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The Guest

Wingard and Barrett have a perfect eye and ear for this type of material. They have fun with their influences, paying homage to John Carpenter…

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20,000 Days on Earth

In his music, he routinely celebrates/deconstructs his public persona: brutalizer, coward, agnostic, and wannabe deity. "20,000 Days on Earth" is accordingly not a biography, but…

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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Stray Dogs

Tsai Ming-Liang's first feature in five years is a mysterious and alienating series of tableaus about the fragility of flesh and the smallness of humanity.

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20,000 Days on Earth
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Stray Dogs
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The Skeleton Twins
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The Drop
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
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Honeymoon
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Dolphin Tale 2
- Sheila O'Malley
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No Good Deed
- Peter Sobczynski
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The Green Prince
- Odie Henderson
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The Homestretch
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At the Devil's Door
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Bird People
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Toronto 2014 Coverage: Table of Contents

A list of our 2014 coverage of the 39th Annual Toronto Film Festival.

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TIFF 2014: Notes From Odie's TIFF Diary

Odie Henderson went to TIFF 2014 and shares his favorites from this year's fest, along with a glimpse of what's it like on the ground at a fest like Toronto.

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50th Chicago International Film Festival Announces Full Schedule

Highlights of the just-announced schedule for the 50th Annual Chicago International Film Festival.

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The death of adulthood in American culture; Forget wife-beating, enjoy football; Travels in Poland and Israel; Rape culture in Alaska; Tackling the GamerGate controversy.

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Interviews

The Unlucky Ones: Dan Stevens, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett on “The Guest”

An interview with the star of "The Guest," Dan Stevens, and the director and writer, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett.

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Interview: Leonard Maltin’s Final “Guide” Marks the End of an Era

An interview with film critic Leonard Maltin.

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TIFF 2014: One Final Cinematic Lap Around the World

A final dispatch with a foreign focus on "Two Days, One Night," "Leviathan," "Haemoo," "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" and "The Connection."

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TIFF 2014 Interview: Al Pacino & David Gordon Green on "Manglehorn"

An interview with the star & director of "Manglehorn," Al Pacino & David Gordon Green.

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TIFF 2014 Interview: The Legendary Liv Ullmann

An interview with the legendary Liv Ullmann, at this year's TIFF with "Miss Julie."

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TIFF 2014: Two Very Different Looks at Homelessness in “Shelter,” “Time Out of Mind”

A TIFF report on "Time Out of Mind" and "Shelter," two troubled dramas about homelessness in America in 2014.

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Remembering Richard Kiel; Kevin Smith on "Tusk"; Julianne Moore shines in "Still Alice"; New war on big money in politics; How Stephen King teaches writing.

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TIFF 2014: Three Must-See Documentaries From This Year’s Fest

A report on three fantastic TIFF 2014 docs: "Tales of the Grim Sleeper," "The Look of Silence" and "Seymour: An Introduction."