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    Weinsteins Kept 'Snowpiercer' From TIFF, Wanted Neil Gaiman To Write New Voiceovers For The Film

    A massive hit in South Korea, a big success in France, winner of Best Film, Best Director and Best Cinematographer from the South Korean Film Critics Circle and a winner of Best Production Design from the 56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, the accolades keep rolling in for Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer"...

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    Interview: Louise Archambault on her film 'Gabrielle'

    Québécoise filmmaker Louise Archambault's sophomore feature Gabrielle is an incredibly touching film that radiates joy and presents a singularly honest take on the subject of mentally challenged individuals.

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    Foreign Oscar Entry Review: Gabrielle

    Gabrielle, Canada's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film . U.S. : Entertainment One Films U.S. International Sales Agent: Entertainment One Films International

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    The Toronto Film Festival Wants to Rule the World -- And Here's The 26-Page Document That Explains How.

    TIFF director and CEO Piers Handling has announced ambitious plans for the festival to build on its recent growth while staying true to its core mission of "transforming the way people see the world, through film."

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    Review: Dallas Buyers Club

    The craft of acting is based on the performer’s ability to transform. An actor renounces to his own personality to inhabit the character’s skin. After watching Dallas Buyers Club, it is hard to think of any performances this year that exemplify that basic principle of the dramatic craft better than ...

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    Review: 12 Years a Slave

    Healing is a process more viable for the physical body than for the always-restless memory. Scars and wounds vanish into the past to be replaced by new skin, yet always leaving a mark. As minimal as that trace may be it becomes a permanent record of the pain endured. The size is correlate...

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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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    Oscar Watch Q & A: Chiwetel Ejiofor Embodies Solomon Northup in Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave'

    “12 Years a Slave” broke out at the Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, as audiences and critics immersed themselves in Steve McQueen and John Ridley's hard-hitting film adaptation of the memoir of musician Solomon Northup, a free Bostonian who was kidnapped and sold into slavery from 18...

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