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Film & TV

Q&A: Villeneuve and Deakins Talk Light and Dark in ‘Sicario’

In this image released by Lionsgate, director Denis Villeneuve (L) and cinematographer Roger Deakins, second left, appear during the filming of "Sicario." (Richard Foreman Jr./Lionsgate via AP)
In this image released by Lionsgate, director Denis Villeneuve (L) and cinematographer Roger Deakins, second left, appear during the filming of "Sicario." (Richard Foreman Jr./Lionsgate via AP)

TORONTO — “The Prince of Darkness” was the nickname of cinematographer legend Gordon Willis, but Roger Deakins, too, has shown a kingly command of shadows...

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    TIFF REVIEW: Legend

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  • Michael Caton as Rex in "Last Cab to Darwin," a drama/comedy about a 70-year-old taxi driver with terminal cancer who drives across the Australian outback to Darwin seeking to die on his own terms. (Courtesy of TIFF)

    TIFF REVIEW: Last Cab to Darwin

    TORONTO—You can see a lot of weird movies at the Toronto International Film Festival, movies without plot or sympathetic characters, or ones that mix beautiful... Read more

  • Jafar Panahi drives while talking to DVD smuggler Omid about their mutual love of cinema. (Courtesy of TIFF)

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    TORONTO—There is a stark moment in many Iranian films. It comes at the very end, when the screen goes black and the credits should start... Read more

  • Actor Peter Dinklage, winner of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones', poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Big Night for HBO at Emmys With ‘Veep,’ ‘Thrones’

    HBO claimed the hardware at the annual Emmy Awards. Viola Davis, Jon Hamm and Tracy Morgan captured the hearts. In the 67th edition of the... Read more

  • Director Lorenzo Vigas poses with the Golden Lion for best film for 'Desde Alla' (From afar) on the red carpet at the end of the awards ceremony of the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Venezuelan Film Flourishing as Society Becomes More Censored

    CARACAS, Venezuela — A new wave of cinema is emerging from the chaos and violence of modern Venezuela that focuses on highly personal tales of... Read more

  • Eddie Redmayne signs autographs as he attends a premiere for "The Danish Girl" on day 3 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales theatre on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    The 7 Movies to See From the Toronto Film Festival

    TORONTO — “What have you seen that you liked?” It’s the most common question heard around the Toronto International Film Festival, and one that elicits... Read more

  • Susan Rockefeller at her home on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, New York, on Sept. 8, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Susan Rockefeller on Protecting What Is Precious

    NEW YORK—Mermaids have captivated her imagination since she was a child. Part human and part fish, the mermaid bridges two worlds. Laid back and fully... Read more

  • Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Davis Mitchell, a man dealing with the loss of his wife through a series of destructive outlets. (Courtesy of TIFF)

    TIFF REVIEW: ‘Demolition’ Hammers at the Emotions

    TORONTO— “Demolition” is the second of two films at the Toronto International Film Festival with a strong Canadian connection, A-list talent, and a story that... Read more

  • (L-R) Kyara Uchida, Kirin Kiki, and Masatoshi Nagase play a student, elderly woman, and cook whose lives are entwined through a Japanese confectionary in "An." (Courtesy of TIFF)

    TIFF REVIEW: Beauty of ‘An’ Lies in Its Simplicity

    TORONTO— “An” is a Japanese subtitled film about making pancakes. It’s one of those slightly artsy films that find their audience at film festivals with... Read more

  • James Franco plays a brooding writer struggling with the regret of a lifetime, which brings him together with a mother played by Charlotte Gainsbourg in "Every Thing Will Be Fine." (Courtesy of TIFF)

    TIFF REVIEW: Every Thing Will Be Fine

    TORONTO— “Every Thing Will Be Fine” is not a film for Hollywood and the Cineplex masses. For much of its two hours, it is understated... Read more

  • Matt Damon portrays an astronaut who faces seemingly insurmountable odds as he tries to find a way to subsist on Mars. (Twentieth Century Fox /Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

    ‘The Martian': A MacGyver-in-Space Ode to Those Who Can Geek

    TORONTO—”The Martian” is a man-versus-Mars adventure that pays tribute to those who can geek, with Matt Damon playing Mark Watney, an astronaut-botanist forced to become... Read more

  • This photo provided by Netflix shows Idris Elba, left, as Commandant, and Abraham Attah, center, as Agu, in the Netflix original film, "Beasts of No Nation," directed by Cary Fukunaga. (Shawn Greene/Netflix via AP)

    Fall Movie Preview: Fukunaga, Netflix Set out for New Worlds

    NEW YORK—Cary Fukunaga’s first feature film, “Sin Nombre”— which translates to “Nameless,” was a Spanish-language drama about Honduran immigrants. His latest, “Beasts of No Nation,”... Read more

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    Supervillain to the Rescue?

    Pack evil together tightly, twist to foment anger, and release. When the bowels of the earth spew out enough villains, people will come—DC Entertainment is... Read more

  • Erin Krakow as Elizabeth Thatcher and Daniel Lissing as Constable Jack Thornton in a scene from "When Calls the Heart." (Courtesy of Hallmark Channel)

    ‘When Calls the Heart': Wholesome Family Entertainment

    “When Calls the Heart” is a rare gem in today’s television fare. The family-friendly weekly series is a wholesome drama that all ages can watch... Read more

  • In this July 28, 2015 photo, actress Greta Gerwig poses for a portrait in promotion of her film "Mistress America" in New York. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)

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    NEW YORK — Greta Gerwig is sitting in a Greenwich Village cafe trying to explain how she goes from being fully enmeshed in creating a... Read more

  • **FILE** This is a 1977 file photo of country western musician Johnny Cash. A concert marking the 40th anniversary of Cash's famous concert at Folsom State Prison scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, has been scraped, with the prison and the promoter blaming each other for the cancellation. (AP Photo, file)

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    The best musical biopics result when the actor feels the role so powerfully, it goes beyond mimicry and gets into what’s commonly known as “channeling.”... Read more

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