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There’s a storied history of horror directors making their way into family entertainment. The most apparent contemporary examples include Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson, two low-rent schlock masters who worked their way up the ranks via into the blo…

On a rather dreary day, Roger Michell (“Notting Hill,” “Hyde Park on Hudson”) and his crew sat down with Dames Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins, and Judi Dench, and oh, what a joy it is to watch. Audiences familiar with the women should know…

What if I told you someone tried to bridge the gap between the bizarre world of Charlie Kaufman and the fantastic dimensions of Christopher Nolan? And then what if I also told you, a first-rate auteur who still has yet to peak, was behind it all with t…

TORONTO – On Nov. 26, 2008 a major terrorist attack hit the city of Mumbai, India. If you lived in the United States you heard about it, but despite the fact there were American victims, it was a secondary story in the wake of the historic presidential…

“If you’re seeking perfection, free soloing is as close as you can get,” says adventurous, daredevil rock climber Alex Honnold, the subject of directors E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin‘s astonishing new documentary “Free Solo….

Described as “the greatest literary hoax of our time,” the infamous unmasking of cause célèbre persona/author JT LeRoy in 2005 turned the world of pop culture media upside down. An extraordinary story that made headlines around the globe, the tale in s…

Best known for his acclaimed 2013 film “2 Autumns, 3 Winters,” filmmaker Sebastien Betbeder has built a stable, yet under-the-radar career making underrated observational comedies, a trend that he continues with his latest film “Ulysses and Mona,” whic…

From small to big screens, everybody loves a story about a redeemed criminal. Shows like “The Wire” and films like “The Departed” ask viewers to root for misanthropic men whose criminal careers are either on the downswing or in the not-too-distant past…

Ever since he shook the cinematic world with the release of his visionary first feature, “Japón,” and then followed that up with his mesmerizing magnum opus “Silent Light,” director Carlos Reygadas struggled to find the same kin…

“A Private War” is a true story about war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), who met her tragic end while on an assignment. Director Matthew Heineman does a great job getting to the essence of who Colvin was, following her incredible career as…