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Is '12 Years a Slave' an Oscar Lock? Please Don't Ask

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 9, 2013 12:23 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Writers talking up the best-picture chances of Steve McQueen's harrowing slavery drama are avoiding the hard questions it poses.

Watch the Toronto Film Festival's Moving Tribute to Roger Ebert

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 8, 2013 4:47 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Watch the Toronto Film Festival's Moving Tribute to Roger Ebert

The TIFF 2013 Review Report: 'The Fifth Estate' Has a Rocky Festival Opening

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 6, 2013 10:19 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Fifth Estate
The TIFF 2013 opener "The Fifth Estate," Bill Condon's dramatization of the Wikileaks saga co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Brühl, had an uneven debut last night.

The TIFF 2013 Criticwire Cheat Sheet

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 5, 2013 6:11 PM
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  • 1 Comment
TIFF List 2011: A Complete Guide To The Toronto International Film Festival
Your at-a-glance guide to how all the films at TIFF 2013 are faring with critics.

TIFFticipation 2013: Reviews from Films Already Screened Elsewhere

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 4, 2013 1:46 PM
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As we await the open of TIFF 2013, here are a few films that will play there that have already screened at other festivals so far this year.

To Be (Cont'd) Gets Things Started With a Consideration of Summer Blockbusters

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 4, 2013 12:06 PM
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  • 0 Comments
A new site offers a slow-food approach to criticism, beginning with a consideration of summer blockbusters.

Criticwire Survey: Most-Anticipated Fall Entertainments

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 3, 2013 1:29 PM
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What are you looking forward to this fall? Criticwire's writers answer with the Coen Brothers' take on the East Village scene and the return of a beloved cereal.

TCM's 'Story of Film' Is the Most Thrilling Movie Event of the Season

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 2, 2013 3:01 PM
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  • 15 Comments
An annotated guide to the first week of Turner Classic Movies' massive 'The Story of Film,' inspired by Mark Cousins' 15-part documentary.

TIFF Streaming Guide: Almost 100 Titles from 2012's Selection Available Online

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 2, 2013 11:30 AM
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98 films (a little over six days' worth) all available to you anywhere you can get an Internet connection. Hope you weren't planning on sleeping any time soon!

'Breaking Bad' Watch: In "Rabid Dog," Walt's Going Down, and Everyone's Coming With Him

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 2, 2013 12:41 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Walter White is going down, and everyone else is coming with him.

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