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 […]