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Toronto International Film Festival

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    Julianne Moore Is Back in the Oscar Game

    Focus World's abrupt 2015 placement of Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars" isn't keeping Cannes Best Actress winner Julianne Moore out of the Oscar game. She's back in the races with "Still Alice," Sony Pictures Classics' first TIFF buy and an awards usher for Moore, who plays a professor beset by earl...

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    TIFF Review: Chilean Mistaken Identity Psychological Thriller ‘I Am Not Lorena’

    “In a digital age…” Love in a digital age. Dating in a digital age. Sex in a digital age. You are going to see a lot of movies about exploring [X] in a digital age. But if we’re not careful, films about the Internet, social media and modern technology are going to come across as surface and obvious....

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    'While We're Young': Noah Baumbach's Xer-Millennial Comedy Ponders the Difference Between Sharing People's Lives and Stealing Them

    With Adam Driver as a young filmmaker clearly modeled on Joe Swanberg. Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young" troubles the line between fiction and fact.

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    Watch: Xavier Dolan Explains His Nervous Breakdown and More Clips from TIFF Talks

    "Mommy” director Xavier Dolan sat down with Indiewire’s Peter Knegt for another round of TIFF Talks at the Toronto International Film Festival's Industry Conference this week. Here are some video highlights.

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    David Ansen's Top Discoveries from Toronto 2014

    I only had five days in Toronto this year, and caught 20 movies, a mere fraction of the cornucopia. It’s pointless to generalize about the overall quality of the fare on such a small sampling, but one could glean recurrent themes, such as the unusual number of films about tortured geniuses. More o...

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    Jon Stewart's 5 Tips for First-Time Filmmakers

    Jon Stewart has spent 16 years as host of "The Daily Show," but for 10 days at the Toronto International Film Festival, he was a first-time filmmaker. This is what he's learned.

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    TIFF: Trailer And 2 Clips For Feel Good Family Film 'Paper Planes' Starring Sam Worthington

    He might not have made major headlines, but Sam Worthington has been in a handful of movies playing the Toronto International Film Festival this year. He antagonized Brit Marling in "The Keeping Room" (review here), comforted Jennifer Aniston in "Cake" (review here) and now helps a kid fly (metaphor...

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    Exclusive: Oscilloscope Acquires Maxime Giroux's Forbidden Love Story 'Felix and Meira'

    Adding to its impressive collection of films, Oscilloscope Laboratories has just picked up the rights to Maxime Giroux's romantic drama "Felix and Meira," following its premiere at TIFF.

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    TIFF Review: 'Big Game' Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Stevenson, Jim Broadbent And More

    Early on in "Big Game," someone is spectacularly blown up by a surface-to-air missile. It's a key moment, with Jalmari Helander's ("Rare Exports") exceedingly dumb film seemingly taking the position that for the next (barely) ninety minutes it's going to be a knowingly insipid and campy genre throw...

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    Screen Talk: What Happened at Toronto? Hits, Misses, Oscar Contenders

    For the first time, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I got together in person to record Screen Talk, to share our experience at theToronto International Film Festival. We argue the merits and demerits of many of the upcoming fall films and Oscar contenders--and inevitably, we didn't see all the same ...

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