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    Jake Gyllenhaal & Denis Villeneuve Talk The Birth Of Their Intense Collaboration & Its Extension With 'Prisoners'

    While it’s been favorably (and superficially) compared to David Fincher’s “Seven,” and “Zodiac,” Warner Bros. dark drama, “Prisoners” is such a different kind of beast that those assessments don’t really capture the essence of this harrowing kidnapping and family drama. Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake G...

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    This Weekend: Oscar Season Hits Theaters with Holofcener's Must-See 'Enough Said,' Howard's 'Rush,' Villeneuve's 'Prisoners' and More

    Oscar season rolls into theaters this weekend with three well-reviewed titles that could see some awards play: Ron Howard's "Rush," Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners" and Nicole Holofcener's "Enough Said."

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    'Prisoners' Cinematographer Roger Deakins' Top 5 Films

    Denis Villenueve's brilliantly unnerving "Prisoners" is being sold primarily based on the star wattage of its cast, which includes Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Maria Bellow, Terrence Howard, and Paul Dano, and its gripping, worst-fear-realized setup, involving the mysterious abduction...

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    WATCH: 'Prisoners' Director Denis Villeneuve Talks with NY Times Anatomy of a Scene

    Check out this insightful "Anatomy of a Scene" video feature for the NY Times, where Canadian director Denis Villeneuve talks a pivotal scene from the upcoming crime thriller "Prisoners," out this Friday.

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    Podcast: The Playlist Discusses The Festival Films Of Venice, Telluride & Toronto 2013

    ...and the podcast is back. On this latest episode, host (yours truly) and contributor Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth and breaking his podcast duck, our British correspondent and writer Oliver Lyttelton, to talk festivals, specifically th...

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    TIFF 2013: Our 5 Favorite Films Of The Festival, Plus Our Complete Coverage

    Though coming hot on the heels of Telluride and overlapping this year with Venice, the Toronto International Film Festival is anything but a third string pony. In fact it's probably the largest, glitziest and most glamorous of the fall festival season players and no-one doubts that Toronto knows how...

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    Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal In Surprising 'Prisoners'

    Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners sounds cookie-cutter conventional, and in fact there is nothing fresh in the concept: two little girls are abducted, and the father of one of them goes after a suspect the police have released. The clock is ticking ... and other cliches we've heard way too many times...

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    Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Wins Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award

    While not always an accurate prediction of future awards season success (2011 winner "Where Do We Go Now?" basically was never heard from again), the Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award has more often than not been early augur of a film's potential. Previous winners including "...

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    Oscars: What Films Are Looking Good Coming Out Of Venice, Telluride & TIFF?

    With Venice and Telluride in the rear-view mirror, and TIFF starting to wind down (we've still coverage to come, but very few films remain that haven't been screened to press), it feels like the perfect time to kick off, for real, our annual awards coverage. There's a part of you that groans, and th...

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    Watch: 5 Clips From Powerful 'Prisoners' Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal & Paul Dano

    Running two and a half hours, soaked in rain and snow, and centering on the disappearance of two young girls that rocks the families involved to the core and finds them pushing their own ethical and emotional borders, there isn't much to smile about in Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners." But it's also o...

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