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  • Music Benefits Seniors in More Ways Than One

    Music Benefits Seniors in More Ways Than One Recent news about the benefits of music has reached us via film, research and news articles. “Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory” is one of the finest examples of how music can be used as...
  • Ethan Hawke 'Seymour' documentary is intimate portrait of pianist

    By Solarina Ho TORONTO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The interview was supposed to start, but pianist Seymour Bernstein was not quite ready. He held up his iPad to take one more picture of actor-director Ethan Hawke before he was satisfied. "I think that...
  • Marvel, George Takei among honorees for LGBT Center Vanguard Awards

     
    Marvel Entertainment and activists George and Brad Takei are set to receive Vanguard Awards at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's […]...
  • Toronto: Smaller Deals Show Tough Market for Indie Film Business

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - For a few hours over the weekend, the Toronto Film Festival looked like its old self -- a wild game of "Let's Make a Deal." After Chris Rock's "Top Five" premiered on Saturday night to ecstatic reviews, at least three studios...
  • 'The Green Prince' is a real-world spy thriller

    'The Green Prince' is a real-world spy thriller
    Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas founder/leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, spied on Hamas for Israel for 10 years As readers of spy fiction know, every secret agent has a handler, the person to whom the undercover operative reports. We've read about it in...
  • 'Memphis' gives outsider's view of black people in the South

    'Memphis' gives outsider's view of black people in the South
    Another day, another white dude's mythical vision of the South centered on economically disadvantaged black folk. After David Gordon Green's "George Washington" and Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," a cynic has to wonder whether writer-...
  • Documentary 'Take Me to the River' explores Memphis' musical genres

    Documentary 'Take Me to the River' explores Memphis' musical genres
    The loose, worshipful documentary "Take Me to the River" sets out to celebrate Memphis as a musical nexus of genres — blues, country, soul, rock — by sitting in on the recording of an album bringing together the region's legendary headliners...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Editor'

    Devoted fans of the Italian giallo genre -- those hybrid murder-mystery/horror mellers that flourished from the mid-'60s to the mid-'80s -- will get a hoot out of the precision with which "The Editor" satirizes their clumsier conventions. Unfortunately,...
  • Watch: Elle Fanning, John Hawkes in 'Low Down' Trailer

    Jazz pianist Joe Albany and his soul-warming music come to life in the first official trailer for "Low Down." John Hawkes stars as the famed musician and Elle Fanning plays his daughter, who penned the memoir the film is based on. Albany, who performed...
  • Rory Kennedy recounts the 1975 fall of Saigon in new film

    Rory Kennedy recounts the 1975 fall of Saigon in new film
    Rory Kennedy thought she already knew something of the Vietnam War, of its tragedy and lingering scars on America and the Vietnamese. When she was approached about making a documentary on the final hours of U.S. involvement there, the director wondered...
  • 'Madam Secretary' Tea Leoni's nomination is heartily confirmed

    'Madam Secretary' Tea Leoni's nomination is heartily confirmed
    Of the non-comic-book-related dramas debuting this fall, Barbara Hall's "Madam Secretary" on CBS is clearly a front-runner. Smartly written and formidably cast, the series, which premieres Sunday, offers a welcome dose of Téa Leoni, female sanity and...
  • In 'The Skeleton Twins,' untangling the past to move forward

     In 'The Skeleton Twins,' untangling the past to move forward
    One song kept playing through my mind as I watched "The Skeleton Twins," an introspective indie drama starring the very exciting post-"Saturday Night Live" Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as siblings damaged by their father's death. "Suicide Is Painless,"...