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Your Week in Streaming: From Dolan's Punk Spirit to Ruiz's Final Farewell, TIFF Essentials on VOD (TRAILERS)

With the Toronto International Film Festival coming up this month, here are some essential films from the TIFF archives now streaming across VOD platforms.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 2, 2013 4:30 PM
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WATCH: Dane DeHaan Reads Henry Miller in New Clip from 'Kill Your Darlings,' with Daniel Radcliffe

With "Kill Your Darlings" now screening out of competition at the Venice Film Festival, a new clip and images from this 1944-set beat generation drama have emerged. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg who meets Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) at Columbia and is drawn into a murder mystery.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 2, 2013 2:32 PM
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WATCH: Exclusive Clip from Upcoming TIFF Doc 'The Dark Matter of Love'

In her new documentary about an American family and their adopted Russian children, director Sarah McCarthy examines the complex interplay of politics, family and love.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 30, 2013 1:32 PM
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Brian De Palma Q & A: 'Passion,' McAdams vs. Rapace, Sex Tools UPDATED (New Trailer)

Brian De Palma's "Passion," which played the 2012 fall festival circuit and stars Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace caught up in psychosexual mind games, hits theaters August 30. Our TOH! interview with De Palma is below, along with the newly released trailer for the film.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 30, 2013 9:36 AM
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WATCH: New Clip From Ron Howard's Formula 1 Rivalry Drama 'Rush,' Starring Chris Hemsworth

A new clip from Ron Howard's upcoming "Rush," a drama based on the real life 1970s rivalry of Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, has hit the web before the film's premiere at TIFF in September.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 28, 2013 1:19 PM
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Roadside Attractions Snaps Up US Rights to Emile Zola Adaptation 'Therese,' Starring Elizabeth Olsen (CLIP)

Anticipating the film's world premiere at TIFF in September, Roadside Attractions has acquired all U.S. rights to the romantic thriller "Therese," written and directed by Charlie Stratton from the Emile Zola novel "Therese Raquin" and starring Elizabeth Olsen.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 28, 2013 12:46 PM
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WATCH: Exclusive Trailer for Toronto Fest Russian Crime Drama 'Break Loose'

Watch the exclusive debut of the thrilling trailer for "Break Loose," a muscular and violent Russian crime drama by Alexey Uchitel, director of Russia's 2010 entry for the foreign language Oscar "The Edge."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 27, 2013 5:21 PM
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WATCH: First Clip of Mia Wasikowska as Outback Adventurer Robyn Davidson in 'Tracks'

One of the many exciting premieres awaiting fall festival goers is John Curran's "Tracks," starring Mia Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson, the real-life trail blazer who in 1977 at age 27 embarked on a 1700-mile journey across the Australian Outback with four camels and a dog. The film debuts at Venice and Toronto. Watch a first-look clip below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 26, 2013 2:30 PM
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Ranking the Top 15 Best Picture Oscar Contenders Before the Fall Festivals

I was happy to give MovieCityNews webmaster David Poland my top 15 picks for the Best Picture Field. I didn't have to rank them, and while I haven't seen most of them, I could certainly take a stab at where the For Your Consideration ads are likely to go. So now he's assembled a ranking of the Top 15 based on his 15 Gurus. I am in perfect sync on the top six films.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 23, 2013 3:25 PM
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TIFF 2013 Trailers: Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises' with English Subtitles, Michell's 'Le Week-End' UPDATED

As TIFF 2013 approaches, running September 5 through 15, we're compiling an ongoing group of trailers for the buzzy titles set to screen at the fest. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 23, 2013 2:48 PM
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