entry "Wild Tales." Among all the dark explorations of the human spirit on display at festivals from Cannes to Karlovy Vary, Telluride, Toronto and AFI, this series of six black comedy vignettes about people over-re...

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    Julianne Moore Is Back in the Oscar Game

    Focus World's abrupt 2015 placement of Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars" isn't keeping Cannes Best Actress winner Julianne Moore out of the Oscar game. She's back in the races with "Still Alice," Sony Pictures Classics' first TIFF buy and an awards usher for Moore, who plays a professor beset by earl...

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    David Ansen's Top Discoveries from Toronto 2014

    I only had five days in Toronto this year, and caught 20 movies, a mere fraction of the cornucopia. It’s pointless to generalize about the overall quality of the fare on such a small sampling, but one could glean recurrent themes, such as the unusual number of films about tortured geniuses. More o...

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    Screen Talk: What Happened at Toronto? Hits, Misses, Oscar Contenders

    For the first time, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I got together in person to record Screen Talk, to share our experience at theToronto International Film Festival. We argue the merits and demerits of many of the upcoming fall films and Oscar contenders--and inevitably, we didn't see all the same ...

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    Peter Strickland's Lurid S&M Fantasia 'Duke of Burgundy' Pushes Buttons in Toronto

    Director Peter Strickland has confounded critics and audiences with his Toronto premiere “The Duke of Burgundy.” Fans of his 2012 giallo throwback, “Berberian Sound Studio,” may not be fully prepared for the director’s newest offering: an homage to vintage erotica.

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    Toronto: RADiUS-TWC Grabs Chris Evans' Directorial Debut 'Before We Go'

    Weinstein boutique arm RADiUS-TWC has picked up US rights to "Before We Go," "Snowpiercer" star Chris Evans' directorial debut, at TIFF.

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    Toronto: 'Labyrinth of Lies' Acquired by Sony Pictures Classics

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to Giulio Ricciarelli's directorial debut "Labyrinth of Lies," based on the true story of a Nazi coverup during WWII, ahead of the film's TIFF premiere on Friday.

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    The Best Documentaries at Toronto So Far

    The 2014 TIFF documentaries, for all their socially progressive virtues and occasionally virtuosic flourishes, echoed other movies—unavoidably, in some instances. There are only so many ways you can go with a certain topic; and if you’re selling ideas, style often gets in the way.

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    TIFF: Why Cliff Curtis Won't Talk About His Chess Warrior Biopic 'The Dark Horse'

    Cliff Curtis won’t talk about his new movie. He’ll write notes about it. Type on his laptop. Make elaborate, affirmative gestures in response to a question. But talking? No. Not right now.

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    Toronto: HBO Documentary Films Grabs Nick Broomfield's 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper'

    HBO Documentary Films has acquired US rights to vet Nick Broomfield's chilling true crime document "Tales of the Grim Sleeper" out of Toronto.

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