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This week: Ben Affleck directs and stars in the current Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture, "Argo," which tells the incredible true story of how the CIA helped get six Americans out of Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis by having them pose as Canadian filmmakers.
With films like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The King's Speech" having made their international debuts at the fest, the movies showing this year are among those we can't wait to see this fall — in fact, we listed 20 of them before TIFF even kicked off.
So, how did they fare? Well, here's what the reviewers from our sister site, Film.com, had to say... Get More »
As much as we love all that summer has to offer, fall is where it's at for true cinephiles. The movie lover's season officially kicks off (according to us, anyway) the same day the annual Toronto International Festival launches every year in early September.
As has been the case for several years now, Toronto serves as a platform for studios to launch their Oscar hopefuls and for smaller indies to find a home (and maybe some awards down the line). "The King's Speech," "Slumdog Millionaire," "Precious" and "The Artist" all played at the festival before going on to Oscar glory while films like "Beginners," "Killer Joe" and "Your Sister's Sister," all came into the event without a distributor, and left with one. Get More »
As the autumnal leaves cover the streets and the birds fly south, a gust of wind blows a whole slew of promising new movies into our local multiplex.
While the summer is all about sound and fury, the fall has dark dramas and Oscar caliber performances dominating the cinematic landscape. Come in from the cold for these highly promising 30 movies, ranked in order of anticipation, which promise to get a warm reception. Get More »
Keira Knightley's pretty much the go-to girl for successful classic book-to-film adaptations anymore and for good reason: She's just so darn good at portraying the idyllic doe-eyed heroines of old.
The intense trailer for "Anna Karinina" is now upon us, and it proves that Knightley and director Joe Wright really are an adaptation dream team. The two — who previously paired up for "Atonement" and "Pride and Prejudice" — have concocted the movie telling of Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece in a way that is both a faithful and subtly transformative at the same time. Get More »
It's almost hard to believe, but with the conclusion of Sunday's Academy Awards, this year's awards race is now officially over -- and the race to the 2013 Oscars has officially begin.
While it's obviously premature to guess who will be walking up to the podium next year to accept their golden man, we figured you'd like an idea of the likely contenders. If these films we've assembled as our early (way early) 2013 Oscar predictions are anything to go by, next year's race promises to be a solid one. Bring them on!
Also Check Out: 2012 Oscar Winners List
"Anna Karenina" is considered by many to be the greatest novel of all time. But how is it going to do as a film?
Well, we're about to find out, because Focus Features officially announced today that Keira Knightley will headline a new version of the film that will reunite the star with her "Pride & Prejudice" and "Atonement" director, Joe Wright.
Get ready to party like it's 1879.
This is hardly the first adaptation of "Anna Karenina," of course; at least a dozen previous versions of Russian master Leo Tolstoy's classic have made it to the big screen, with everyone from Greta Garbo to Sean Bean getting in on the action. Get More »
"Anna Karenina" should really be called "The Joe Wright Reunion Extravaganza" (Tolstoy wouldn't mind, would he?).
Wright's adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel is turning into a "Who's Who" of thespians who have worked with the director before, as Saoirse Ronan, who appeared in both "Atonement" and "Hanna," is the latest Wright alum to join the ensemble, according to The Daily Mail.
Ronan joins a cast that includes Keira Knightley, who also appeared in Wright's "Atonement" as well as "Pride and Prejudice," Matthew Macfadyen of "Pride and Prejudice" and Olivia Williams of "Hanna."
New faces to the Joe Wright Collective for "Anna Karenina" include Kelly MacDonald, Jude Law and Mr. "Kick-Ass" himself, Aaron Johnson. Get More »
Since the beginning of time, books have been a conduit of learning, a cornerstone of human communication and, most important of all, the primary source for awesome movies.
Just check out the new Robert Pattinson vehicle "Water for Elephants," based on Sara Gruen's bestseller, if you don't believe us -- only a true literary genius could have ever dreamed up that gravity-defying head of hair.
And considering that some of the most beloved movies of the past decade have come straight off of the page -- "Harry Potter, "Twilight" and "The Lord of the Rings" just to name a few -- the marriage between books and film has never been stronger. Get More »
The young star of "Kick-Ass" is looking to conquer more than the superhero genre.
Aaron Johnson, who stole our hearts and minds as the underdog who gets the girl and foils the villains in "Kick-Ass," is currently being courted for two high-profile Hollywood films that don't require him to wear a mask, according to Deadline.
Johnson has been offered one of the two male leads in Oliver Stone's "Savages," the adaptation of Don Winslow's novel in which two Southern California beach-bum marijuana dealers raise the ire of a Mexican drug cartel 'cause their product is just so good. Stone is reportedly courting Jennifer Lawrence to play the shared girlfriend of the two (anti-)heroes. Get More »