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Toronto World Premieres: What Did They Get?

When Piers Handling, CEO and Director of the Toronto International Film Festival and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF announced the new rules for 2014's fall lineup--no world premieres at Telluride if you want a first opening weekend gala slot--they may not have realized that they were setting themselves up with the media.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 22, 2014 12:45 PM
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WATCH: Pulse-Pounding New 'Foxcatcher' Teaser Trailer Stars Steve Carell and Channing Tatum

Awards hopes are high for Cannes Best Director winner Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," the true crime story of an Olympic wrestling champ tangled in a folie-a-deux with his schizophrenic, wealthy patron. Watch the latest teaser trailer here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 2, 2014 1:55 PM
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How Indie Producer Jon Kilik Works with Mavericks, from Spike Lee and Gary Ross to Bennett Miller

Independent film producer Jon Kilik is having a busy year, with the upcoming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I," Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman," Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and Spike Lee's "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth." He's also celebrating the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 27, 2014 7:21 PM
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TOH!'s 2014 Cannes Film Festival Bible: Read All Our Coverage From the Fest

The Cannes Film Festival has wrapped. We at TOH! have put together a guide featuring all of our reviews, interviews, news and other coverage from the fest. Take a gander.
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  • May 26, 2014 3:22 PM
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Cannes: 'Foxcatcher' Tells Riveting Murder Tale, as Award Season Beckons (POSTER)

Expectations were running high at festival midpoint at Cannes for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," which did not disappoint the international critics Monday morning, who gave the film a healthy round of applause. With "Capote" and "Moneyball" behind him, Cannes anointed the director with a first-time competition auteur slot. Will Jane Campion's jury throw any awards at this intense murder drama financed by Annapurna?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 24, 2014 3:14 PM
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Cannes: 'Winter Sleep' Wins the Palme d'Or, Full List of Awards (UPDATED)

On the closing night of the Cannes Film Festival critics' fave "Winter Sleep" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylon, won the Palme D'Or. Full list of winners and press conference quotes are here.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 24, 2014 1:42 PM
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WATCH: Steve Carell at His Most Unsettling in First Clip from 'Foxcatcher,' Competing at Cannes

A first clip is here from Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher." As you may recall, the film was originally looking at a fall 2013 debut, but was then pushed back due to a "huge editing process." It's now premiering at Cannes, set to play the competition lineup next week.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 16, 2014 1:25 PM
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Sony Pictures Classics' Secrets: 'Mr. Turner' Opens Competition, First of Five Cannes Entries (TRAILERS)

Sony Pictures Classics is always one of the big North American buyers at Cannes. This year they're taking five movies to the Riviera festival--and plan to buy a few more. We find out some of their secrets for survival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 15, 2014 8:12 AM
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Megan Ellison Heads for Cannes with 'Foxcatcher,' Rebrands Her Foreign Sales Arm

Heading into the Cannes International Film Festival -- which opens Wednesday with Nicole Kidman vehicle "Grace of Monaco"--producer-financier Megan Ellison (Oscar contenders "Zero Dark Thirty," "Her," "American Hustle") is launching Sony Pictures Classics' much-anticipated true murder drama "Foxcatcher" in competition, directed by Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. And now that Annapurna is established, she's rebranding her foreign sales arm Panorama Media with the Annapurna monicker.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 12, 2014 12:36 PM
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'Foxcatcher' Gets Award Season November Release

Sony Pictures Classics will release Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" on November 14, a full year after it was scheduled to open at the AFI Film Festival 2013. Michael Barker and Tom Bernard pulled the film from that festival; it's now heading to screen in competition at Cannes. It's a big deal to be anointed a full-fledged auteur your first time playing that festival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 23, 2014 11:49 AM
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