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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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    'Beats of the Antonov,' 'May Allah Bless France' Take Honors at 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

    The 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close, announcing its 2014 festival winners. Of interest to this site, French rapper Abd Al Malik's autobiographical "May Allah Bless France" and Hajooj Kuka's Sudanese documentary 'Beats of the Antonov' both received honors.

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    Watch: Ethan Hawke Talks Drone Warfare in Clips from TIFF Talks

    "Good Kill" director Andrew Niccol and star Ethan Hawke sat down with Indiewire's Anne Thompson for another round of TIFF Talks at the Toronto International Film Festival's Industry Conference last week. Here are some video highlights.

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    Meet the Talent Behind Hot Fest Hit 'Wild Tales,' Damián Szifrón (Exclusive Video)

    Writer-director Damián Szifrón tracks the path of festival hit and likely Argentinian Oscar entry "Wild Tales." Among all the dark explorations of the human spirit on display at festivals from Cannes to Karlovy Vary, Telluride and Toronto, this series of six black comedy vignettes about people over-...

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    TIFF 2014 Review: 'Second Coming' is an Intriguing if Meandering Portrait of Black Family Life in London

    Nadine Marshall plays Jax, a woman married for over twenty years to hard-working railway worker husband Mark (Idris Elba). Ever since having their first child JJ (Kai Francis Lewis), now 11, the couple have grown distant, partly due to experiencing four traumatizing miscarriages.

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    TIFF 2014 Review: 'Beats of the Antonov' Finds A New Perspective From Which To Explore The Civil War In Sudan

    It isn’t the beats of the bombs falling from the sky, but the beats of the traditional Sudanese music lovingly showcased here that above all else, makes this documentary so uniquely captivating.

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    TIFF Review: 'Kill Me Three Times' Starring Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer, Alice Braga, Luke Hemsworth And More

    Here’s a suggestion for Kriv Stenders, director of the flagrantly messy “Kill Me Three Times”: don’t be so kind to first-time screenwriters. As our thoughts wrestle over who to chastise for this incomprehensibly cluttered picture, it can either be James MacFarland for his first screenplay or Stender...

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    The 9 Best Celebrity Photo Tweets from TIFF 2014

    Couldn't make it to this year's Toronto International Film Festival? Check out the Twitter highlights from some of the actors, directors and industry folk who were there.

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