‘Leaves of Grass’ trailer

Posted by · 8:13 am · November 16th, 2009

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OSCAR TALK: Ep. 3 — ‘A Serious Man,’ business in Toronto and unacquired hopefuls

Posted by · 12:18 pm · September 18th, 2009

The third installment of Oscar Talk lands as Toronto winds down and, seemingly, the season’s biggest questions are being answered. Or are they? I’m joined by Anne Thompson of indieWIRE as always and we discussed the following: • The Coen brothers’ “A Serious Man,” Anne’s thoughts, my thoughts, the Coens doing Woody, etc. • The […]

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9/18 Web Round-up

Posted by · 9:32 am · September 18th, 2009

• Matt Damon on packing on the pounds for “The Informant!,” among other things. [USA Today] • Which earth crisis documentary is for you? [Beyond the Multiplex] • In honor of “A Prophet,” newly submitted as France’s foreign film Oscar representative, a list of the best-ever prison films. [Awards Daily]

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Previewing the 34th annual Toronto fest

Posted by · 7:25 am · September 4th, 2009

In less than a week I will kiss my wife and kids goodbye and head into Toronto, about 50 miles away, for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Twelve years ago my wife and I found it makes no sense for me to attend the festival for 16 to 18 hours and then try to […]

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OFF THE CARPET: Take a deep breath…

Posted by · 9:59 am · August 31st, 2009

The calm before the storm is beginning to subside.  Can you sense it? By the end of the week, the Venice and Telluride fests will be underway.  A week later, Toronto will weigh in.  When the smoke settles in roughly three weeks, the season will suddenly be a lot clearer…and yet so much of it […]

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‘Bright Star,’ ‘Precious,’ ‘Informant’ and 19 more to play TIFF

Posted by · 9:09 am · July 14th, 2009

The Co-Directors of the Toronto International Film Festival took to the stage this morning at the first of three summer press conferences to begin announcing the slate of films that will comprise this, the 34th annual Toronto International Film Festival. This morning’s announcement of 22 titles brought some pleasant surprises, as well as some expected […]

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