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Toronto International Film Festival 2014

With two author-backed roles, Reese Witherspoon generating Oscar buzz

Reese Witherspoon won the Oscar in 2006 and might just be in the race next year, thanks to two much-talked about films that have premiered at the Toronto film festival. Wild and The Good Lie have come up for much praise.
Toronto International Film Festival

Tragicomedies at Toronto find mixed results

The opening days of the Toronto International Film Festival saw a trio of tragicomedies combine humour with pain, often with mixed results. Comedy and drama often mingle in the best of films, but for the lion's share of movies, the two are kept apart, on different sides of the theatre aisle.
Benedict Cumberbatch

Cumberbatch takes unsung WWII hero to Toronto in Imitation Game

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch's new film The Imitation Game promises to bring the contributions of mathematician Alan Turing's contributions to a wider audience worldwide. Turing was the inventor of the code-breaking machine that may have cut World War II by two years and saved millions of lives.
Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd co-founder says new 'Wall' an anti-war protest film

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters says a new movie about his monumental, three-year remounting of the band's famous 'The Wall' album should be seen as a protest against the growing spread of armed conflict, rather than just a concert documentary.
Brett Lee

Brett Lee-starrer UnIndian is Bend It Like Beckham from Australia, says director

Indian-origin filmmaker from Australia Anupam Sharma says his upcoming film UnIndian is on the lines Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham and will provide a sneak-peak into the lives of Indians living down under.
Chaitanya Tamhane

Chaitanya Tamhane's debut feature Court steers clear of courtroom drama

There is absolutely no room for drama and histrionics in Chaitanya Tamhane's Court. Not just that, his film also touches upon the protest music of Dalit movement in Mumbai. Tamhane talks to Hindustan Times.
Toronto International Film Festival 2014 at a glance

Bill Murray Day: Toronto gets fans to dress like Murray's famous characters

The Toronto International Film Festival declared Friday as Bill Murray Day and called on fans to dress up as his beloved characters in a costume contest and see screenings of films Stripes, Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters.
Toronto International Film Festival 2014 at a glance

Downey Jr., Duvall kick off Toronto film fest with The Judge

Actors Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall brought their father-and-son dysfunction drama The Judge to Toronto on Thursday to open the city's film festival, an early arbiter in the movie industry's awards season.
Bengali film Labour of Love to play at Venice sidebar

Why Aditya Sengupta's Asha Jaoar Majhe has no dialogues

In an interview with HT, director explains how initially he did have plans to include dialogues but the story evolved in a manner that it needed no dialogues. Set in recession-hit Kolkata, the film is about a couple who don't get meet at all.
Labour of Love

Ray-inspired tale, true story of girl with cerebral palsy lead Indian charge at London

Debutant director Adityavikram Sengupta's Asha Jaoar Majhe will feature in the London Film Festival's First Feature Competition category while Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar's Margarita, with a Straw will form a part of Love category.

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