‘I’m Still Here’ poster

Posted by · 7:27 pm · August 6th, 2010

I’m not entirely sure what manner of beast Casey Affleck’s upcoming documentary about his friend Joaquin Phoenix’s 2008 retirement/reinvention/stunt/freakout is: it claims to be a sincere portrait underpinned by mutual understanding between artists, but it could just as well be the latest archly ironic act in this most slow-burning of celebrity pranks. Whether it answers […]

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‘Barney’s Version’ teaser

Posted by · 5:52 pm · August 3rd, 2010

Hat tip to The Playlist for reminding us of this brief trailer for Richard J. Lewis’s comedy “Barney’s Version,” which will premiere in competition at next month’s Venice Film Festival, before moving on to Toronto. (It’s a couple of months old, but for many, the film only hit the radar recently.) There is too little […]

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OFF THE CARPET: Looking for quality in the festival world

Posted by · 8:42 am · September 15th, 2008

This year’s Toronto International Film Festival just didn’t cut it for some people.  The talk of Oscar taking a break from the annual September showcase had become tired before films even began screening, and certainly before every major news outlet had chosen the angle as the only story worth telling. For 10 days, the excitement […]

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‘Wrestler’ wins the Golden Lion in Venice

Posted by · 12:36 pm · September 6th, 2008

Can’t wait.  Can’t freakin’ wait.  Read the full story here.

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