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TIFF Review: Götz Spielmann’s 'October November' Is A Disappointing Follow-Up To His Great 'Revanche'

  • By Christopher Schobert
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  • September 8, 2013 11:26 AM
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October November
Götz Spielmann’s “October November” might be the quietest drama of 2013, an intimate, somber study of one family’s unsaid truths. It is also, however, a film that leaves little impression, making it a step backwards—or, at the very least, sideways—for the director of the stunning “Revanche.” Spielmann’s 2008 character study/thriller was deservedly nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar (2009), and drew an international spotlight to the Austrian filmmaker. His much-anticipated follow-up, “October November,” made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and while it plays reasonably well in a festival setting, it is unlikely to make waves worldwide.

'Wings Of Desire' & 'Downfall' Star Bruno Ganz Is The Pope...In Ridley Scott's Pilot 'The Vatican'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2013 4:33 PM
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Over a storied and celebrated career, actor Bruno Ganz has logged time with a handful of famed filmmakers including Eric Rohmer, Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders and more, and is perhaps best known for his roles in international hits like "Wings Of Desire" (directed by the latter) and "Downfall." And now, it looks like he's found another role that could gain him all kinds of attention thanks to nothing more than some good timing.

Kyle Chandler To Star In Ridley Scott-Directed Showtime Pilot 'The Vatican'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 18, 2013 10:13 AM
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Though he spent the most of his early career bouncing around from bit part to bit part, Kyle Chandler finally caught people’s attention for his starring turn as Coach Taylor in the small-screen adaptation of “Friday Night Lights.” Since the series ended, Chandler has worked with directors like J.J. Abrams, Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow and Martin Scorsese, with another auteur now lined up.

20 New Images From 'A Good Day To Die Hard' Likely Won't Resell You On The 'Die Hard' Franchise

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 18, 2013 12:19 PM
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 The "Die Hard" series is sort of akin to Nickelback or the Dave Matthews Band. No one admits to listening to these bands, but clearly someone is buying their music. Likewise, the "Die Hard" franchise has been pretty much irrelevant since the second film (which wasn't very good either), but still, the series has grossed $1.1 billion worldwide so far. However, even domestically the films are hardly gigantic money draws. The highest grossing "Die Hard" film to date is "Live Free or Die Hard," which earned $134 million in 2007, but coupled with the international markets, this is apparently still enough to keep the series going (domestically the series has grossed $435 million so far).

'A Good Day To Die Hard' Finds Villains In Sebastian Koch & Model/Actress Yulia Snigir

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 3:19 PM
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Among the many issues that faced "Live Free Or Die Hard" besides the PG-13 rating the on-no-the-internetz plot, it lacked a villain on the scale of Alan Rickman, Jeremy Irons or even William Sadler. And we hope this announcement doesn't mean more of the same.

Watch: Trailer & Clip For Britflick 'Albatross' With Felicity Jones & Sebastian Koch

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2011 2:19 AM
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The name might still only be vaguely familiar, but 2011 is Felicity Jones' year. She's been working for some time, lighting up the likes of "Brideshead Revisited," "Cheri" and "Cemetery Junction," but she got the year off to a killer start by picking up Best Actress at Sundance for her turn in Drake Doremus' "Like Crazy," while the rom-com "Chalet Girl" was something of a sleeper hit in the U.K in the spring. She's got plenty more on the way, including another project with Doremus that'll film shortly, but first along is another home grown picture, the coming-of-age tale "Albatross," and The Guardian just premiered the film's trailer.

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