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Riz Ahmed

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  • 'Nightcrawler' a different look at Gyllenhaal and L.A.

     'Nightcrawler' a different look at Gyllenhaal and L.A.
    The pulsating shimmer of Los Angeles at night can seem either like a dreamscape fantasia or a topography of nightmares. In the new film "Nightcrawler" it is both, a land of opportunity and madness and left in some measure for the viewer to unravel....
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Nightcrawler'

    As a gonzo freelance news cameraman prowling for the goriest, grizzliest scoops he can find, Jake Gyllenhaal gives such a buggy, twitchy performance that -- with his sunken cheeks, bulging eyes and greasy hair -- he resembles some Cronenbergian mutant...
  • Variety Studio Kicks Off in Toronto with Gyllenhaal, Hardy, Evans and More

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Variety Studio officially opened for business at the Toronto Film Festival on Friday, where deputy features and awards editor Jenelle Riley interviewed the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Evans, Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace...
  • Fall movie season is here

    As far as Hollywood is concerned, summer is in the rearview mirror. Fall movie season arrived Tuesday and will stretch into November when it gives way to holiday films including "Into the Woods" from director Rob Marshall. As always, dates are subject to...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • BBC Films Boards Alan Bennett Memoir 'The Lady in the Van'

    LONDON -- BBC Films has boarded "The Lady in the Van," which reunites the team behind "The History Boys." The pic, which is an adaptation of playwright Alan Bennett's memoir, will be directed by Nicholas Hytner. Producers are Kevin Loader, Damian Jones...
  • CANNES: Jake Gyllenhaal's Thriller 'Nightcrawler' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Jake Gyllenhaal's thriller "Nighcrawler," also starring Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed. The project marks the directorial debut of Dan Gilroy, who wrote "Real Steel" and "The Bourne Legacy." Gilroy's...
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  • Mohsin Hamid on 'Filthy Rich' and 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

    Mohsin Hamid on 'Filthy Rich' and 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'
        Join us for a live video chat  April 23 at 10 a.m. with Mohsin Hamid, author of the novels "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" and "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," which was shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker prize. A film adaptation of "The...
  • Summer Movie Sneaks complete list

     Summer Movie Sneaks complete list
    The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Sneaks list: In the...
  • Film Review: 'Closed Circuit'

    Opening a week after Bradley Manning's sentencing in the U.S., where significant portions of the case were held in secret to protect national security, British courtroom thriller "Closed Circuit" challenges the validity of policies that shield key...
  • Movie review: 'Closed Circuit' cranks up paranoia over Big Brother

    Movie review: 'Closed Circuit' cranks up paranoia over Big Brother
    "Closed Circuit" is a crisply enjoyable, professionally executed paranoid thriller of the "everyone is out to get us" variety. In an earlier, simpler day, its plotting would have been dismissed as far-fetched, but that was then and this is now....