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TIFF WATCH: Simon Pegg & Peter Chelsom Talk Brit Flicks and 'Hector & The Search For Happiness' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Peter Chelsom makes a welcome return to witty British moviemaking with "Hector and the Search for Happiness," starring two of my faves, Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike. Based on a bestselling memoir by a real-life French psychiatrist, the anglicized movie version follows stick-in-the-mud shrink Hector (Pegg) on a quest around the world for happiness. I talk to Pegg and Chelsom on video below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 14, 2014 4:51 PM
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WATCH: William H. Macy Directs Billy Crudup as a Boozing, Broken Musician in 'Rudderless' Trailer

William H. Macy gets behind the camera for his filmmaking debut "Rudderless," the gritty 2014 Sundance Film Festival drama that moved audiences on closing night. Watch the first trailer here.
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  • August 14, 2014 4:18 PM
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Every Hitchcock Cameo (IN ONE VIDEO)

Alfred Hitchcock was the most famous director who ever lived, perhaps because he had an instinct for self-promotion. He created a wry comedic persona --the director who winks at the audience as he sets out the scare the bejeezus out of them.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 14, 2014 12:30 PM
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Robin Williams Time Special Issue Out Friday, Packed with Tributes (VIDEO)

Time is putting out a special commemorative issue on late actor comedian Robin Williams, who succumbed to depression and took his own life on Monday. Due on Friday, August 15, the magazine is packed with tributes from Alan Alda, Patch Adams, Lewis Black, Dick Cavett, Richard Corliss, Margaret Cho, Gilbert Gottfried, Nathan Lane, Bill Maher, Jim Norton, James Poniewozik, Joan Rivers, among others.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 13, 2014 4:21 PM
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Trailers from Hell Enters NSFW 'Big Doll House'

Jack Hill recalls the making of his mega-hit, the Roger Corman/Cirio Santiago jungle prison flick that started the avalanche of busty-broads-behind-bars pics that packed the drive-ins throughout the 70s.
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  • August 13, 2014 3:47 PM
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Check Out Robert Rodriguez vs. Quentin Tarantino in the Director's Chair (VIDEO)

Old pals Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, who collaborated on the original "From Dusk Till Dawn" movie (which spawned an El Rey Network TV series) not to mention "Grindhouse," sit down for an hour-long talk on the August 13th installment of “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” (9 PM ET/PT).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 12, 2014 5:00 PM
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WATCH: Jacques Tati's 1947 Slapstick Short 'School for Postmen' Reveals the French Master's Early Comic Genius

The Guardian has debuted a rare early short from comedy maestro Jacques Tati, 1947's "The School for Postmen." As usual, the French auteur writes, directs and stars in this witty 16-minute film brimming with the kind of subtly orchestrated slapstick that would come to define his career, from "M. Hulot's Holiday" to "Playtime."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 11, 2014 5:12 PM
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WATCH: Oscar-Worthy John Lithgow Talks Ira Sachs' Gay Love Story 'Love Is Strange' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

There are so many coming-of-age stories every year that it's rare to see a mature love story. Even though Ira Sachs' "Love is Strange," which debuted at Sundance, is about two gay men who get married, it's more about aging love. It's touching how much these men love each other. Sony Pictures Classics releases the film August 22 in New York and LA.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 11, 2014 2:54 PM
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Trailers from Hell on 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

Today on Trailers from Hell, Allan Arkush talks iconic 1961 romantic comedy "Breakfast at Tiffany's," based on the novella by Truman Capote.
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  • August 11, 2014 12:58 PM
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Best of the Week: Oscar Predictions, The Female Superhero Strikes Back, Duplass' New Indie Paradigm & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • August 9, 2014 1:46 PM
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