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    Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' Wins People's Choice Award at TIFF 2013

    Perhaps it comes as no surprise to many of us that Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave was awarded the top prize - the People's Choice Award that is - at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

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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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    TIFF Review: 'Felony' Written By & Starring Joel Edgerton

    Malcolm Toohey is a textbook example of a good cop, as we see in the opening of "Felony," written by and starring Joel Edgerton. Toohey is the kind of police officer that doesn't hesitate to charge into a dangerous situation, and by the end of the early moments of the film, his actions find him taki...

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    '12 Years a Slave' Tops Toronto Film Festival Winners

    Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" has won the Peoples Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced today. The film follows in the footsteps of "Slumdog Millionaire," "The King's Speech," "Precious" and "Silver Linings Playbook" by winning the audience-voted prize, which...

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    Industry figures discuss the financial choices made to secured financing for the top films at TIFF

    Andrew Eaton of Revolution, Brian Oliver of Cross Creek, Paul Miller of Doha Film Institute, Rena Ronson of UTA Independent and Ted Hope of the San Francisco Film Society hashed out the financial choices each made as they secured financing for some of the top films of the Toronto Film Festival

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    TIFF Interview: How Alex Gibney Changed Gears on Biker-Doping Doc 'The Armstrong Lie' (CLIP)

    Alex Gibney talks his new doc "The Armstrong Lie," which recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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    A History of Toronto's Peoples Choice Award, and a Guess at What Film Could Win It This Year

    Tomorrow afternoon the Toronto International Film Festival will announce -- among other awards -- the winner of its 2013 People's Choice Award. Whatever film wins will likely get a significant boost to its awards season campaign. Not every year sees an Oscar contender take the prize (see "Where Do W...

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    TIFF Review: 'Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon' Is An Entertaining & Moving Doc About The Legendary Agent

    It's probably safe to say that it's no mere coincidence that the subtitle of "Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon" recalls "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy." Both men—one real, one fictional—are products of the '70s, a decade when drugs and women were easy, and outrageous behavior was routi...

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    TIFF Review: 'Therese' Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac & Jessica Lange

    What a tangled web we weave when with heaving bosoms and pained looks of longing we deceive, and Charlie Stratton's adaptation of author Emile Zola's "Therese Raquin" certainly features enough scenes of both of those. It's a story that's been brought forth in a number to TV productions and most nota...

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    Interview: Nicole Holofcener Talks Working With The Late James Gandolfini & Julia Louis-Dreyfus For 'Enough Said'

    Writer/director Nicole Holofcener has only made five movies since 1996 (including “Walking and Talking,” “Lovely and Amazing,” “Friends With Money,” and “Please Give”), but each is an insightful, smart, female-centric gem about modern human connections.

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