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    Toronto Review: 'Passion' Will Please Brain De Palma Fans -- And No One Else

    Since earliest stages of Brian De Palma's career, his thrillers have constantly walked a line between self-parody and earnest pastiche. "Passion," a reworking of the late Alain Corneau's final film "Love Crimes," reassuringly falls into this camp.

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    The Master—movie review

    'The Master' flirts with greatness and has much to admire, including exceptional performances from Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Their work is reason enough to recommend the film, yet at the screening I attended the audience was strangely silent at the end.

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    10 YEARS—movie review

    Screenwriter Jamie Linden ('We Are Marshall', 'Dear John') says he was inspired to write and direct '10 Years' by attending his own high school reunion. Fair enough.

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    Arbitrage—movie review

    Richard Gere is perfectly cast in 'Arbitrage' as a financial wheeler-dealer whose world caves in on him because of some bad decisions he’s made.

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    Toronto Review: Nick Cassavetes' 'Yellow' Suggests 'Bad Teacher' By Way of Bob Fosse and Todd Solondz

    Nick Cassavetes has yet to his on a filmmaking style to rival his father's legacy, but with "Yellow," the director of "The Notebook" presents a relentlessly unhinged portrait of emotional turmoil with bold stabs at expressionistic representation at every turn.

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    Weekend Preview: 'The Master' Arrives in NY & LA, 'Arbitrage' in Theaters & VOD

    If you reside in New York or Los Angeles, "The Master" is the must-see film of the week, if not the year so far. The Paul Thomas Anderson film, starring an exceptional Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, will expand September 21. The film, which has gained momentum from the Weinstein Co.'s s...

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    My Top 8 at Toronto Fest 2012

    Because I was reviewing films for Screen Daily at Toronto, the films I saw were a diverse bunch, guided somewhat by my preferences, but also by the needs of an international trade magazine. Therefore, I caught one too many midnight movies (i.e. "Aftershock") and may have lost the opport...

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    Toronto Review: 'The Bay,' Barry Levinson's Stab at Eco-Horror, Is Scarier Than It Looks

    The Bay" contains a more advanced collage of media than one usually finds in the found footage genre.

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Once Upon a Time Was I, Veronica'

    Life on one street in the sprawling Brazilian metropolis of Recife was explored as a microcosm of Brazil in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s masterful “Neighboring Sounds” earlier this year. The feature “Once Upon a Time Was I, Veronica,” from director Marcelo Gomes, is also set in Recife, though this character study is more narrowly focused than “Sounds.” It follows the titular protagonist (Hermila Guedes) as she starts working at a hospital after years of medical school and finds that treating patients isn’t quite as thrilling as she believed it would be. But that’s far from her only wo...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Mumbai's King'

    Manjeet Singh is part of the new breed of Indian filmmaker that eschews the song-and-dance traditions of mainstream Bollywood to create observational slice-of-life social commentaries about contemporary India. This is cinema that’s more Satyajit Ray than Shah Rukh Khan. As with Ray’s “Pather Panchali,” Singh’s film is born from the traditions of Italian neorealism. Shooting at real locations in a documentary style, Singh observes the activities of young friends Rahui (Rahui Bairagi), Arbaaz (Arbaaz khan) and Salman (Salman Khan) as they steer their way through Mumbai's slums. The director is just as i...

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