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    How Kevin Kline Helped Israel Horovitz's 'My Old Lady' Film Debut

    At the ripe young age of 75, award-winning playwright Israel Horovitz has transitioned from a life in the theater to the magic of the movies. After warming up with a handful of produced screenplays --"The Strawberry Statement" (1970), "Author! Author! (1982) –he makes his feature film debut with "My...

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    'Wild' and 'Foxcatcher' Added to Hamptons International Film Festival Lineup

    In addition to the two much-buzzed films, HIFF has also announced the lineup for its Conflict & Resolution series.

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    'Wild,' 'Imitation Game' and 'The Homesman' Featured Among Austin Film Festival Lineup

    For its 21st year, AFF returns with a full slate of world premieres, festival favorites and well-curated retrospectives.

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    'Nymphomaniac' Vies for European Film Awards

    This year the 27th European Film Academy awards will be presented on December 13 in Riga, Latvia, where the EFA announced that 50 films representing 31 countries are eligible for 2014 nominations.

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    TIFF Maverick Julie Taymor Creates Hybrid Theater/Film with 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (VIDEO)

    One of the high points of the recent Toronto International Film Festival was not only watching the world premiere of Taymor's latest Shakespeare film--shot by her "Frida" cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, combining her recent acclaimed Brooklyn live theater production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" wi...

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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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    'The Imitation Game' Takes the Toronto People's Choice Award, Forerunner to Oscars (INTERVIEW VIDEO)

    The audience award-winner at the Toronto International Film Festival is often the best Picture Oscar winner as well. This year, "The Imitation Game" won the People's Choice Award won last year by "12 Years a Slave," and in prior years by several films directed by Brits, "The King's Speech," "Slumdog...

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    Why Dan Stevens Left 'Downton' for Film

    Brit actor Dan Stevens, 31, is taking full advantage of his breakout window of opportunity. After ten years of British stage and television he landed the dishy romantic leading man role of Matthew Crowley in TV series "Downton Abbey." And after seeing through his initial three-season commitment, Ste...

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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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