Posts Tagged ‘film’

Toronto Film Review: ‘Love & Mercy’

September 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Paul Dano and John Cusack bring the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson to life in Bill Pohlad's vibrant cure for the common musical biopic.

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Toronto: Reese Witherspoon’s Peggy Lee Project Draws Todd Haynes

September 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Director Todd Haynes has come on board to develop Reese Witherspoon’s Peggy Lee biopic. The actress disclosed Haynes’ attachment at the Toronto Film Festival, where two of her films — “Wild” and “The Good Lie” — are screening. Witherspoon became involved with the Lee project in 2010 when it was set up at Fox 2000... Read more

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Toronto Interview: Jennifer Aniston on Her ‘Dream Role’

September 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jennifer Aniston says her performance in new drama “Cake” was physically and emotionally tough, but it was “beyond a dream role.” Aniston came to the Variety Studio Monday to chat about the film, which has its world premiere Monday at the Toronto Film Festival. Co-starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Worthington, the indie drama finds the... Read more

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Venice Film Review: ‘One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich and the Lost American Film’

September 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In this new century of splintered viewing and distribution options, it's harder than ever for modern films to be truly lost — but our regard for them can be, which is what director Bill Teck argues nearly happened to Peter Bogdanovich's dry-but-sparkling 1981 romantic comedy “They All Laughed.”

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Antipode Inks Deals for Konchalovsky’s Venice Winner (EXCLUSIVE)

September 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Antipode Sales and Distribution has inked two territory deals on Andrei Konchalovsky’s “The Postman’s White Nights,” which just won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Antipode has closed with Leopardo Filmes for Portugal and ASC Distribution for France. There are negotiations ongoing with buyers from seven other territories, Antipode president Anton... Read more

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Tusk’

September 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“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 “The Fly” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Equalizer’

September 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Denzel Washington balances the scales of justice in “The Equalizer,” an ultraviolent update of the 1985-89 CBS drama series.

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Tokyo Tribe’

September 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Equal parts "The Warriors" and "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo," Sion Sono's rap musical "Tokyo Tribe" is also self-referential Nippon genre exploitation to the marrow.

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Review: ‘Toronto Film Festival: ‘While We’re Young’’

September 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

If age is just a state of mind, then “While We’re Young” is the best kind of therapy that a fortysomething starting to lose touch with the younger generation could hope for.

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Toronto: Gaumont Closes Pre-Sales on ‘Samba’ (EXCLUSIVE)

September 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Banking on the smash success of Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s “The Intouchables,” Gaumont has closed pre-sales on the duo’s followup, “Samba,” which had its Toronto Gala premiere Friday. The French major has closed deals for Latin America (California), Canada (Entertainment One), South Korea (Bloomage), Spain (A Contracorriente) and Israel (Nachshon). Gaumont pre-sold the movie... Read more

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