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14 TV and Movie Characters Whom Wilco Helped Grow Up

19 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

When we call Jeff Tweedy and Wilco "dad rock," we're speaking both literally — Tweedy's new album Sukirae features his son Spencer on drums — and figuratively. The music of Wilco has long been the reigning sound of "maturity" in pop culture, soundtracking the moments when countless fictional children and man-children had to learn to grow up and embrace responsibility.  Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke), BoyhoodWilco song: "Hate It Here" Life before Wilco song: Hawke's shameless drifter is an enthusiastic if slightly unreliable part-time father, dropping in and out of his children's lives long enough to give them rambling discourses about life, love, and Wilco, whose music he praises during a 2008 camping trip.Life after Wilco song: When he returns to the film a few years later, Mason Sr.'s cleaned up, with a new wife, a new baby, and a new minivan, which he paid for by selling the vintage Pontiac Gto »

- Nate Jones

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Ethan Hawke and Laura Dern Are ... Cousins?!

19 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the Sept. 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The fall festival circuit has turned into a family affair for Ethan Hawke and Laura Dern. While at Telluride, where Hawke debuted his first documentary, Seymour: An Introduction, and Dern supported Wild, the 43-year-old actor startled the 47-year-old actress with the news that the two are related. Hawke told Dern the link traces back to her mother's side, actress Diane Ladd, which makes sense as Ladd and Tennessee Williams are cousins, while Hawke is known to be the great-grandnephew of the

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- Chris Gardner

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The Oscar race takes shape: Sure things, contenders, and wild cards

18 September 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

It’s September, so why wouldn’t we start predicting an Oscar race that won’t finish for another five months?

To be fair, Venice, Telluride, and the Toronto film festivals have all concluded. Many films have screened. Many films have connected with audiences, and a rough draft of the Oscar race is beginning to come into focus. Sure, no Academy member will even begin popping in those screener DVDs for another couple of months, but it’s still worth discussing what has buzz and what is likely to still be on voters’ minds once the weather finally begins to cool off. »

- Nicole Sperling

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Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are 'Bourne' again. Are they Hollywood's top actor/director pair?

17 September 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Watch Tiff Talk: 'Good Kill' Team Ethan Hawke & Andrew Niccol Explore Drone Warfare

17 September 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Kiwi native Andrew Niccol, who launched his Hollywood career by writing "The Truman Show," is one of those maverick indies who writes the movies that interest him, from "Gattaca" and "Lord of War" to "In Time." And Ethan Hawke is eager to collaborate with the filmmaker, even when the global marketplace is resistant to thoughtful original movies like "Good Kill." Returning for his third go-round with Niccol, in this film Hawke stars as a former Top Gun who is benched in a Las Vegas military base trailer piloting drone aircraft. He goes home to his wife (January Jones) every night, but dropping bombs in Yemen and Afghanistan from 7,000 miles away is not his idea of how to fight a war--especially when the CIA gets involved. The movie, produced by Voltage Pictures ("The Hurt Locker"), played Venice and Toronto and is seeking a North American buyer; here are some early reviews. »

- Anne Thompson

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Variety Critics Pick the Best Films of Venice, Telluride and Toronto

15 September 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Justin Chang

Birdman

Even when his choice of material has been suspect, Alejandro G. (formerly Gonzalez) Inarritu has never given us reason to doubt him as one of the most purely gifted filmmakers of his generation. For him, no less than for Michael Keaton, this ferociously inventive plunge into the corroded soul of American celebrity represents a career-reigniting comeback; for that wizardly cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, it’s the latest in a steady stream of digital long-take miracles, like “Black Swan” as directed by Max Ophuls. (Venice, Telluride, New York)

“From What Is Before”

The extreme length is inseparable from the power and conviction of Lav Diaz’s historical epic about the devastation of a small Filipino barrio amid the political and military unrest of the early 1970s. As a slow-burning study of social decay, this winner of Locarno’s Golden Leopard prize is both a thematic companion piece to Michael Haneke »

- Variety Staff

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Five Possible Oscar Nominees Awaiting Distribution Deals

15 September 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

With Oscar season in full swing, the race is on for Oscar hopefuls. U.S. distributors help push their films and actors involved toward Oscar nominations, and some acquisition titles managed to find distributors in Telluride and Toronto. Ethan Hawke’s Seymour: An Introduction was sold to Sundance Selects at Telluride. Toronto continued to be a hotspot for acquisition titles looking to secure deals. Some films that inked deals include Chris Rock’s Top Five (Paramount), Chris EvansBefore We Go (RADiUS), Still Alice (Sony Pictures Classics) and Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young (A24); there are still a number waiting in the wings, though. Here are five actors who could possibly score an Oscar nomination if their films are picked up by distributors:

Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner (Black and White)

Spencer hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar since her supporting actress »

- Anjelica Oswald

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'The Imitation Game' Wins Toronto Film Festival Audience Award

15 September 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2014 Toronto Film Festival has come to a close and the awards have been announced with little surprise at the top as it seemed it would either be James Marsh's The Theory of Everything my review and Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game my review, at least based on the movies I saw and the reaction I'd heard walking around the fest. And lo and behold, it was Imitation Game taking hom the People's Choice Award, but it appears Theory of Everything wasn't a close second. The first runner up was Isabel Coixet's Learning to Drive and the second was Theodore Melfi's St. Vincent starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. The People's Choice Documentary award went to Hajooj Kuka for Beats of the Antonov with David Thorpe's Do I Sound Gayc taking first runner-up in which Thorpe confronts his anxiety about "sounding gay" while the second »

- Brad Brevet

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Ethan Hawke Remembers Robin Williams

14 September 2014 11:55 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Robin Williams touched a lot of people throughout his successful career, and Ethan Hawke is one of them.

The late comedian's Dead Poets Society co-star was lucky enough to become acquainted with Williams' magic at an early age, so it comes as no surprise that the recent tragedy struck him hard.

"I feel like there's an immediate sadness that is pervasive in the whole community when somebody who made all of us so happy reveals themselves to have been in tremendous personal pain," Hawke said of Williams' death on Q with Jian Ghomeshi. "You know, that the happiness wasn't reciprocal. That we couldn't make him happy. I think that somehow rings to all of us."

After recalling "this guy got me my first agent," and crediting Robin for a lot of his success, Hawke explained that, more importantly, Williams was the one who showed him the "thrill" that came with acting. »

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Ethan Hawke Remembers Robin Williams

14 September 2014 11:55 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Robin Williams touched a lot of people throughout his successful career, and Ethan Hawke is one of them.

The late comedian's Dead Poets Society co-star was lucky enough to become acquainted with Williams' magic at an early age, so it comes as no surprise that the recent tragedy struck him hard.

"I feel like there's an immediate sadness that is pervasive in the whole community when somebody who made all of us so happy reveals themselves to have been in tremendous personal pain," Hawke said of Williams' death on Q with Jian Ghomeshi. "You know, that the happiness wasn't reciprocal. That we couldn't make him happy. I think that somehow rings to all of us."

After recalling "this guy got me my first agent," and crediting Robin for a lot of his success, Hawke explained that, more importantly, Williams was the one who showed him the "thrill" that came with acting. »

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Movies & Conversations: Trevor Hogg looks back on Tiff 2014

14 September 2014 5:43 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Compared to Tiff 2013 where the focus was mainly on mainstream releases, I made the decision to mix things up about by also covering movies that I would not get a chance to see out of the festival circuit such as A Girl at My Door and Phoenix.  The other ambition was to expand the number of interviews with the visiting filmmakers and actors but that required getting access to the publicist information ahead of time rather than the day before the festivities.  With the help of the Tiff publicity department I was able to get a list of contact names as well a heads up when the press and industry schedule was available online.  Added by some luck in finding a press release for Good Kill online which listed a PR contact and a good relationship with another PR firm, I was able to watch some key films and conduct »

- Trevor Hogg

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The Imitation Game Takes Home Big Award At Toronto International Film Festival 2014

14 September 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Toronto International Film Festival today announced award winners from the 39th Festival which wraps up this evening.

This year marked the 37th year that Toronto audiences were able to cast a ballot for their favorite Festival film, with the GrolschPeople’s Choice Award.

This year’s award goes to Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game. The award offers a $15,000 cash prize and custom award, sponsored by Grolsch.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

The Imitation Game is the type of film the awards season was made for. Look for it »

- Michelle McCue

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The Toronto International Film Festival announces its 2014 festival award winners

14 September 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Bang Bang Baby

Over the years, the Toronto International Film Festival has grown into one of the top destinations for film fans and one of the biggest stops on the festival circuit, with numerous films making their World Premiere and North American Premiere at the event before going on to commercial and critical acclaim. This has given Tiff’s awards a level of prestige, as previous winners include 12 Years a Slave, The King’s Speech, and Slumdog Millionaire. The committee has now announced the winners for the 2014 incarnation of the festival, and they are as follows:

The Grolsch People’s Choice Award for most popular film at the festival goes to Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game.

Runners up for the prize included Isabel Coixet’s Learning to Drive and Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent

The Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award for most popular documentary at the festival goes »

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Toronto: ‘Imitation Game’ Wins Festival’s People’s Choice Award

14 September 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director Morten Tyldum’s “The Imitation Game ” (TWC) has won the Grolsch People’s Choice Award at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The pic, which also screened at Telluride, stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Cambridge mathematician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing, who led the Enigma code-breaking operation during World War II.

The first runner-up for the overall aud award was Isabel Coixet’s “Learning to Drive,” and the second runner up was Theodore Melfi’s “St. Vincent.”

What We Do In The Shadows,” a mockumentary about a trio of vampires living in New Zealand co-directed by and starring Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, nabbed the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award. The film had its world premiere at Sundance earlier this year.

The first runner-up for the Midnight aud award was Kevin Smith’s “Tusk,” and the second runner-up was Jalmari Helander’s “Big Game.”

People’s Choice Documentary »

- Jennie Punter

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Toronto: ‘The Imitation Game’ Named Festival’s People’s Choice Winner – Oscar Harbinger?

14 September 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Toronto International Film Festival gave its top prize Sunday to The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and distributed by The Weinstein Company. The announcement brings the huge festival to a close after hundreds of film screenings over 10 days. The Imitation Game, a biopic about gay computer pioneer and code-breaker Alan Turing, won the Grolsch People’s Choice Winner, Aka, the audience award for favorite feature-length film shown.

The acclaimed film, which had its World Premiere at Telluride over Labor Day weekend and its unveiling at Tiff on Tuesday, also stars Keira Knightley and was directed by Norwegian helmer Morten Tyldum.

Unlike other festivals that throw their weight behind juried prizes, Tiff prides itself on the fact that their most important honor is chosen by actual moviegoers (although they do hand out some juried awards in other categories).

At the beginning of each film, the audience is reminded that they can vote. »

- Pete Hammond

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What Was I Thinking? IFC President Jonathan Sehring On Funding ‘Boyhood’ For 12 Years

14 September 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

An occasional feature on the thought process behind an exceptionally bold, risky move. 

If they gave out Exec Of The Year, it would be hard to overlook IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring, who funded Richard Linklater’s Boyhood for a dozen years. Even with the flurry of Oscar fare launched at the fall festivals, Boyhood remains squarely in the awards-season conversation. We’ve written about this crazy gamble before, but as we move into that time of year when quality comes out of risk taking, it seems worth revisiting as a reminder to execs that sometimes you just have to take a leap with a good filmmaker.

Deadline: You come to festivals like Toronto to find movies you can release quickly, and turn a profit. Nobody funds a film like Boyhood for over a decade. What were you thinking?

Sehring: It makes me laugh as I look back on it, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Ethan Hawke Talks "Immediate Sadness" Following Robin Williams' Death, Remembers His "Big Sensitive Heart"

12 September 2014 7:18 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Robin Williams touched a lot of people throughout his successful career, and Ethan Hawke is one of them. The late comedian's Dead Poets Society co-star was lucky enough to become acquainted with Williams' magic at an early age, so it comes as no surprise that the recent tragedy struck him hard. "I feel like there's an immediate sadness that is pervasive in the whole community when somebody who made all of us so happy reveals themselves to have been in tremendous personal pain," Hawke said of Williams' death on Q with Jian Ghomeshi. "You know, that the happiness wasn't reciprocal. That we couldn't make him happy. I think that somehow rings to all of us." After »

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Ethan Hawke on Robin Williams: He Was in a Tremendous Amount of Pain

12 September 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Ethan Hawke is opening up about the tragic death of Robin Williams. In an interview with CBC Q Radio's Jian Ghomeshi at the Toronto International Film Festival, the actor talked about what it was like to work with the comedy legend as an up-and-coming talent. Hawke met Williams on the set of the "Dead Poets Society" back in 1989, where Robin helped him forward his career by setting him up with an agent. "I'm here at the Toronto Film Festival, that agent is gonna be at the premiere of 'Good Kill' tomorrow night," the 43-year-old star explained. "We know each other because Robin called his agent and said, 'You know, I think there's somebody good on set I met and you should meet him.' I owe that to him." Even as a teenager, Hawke says he sensed sadness behind all of Robin's jokes."Even at 18, it was obvious »

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Unhappily ever after? 10 great films about struggling romances

12 September 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is about a couple, but it isn’t necessarily a love story: Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) and Conor (James McAvoy) are happily married until a tragic event shakes them and separates them. It’s no Blue Valentine, but it’s no The Notebook either—the movie depicts two people united by marriage and trauma dealing with their grief in very different ways.

That plot alone might not sound entirely intriguing at first glance, but director Ned Benson created three separate films out of the story to create three different experiences. There’s Them, which opens Friday »

- Ariana Bacle

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Good Kill Review | Tiff 2014

11 September 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Writer-director Andrew Niccol has some thoughts about drone warfare, and he wants to share them with you.  His new film, Good Kill, is one of the first mainstream fiction films to deal directly with the subject as opposed to some wishy-washy, pretentious subtext in a Hollywood picture (I’m looking at you, RoboCop remake).  While Niccol once again shows himself to be a great “idea man”, he can’t manage to create a story even half as interesting as his subject. Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke) is an Air Force pilot who once flew jets, but now sits in a trailer flying drones.  After a day’s work, he leaves the box, walks into the Nevada sun, and drives home to his family in Las Vegas.  He longs to get back into a real cockpit, but he’s told by his commanding officer (Bruce Greenwood) that it’s a long shot »

- Matt Goldberg

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