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The TIFF Review Report: Day 6 ('The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,' 'The Sacrament,' 'How I Live Now,' 'Dom Hemingway')

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 11, 2013 1:04 PM
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Mirrored stories of a marriage dissolving, found footage of a cult community dissolving, impending World War III behind a childhood dissolving and Jude Law's poetic cursing: all part of the sixth full day at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

The 2013 TIFF Review Report: Day 5 ('Enemy,' 'August: Osage County' and 'Devil's Knot')

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 10, 2013 12:46 PM
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Enemy, Jake Gyllenhaal
Denis Villeneuve terrified, a pair of large ensemble casts underwhelmed and Benedict Cumberbatch sang: all part of the fifth full day at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

In Its Second Week, TCM's 'The Story of FIlm' Reaches Silent Film's Glorious Peak

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 9, 2013 6:28 PM
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In the second week of its series built around Mark Cousins' 15-part documentary, Turner Classic Movies shows silent cinema at its peak.

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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