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Toronto Film Review: ‘Beyond the Lights’
A music-industry romance that alternates freely between wisdom and mawkishness, caustic entertainment-biz critique and naive wish fulfillment, heartfelt flourishes and soap-opera shenanigans.
Toronto's First Weekend Features Some Fireworks, But We're ‘Waiting For Greatness’
For those keeping score after the first weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival, here's the tally: one thunderstorm, one lightning strike and a few cinematic fireworks. From the opening...
‘The Leftovers': The Problem With Its Brilliant First Season
If Damon Lindelof had any doubts about his ability to create another memorable TV show after “Lost,” let the outstanding first season of “The Leftovers,” which just concluded S...
TV Review: ‘Utopia’
As an architect of “Big Brother,” Dutch reality-TV pioneer John de Mol would be a good candidate to sue the producers of “Utopia,” if only he wasn’t one of them. The show’s billing as a ...
‘Equalizer’ Director Antoine Fuqua on Denzel Washington’s Work Ethic, ‘Magnificent Seven’ Remake
It’s been 13 years since Antoine Fuqua directed Denzel Washington to an Academy Award playing a cop gone bad in “Training Day.” Now the two collaborators are back in business togethe...
Stephen Hawking Film ‘Theory of Everything’ Causes a Big Bang in Toronto
The Stephen Hawking drama “The Theory of Everything” debuted to a triumphant reception at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday night, bringing a moment of déjà to at least a...
Toronto: ‘The Good Lie’ Filmmakers Want Audiences to Get Involved in Sudan
Screenwriter Margaret Nagle hustled to find a home for “The Good Lie” for 11 years. After responding to an open call in Variety by the late producer Robert Newmyer for stories about young ...
Whale of a Time at ‘Dolphin Tale 2′ Premiere
When the original “Dolphin Tale” was released in 2011, no one dreamt there would ever be a sequel for a simple reason: The movie was based on a true story. “When the idea of a sequel...
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Toronto: 'The Last 5 Years' Offers Golden Globe Voters a Quality Musical Option
HFPA members could rally behind Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan for their work in Richard LaGravanese's adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's off-Broadway showread more
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show': Watch the First Real Trailer
Kathy Bates is the Bearded Lady and so much moreread more
Toronto: ‘Theory of Everything’ Has the Right Formula for Oscars
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones confidently enter the awards race with their new Stephen Hawking drama “The Theory of Everything.” The film, which premiered Sunday at the Toronto Film F...
Toronto: ‘The Theory of Everything’ Made Stephen Hawking Cry
Focus Features’ much-awaited “The Theory of Everything” world premiered at Toronto on Sunday night to the most rapturous standing ovation of the festival so far. The Stephen Hawking biopic starr...
Facebook Adds YouTube-Like Video Features, as It Tops 1 Billion Daily Views (Exclusive)
Facebook, already a huge distributor of Internet video, continues to roll out new ways to the social service an even more attractive outlet for video-content publishers — and, increasingly, i...
VH1 Inks BuzzFeed Video Deal Aimed at Driving Users to TV (Exclusive)
MTV Networks’ VH1 has enlisted BuzzFeed to create a series of video segments designed to drive the site’s users to the cabler’s TV shows — yet another example of traditional ...
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'Time Out of Mind': Toronto Review
Richard Gere plays a New York City homeless man estranged from his daughter in Oren Moverman's dramaread more
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Toronto: Eddie Redmayne Leaps to Head of Oscar Pack for 'Theory of Everything'
Additionally, Felicity Jones gives a standout turn in James Marsh's follow-up to his Oscar-winning documentary "Man on Wire," a Stephen Hawking biopicread more
Toronto Film Review: ‘Tusk’
“I am walrus, hear me blubber” might be the mantra of Kevin Smith’s “Tusk,” an utterly bizarre, weirdly compelling story of manimal love that stakes out its own brazen path somewhere between...
CBS's ‘Scorpion’ Cast and Producers Discuss the Agony of Genius
It ain't easy being super-smart — or, at least, that was the message at the panel for the upcoming CBS drama “Scorpion” at the Paleyfest on Sunday night. The series, based on the...
Toronto Film Review: ‘Miss Julie’
There's much to admire in Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton's turns as a psychosexual triangle imploding during a few hours' span. But admiration rather than emotional involvement is...
‘Foxcatcher’ Interview: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo Wrestle With Bennett Miller’s Acclaimed Drama (VIDEO)
The stars of “Foxcatcher” knew they were in good hands with director Bennett Miller (“Moneyball”), despite the demanding nature of Sony Pictures Classics’ new drama, whi...

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