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'Breaking Bad' Watch: In 'Ozymandias,' the End Is Nigh

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 16, 2013 9:08 AM
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Walter White survives the desert shootout, but the man he was is dead.

The TIFF Review Report: Day 7 ('All is By My Side,' 'Bad Words,' 'Joe,' 'The Unknown Known')

  • By Steve Greene
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  • September 12, 2013 1:56 PM
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A member of Outkast wows, a young teenager is wowed by an outcast, a spiritual "Bad" successor and Donald Rumsfeld gets asked all the questions: all part of the seventh full day at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

MSN Entertainment Cuts Its Movie Writers Loose: Dozens Lose Jobs With a Single Email

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 12, 2013 11:56 AM
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  • 2 Comments
With its freelance budget cut to $0, a once-stable outlet let its entire writing staff go with a single email.

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.

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