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  • Toronto: Docs Soar Into Spotlight As Fest Hits Working Week

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - While red-carpet preems and celeb parades aren't stopping anytime soon, the close of Toronto's opening weekend brings a mood shift that widens the spotlight for festival docs and related biz. "Sunshine Superman," Marah...
  • Toronto: Arab Spring Documentary 'We Are the Giant' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Music Box Films has picked up U.S. rights (minus TV broadcast) to Greg Barker's Arab Spring documentary "We Are the Giant." Music Box will release the film theatrically later this year for an Academy qualification run. The deal was announced Monday at...
  • Toronto: So Many Actor Standouts, But Where Are the Great Roles for Women?

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In just 10 days, festival-goers have seen way too many best-actor contenders, and there are plenty of year-end possibilities still to come. Will the Academy expand the actor race to accommodate this year's crop? No way, but...
  • 'Whiplash' Director Damien Chazelle Inspired by His Own Band Days

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Writer-director Damien Chazelle's own experiences in a hyper-competitive high school jazz band helped to inspire "Whiplash," his darkly comic portrait of an obsessive 19-year-old drummer (Miles Teller) trying to curry favor...
  • Joy And Fear: Reliving The First Year Of Paul Newman's Camp

    Joy And Fear: Reliving The First Year Of Paul Newman's Camp
    The memories came rushing back to Heather MacFarlane as she walked through the gates of her old summer camp in Ashford, where she first arrived 26 years ago. “The look and the feel is the same,” MacFarlane said, eyeing the cabins, the...
  • Toronto: Gaumont Snags Buyers for 'Gemma Bovery' (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Gaumont has inked a raft of major pre-sales on Anne Fontaine's "Gemma Bovery," a romantic comedy with Gemma Arterton, ahead of its world premiere at Toronto. Gaumont has pre-sold the film, a playful twist on Gustave Flaubert's...
  • Specialized box office: Late summer hits and misses

    Specialized box office: Late summer hits and misses
    As the eye-popping blockbusters of summer gradually give way to the prestige pictures and awards-season hopefuls of fall and winter, there comes an annual fallow period at the multiplex. Last week saw only two new movies in wide release ("As Above, So...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Kevin Smith returns with 'Tusk': 'I was done and out'

    Toronto Film Festival: Kevin Smith returns with 'Tusk': 'I was done and out'
    The new film by Kevin Smith, “Tusk,” has its world premiere Saturday night as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. This is something of a surprise as Smith himself quite publicly declared he was quitting filmmaking during the...
  • Eugenio Derbez Developing 'The Valet' Remake Under New Pantelion Deal

    Mexican star Eugenio Derbez is developing a remake of the French film "The Valet" as the first project under his new first-look deal with Pantelion Films. The exclusive deal with Derbez underscores the high stakes of reaching the coveted Hispanic...
  • Bill Murray's 'St. Vincent' to Get Earlier Release

    The Weinstein Company will give audiences in New York and Los Angeles an earlier look at "St. Vincent" than originally planned. The Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy comedy about a curmudgeon whose hard edges are softened ever so slightly by the son of a...
  • Bill Hader shows a dark side in 'The Skeleton Twins'

     Bill Hader shows a dark side in 'The Skeleton Twins'
    "The Skeleton Twins" stars "Saturday Night Live" alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, but it may not be what you think. Case in point, the film opens with Hader's character attempting suicide. Though there are light moments, the story's deeper contours...
  • Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Wins 2014 Fipresci Grand Prix

    MADRID -- Finally getting something like global recognition, Richard Linklater has won the 2014 Intl. Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) Grand Prix for film of the year. Shot over 12 years between 2002 and 2013, and tracking boy actor Ellar Coltrane's...