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In "Take This Waltz," Margot (Michelle Williams) has a good life. She’s happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), the successful author of a chicken cookbook, and they’re living comfortably. If you were a fly on the wall in their home, you’d assume this young couple was so passionate for each other that their young romance would last 'till death do them part. But something soon seems off with Margot. She’s empty inside.
Coming home from a business trip, she meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), a passionate painter who makes ends meet as a rickshaw driver. Margot and Daniel immediately hit it off, transcending into an unconventional friendship farther than she and Lou could ever reach. She starts to fall for Daniel, but fights -- hard -- to resist the temptation of getting physically and mentally involved with another man. As the days go by, the temptation gets harder and the emptiness grows. "Take This Waltz" is a remarkable, offbeat love story about how not all perfect romances have a fairy tale beginning or end. Get More »
It's Year 11 for the Tribeca Film Festival, and it looks like the fest created by Robert De Niro is hitting its stride.
The 11-day event, which takes place April 18-29, has always been known for its flashy red- carpet premieres (this year's fest is bookended with the comedy "The Five-Year Engagement" and Marvel's latest “The Avengers”) and fun family fare (free Drive In screenings of "Jaws" and "The Goonies"). Tribeca is also branching out into the online world: For its second year, the festival will screen a handful of titles from this year's Tribeca Online Film Festival as well as stream some of its panels.
But if you like to watch your movies the old-fashioned way (in the theater), here are 15 titles from this year's fest that we think you should check out. Get More »
It's that time of the year again. With summer officially over and awards season brewing, the Toronto International Film Festival launches its assault on the moviegoing masses of the world.
And what an assault it's going to be. From Ryan Gosling putting the pedal to the medal in "Drive" to George Clooney breaking hearts in "The Descendants," to both of them starring in the political drama "The Ides of March," this year's edition promises to be a doozy with a little bit of something for everyone.
Find out what's playing this year by checking out our rundown of the 15 films we're most looking forward to seeing at the festival. Get More »
Though "Splice" barely made a dent at this summer's box office, the film found a loyal following among a slew of critics who appreciated the risks taken by the sci-fi horror entry, making lofty comparisons between the film and David Cronenberg's classic gore-fest "The Fly."
The comparisons are warranted. Both "Splice" and "The Fly" concern themselves with scientists gone berserk, feature respected actors not normally associated with horror films (in "Splice"'s case indie queen Sarah Polley and Oscar winner Adrien Brody), and contain truckloads of gooey gore.
Oh, and they're both solid flicks that lend prestige to an otherwise largely derided genre. Get More »