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    Brit Marling Fights for Strong Roles in Movies like TIFF Civil War Drama 'The Keeping Room'

    If you're eager to see a movie about a strong woman who might actually exist, check out Toronto debut "The Keeping Room." The Civil War drama stars brainy actress Brit Marling, who has been charting her own course ever since she broke out at Sundance 2011.

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    Now Playing to Enthusiastic Public and Industry Audiences @ TIFF: 'The Dark Horse'

    Now playing to enthusiastic public and industry audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival after playing to five and even six star reviews in its home country New Zealand, where it grossed $2 million, "The Dark Horse" is a provocative, emotionally charged drama .

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    TIFF Review: ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ Starring Jason Bateman, Adam Driver, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda & More

    The proverb/cliché “you can never go home again” is arguably rooted in dysfunction. Hollywood will always contrive to make characters return home and face family melodrama whether they are willing or not, whether it be a reunion, a marriage, or of course, the one obligation almost impossible to esca...

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    TIFF Review: 'My Old Lady' Starring Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith And Kristin Scott Thomas

    Mathias (Kevin Kline) is a failure. He's three times divorced, and not coincidentally, has written three unpublished novels. But the passing of his father —who has otherwise given away all his money to charity— has opened to the door to potential prosperity. Mathias' father has left him the keys to ...

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    TIFF Review: James Marsh’s ‘The Theory Of Everything’ Starring Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones

    Drenched in sunlight, luminously out of focus, the opening sequence of James Marsh’s “The Theory of Everything” certifies one thing right off the bat: it’s going to look very, very pretty. Not exactly the first to come to mind for a Stephen Hawking biopic, but we were so enamored and taken aback by ...

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    Will Jake Gyllenhaal Creepout 'Nightcrawler' Wow Crowds Outside Toronto as Well as Oscar Voters? (VIDEO)

    The one dark horse Oscar candidate is Jake Gyllenhaal vehicle "Nightcrawler," which allows the pale, gaunt actor to transform himself physically into a dangerous sociopathic creep in the vein of Robert De Niro's Travis Bickle in "Taxi Driver." Chasing after the right video footage of fires, car cras...

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    Toronto Review: "Song of the Sea" is a Blissfully Beautiful Journey Into Irish Folklore

    Watching “Song of the Sea” it is easy to assert that this is one of the most blissfully beautiful animated films ever made. It is a gem beaming with awe-inspiring, heartwarming magic.

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    TIFF Review: Tom McCarthy's 'The Cobbler' Starring Adam Sandler

    Well, we'll say this for "The Cobbler," it's probably the first anti-gentrification, magical shoe, Jewish fable in the history of cinema. But that's about where the praise ends for this baffling misfire from Oscar-nominated writer/director Tom McCarthy. The filmmaker has previously taken seemingly ...

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