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    'Side by Side': Keanu Reeves Talks Film vs. Digital Divide with Cameron, Fincher and More [Clips, Q & A with Director Chris Kenneally]

    With "Side by Side," producer/interviewer Keanu Reeves and director Chris Kenneally decided to document the film industry's radical change and transformation. "We had questions that we wanted answers to and decided to go out and ask the great artists and technicians involved in moviemaking," says Ke...

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    Weekly Wrap: 'Dark Knight Rises' Arrives Marred by Tragedy, Comic-Con Coverage, Emmy Nominations & More

    This week on TOH, "The Dark Knight Rises" is taking the box office by storm even as a horrific tragedy in Colorado sets a somber mood for the film's opening, we supply Comic-Con coverage and interviews a-plenty, we look at the HBO-dominated Emmy nominations and more.

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    Trailer for Ursula Meier's Knockout Silver Bear Winner 'Sister' with Lea Seydoux & Kacey Mottet Klein

    The trailer for Ursula Meier's "Sister" had landed. The film is a knockout, both excitingly fresh and powerfully moving. It won the Silver Bear at Berlin and features Lea Seydoux's best-yet performance and a star-making turn from Kacey Mottey Klein as a professional 12-year old ski-resort thief...

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    Best of the Week: Palm Springs Shortfest, Bologna & Moscow; Classics, Box Office, Reviews & Remembering Nora Ephron

    This week on TOH, we covered the Palm Springs International Shortfest, Il Cinema Ritrovata in Bologna and the Moscow Junket, looked at the intrepid box office for Pixar's "Brave," remembered beloved screenwriter, filmmaker and author Nora Ephron, reviewed this weekend's theatrical debuts and more...

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel Talks 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

    Caleb Deschanel is no stranger to heightened reality, but nothing could prepare the five-time Oscar nominee for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"...

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    The Art of the Mystery Doc: Must-Sees 'Searching for Sugar Man' and 'The Imposter'

    Festival faves "The Imposter" (Indomina, July 13) and "Searching for Sugar Man" (Sony Pictures Classics, July 27) are two hit Sundance docs that play like features. In other words, their directors manipulate their stories so that we are left in the dark, eagerly following clues, seeking the answer t...

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    LAFF: Jonathan Demme Talks 'Passion for Filming Real Life,' Neil Young as 'Wandering Troubador' in 'Journeys' (VIDEO)

    New York flmmaker Jonathan Demme is showing at LAFF the latest film in his Neil Young concert trilogy, "Neil Young Journeys" (June 29), which debuted at Toronto. Demme likes alternating the long gestation and production periods necessary for fiction films with micro-budget documentaries. B...

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    Director Peter Weir on Directing, 'Witness,' the Birth of the Australian Film Industry and More

    Australian Peter Weir is one of our great living directors, having given us such primal and unsettling classics as "Picnic at Hanging Rock," "The Last Wave," "Witness," "The Truman Show" and "Master and Commander," to name only a few. In this excerpt...

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    New Screen Editor Wendy Mitchell Talks Future Challenges for the Venerable Brit Trade

    Sure enough, Brit entertainment trade Screen International went in-house and promoted Head of Content Wendy Mitchell to succeed Mike Goodridge as editor. Mitchell, who started at the trade publication as a UK reporter in 2005, is Screen's first woman editor, and will run both monthly print magazine ...

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    Meet the LAFF Filmmaker #8: 'Thursday Till Sunday' Director Dominga Sotomayor

    Four of "Thursday Till Sunday" director Dominga Sotomayor's short films have travelled to festivals. "November" and "Below" during his time studying as an Audiovisual Director at Universidad Católica de Chile, and "Videogame" and "The Mountain&...

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