Inventor or Artist? An Interview with Tim Jenison of ‘Tim’s Vermeer’

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Born in Delft in 1632, Johannes Vermeer was not a prolific painter; scholars can only definitively attribute roughly 35 paintings to him. (A few more are in dispute.) Modestly successful in his lifetime, then relatively forgotten, Vermeer was rediscovered in the 19th Century. He has since become regarded as a grand master, best known for his impeccable […]

Nicole Holofcener Talks Working With The Late James Gandolfini & Julia Louis-Dreyfus For ‘Enough Said’

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Nicole Holofcener‘s much-anticipated new film, Enough Said, stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini in one of his final film roles. The two play a pair of divorced parents who begin dating after meeting at a party, bonding over the fact that each is sending a daughter off to college soon. Both Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini […]

Steve McQueen Talks ’12 Years A Slave,’ ‘Django Unchained’, Pitt & Fassbender & More

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With Hunger, his feature debut in 2008, Turner Prize-winning artist-turned-director Steve McQueen made a bold statement right out of the gate: he was a filmmaker to watch. Three years later, Shame solidified his reputation as an audacious director with an unflinching eye. And now, with 12 Years a Slave, which screened this week at the Toronto International Film Festival after […]

Kelly Reichardt Talks Her Eco-Thriller ‘Night Moves,’ The Mysteries Of Co-Star Dakota Fanning & More

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In Kelly Reichardt‘s latest film, Night Moves, a ragtag triumvirate of determined activists-cum-eco-terrorists, played by Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Sarsgaard, decide to make a grand statement about over-consumption and the destruction of natural resources by blowing up a hydroelectric dam on the Oregon river near where they live. Afterwards, the trio is forced to confront the depth […]

Mia Wasikowska Talks Working With Richard Ayoade & Jesse Eisenberg In ‘The Double’

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In Richard Ayoade’s The Double, which premiered this week at the Toronto International Film Festival, Mia Wasikowska plays Hannah, an enigmatic and artistic young woman caught in a bizarre love triangle of sorts with two men who are outwardly identical, but polar opposites in how they interact with their dystopian world (both roles are played by Wasikowska’s […]

Richard Ayoade Talks His Unsettling (And Awesome) TIFF Drama ‘The Double’ Starring Jesse Eisenberg

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At the world premiere of The Double, British director Richard Ayoade’s second film, Toronto International Film Festival Artistic Director Cameron Bailey called Ayoade “one of the sharpest wits” in filmmaking, and the audience reacted with unbridled glee… Ayoade and co-screenwriter Avi Korine have adapted Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s unsettling novella of the same name… Ayoade is an exhilarating young filmmaker, and his distinctive outlook and sharp humor […]

Daniel Radcliffe & Juno Temple Talk The Horror Fairy Tale ‘Horns’

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Harry Potter no more, young British star Daniel Radcliffe is having a hell of a Toronto International Film Festival, starring determinedly in three very diverse features: he’s a hopeless romantic in The F Word opposite Zoe Kazan, a college-aged Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, and a mourning lover confronting his very literal demons in Alexandre Aja’s Horns. We got to sit down with Radcliffe and […]

‘The Dog’ to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival: True Story Behind ‘Dog Day Afternoon’

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On August 22, 1972, John Wojtowicz and two accomplices attempted to rob a bank in Brooklyn. Things didn’t go as planned: first, one of the accomplices ran out, not able to go through with it. Then, after letting one of the bank tellers go to the bathroom, John and his accomplice Sal found themselves in […]

The Bitter Buddha: At 54, Comedian Eddie Pepitone Is Finally Ready for His Close-Up

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The Bitter Buddha, directed by first-time filmmaker Steven Feinartz, is an in-depth portrait of the life of comic Eddie Pepitone. Sometimes angry, frequently instrospective, and always funny, Pepitone is one of those comedians whose name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, but once you see him, you go, “Oh, yeah, that guy.” Such is the life of a 30-year veteran […]

Cinema Eye Honors Recognizes 5 Broken Cameras, Bully, Detropia and The War Room

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Note: This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. With only two categories rewarding documentary filmmaking at the annual Academy Awards, the nonfiction film community realized it had a void to fill in recognizing the outstanding work in their field, often done behind the scenes. In late 2007, the Cinema Eye Honors were founded to […]