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NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Farrelly’s crowd-pleasing Deep South road trip movie “Green Book” won […]

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Having money or status does not preclude anyone from experiencing racism, and director Barry Jenkins knows that first hand. At the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, he relayed an experience he had while promoting his film Moonlight—and said it’s important for everyone to speak out when it happens to…

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Diversity, Movies, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival -

Two of the world’s most influential film festivals are stepping up their efforts to ensure that more women and minority critics are covering them. Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) said they will be reserving at least 20 percent of their top-tier press credentials for women and minority […]

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Idris Elba playing James Bond really isn’t up to him. The actor summed up his […]

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Battle of the Sexes, Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs, Emma Stone, Guillermo del Toro, Movies, Octavia Spencer, Tennis, The Shape of Water, Toronto International Film Festival -

TORONTO — Fox Searchlight feted its latest offerings, including the Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs tale Battle of the Sexes, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, starring Tyrion Lannister (er, Peter Dinklage) with a swanky party Sunday night. The studio held the party, a fixture here at the Toronto […]

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Byron Allen, Chappaquiddick, Entertainment, Entertainment Studios, Replicas, TIFF, Toronto International Film Festival -

Byron Allen has more than a few people looking his way after the Toronto Film Festival. In just a few hours on Friday, he announced his “arrival,” as The Tracking Board put it, into the industry’s A-game when he acquired the sci-fi flick Replicas for $4 million. The flick stars Keanu Reeves, which can certainly do a lot for Allen’s Entertainment Studios […]

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Drake, LeBron James, Lorraine Hansberry, Movies, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto Raptors, Vince Carter -

TORONTO — At this point, the most magical words Drake could hear come out of Vince Carter’s mouth might be, “Hold on, we’re going home.” In July, Carter, 40, signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Sacramento Kings. But at a Q-and-A after the premiere of The Carter Effect at the Toronto International Film […]

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Barack Obama, Movies, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, The Final Year, Toronto International Film Festival -

TORONTO — So far, my schedule at the Toronto International Film Festival has been heavy on documentaries, including ones on Grace Jones, André Leon Talley and Vince Carter. I spent Saturday morning enmeshed in the brains of a bunch of foreign policy wonks while watching The Final Year from director Greg Barker. The film follows […]

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Andre Leon Talley, Grace Jones, Movies, Style, Toronto International Film Festival -

TORONTO — For a person of color, looking for yourself in major box office releases can feel like a frustrating series of one-offs, each with impossibly high stakes. Film festivals can offer a different experience, especially since there’s no box office pressure at them. One of my favorite things about film festivals is the way […]

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Dee Rees, Movies, Mudbound, Netflix, Sean Menard, The Carter Effect, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto Raptors, Vince Carter -

TORONTO — A colleague recently asked me to name my favorite athlete. “Billie Jean King,” I said. “Let me put this another way,” he said. “Who’s your favorite male athlete?” It took me some time, but then I answered: “Ed Cota.” Cota is not a world-famous superstar. But when I was a die-hard Tar Heels […]

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Barack Obama, Movies, Netflix, Politics, Southside with You, Toronto International Film Festival -

Two films, one man. The story of President Barack Obama continues to intrigue people of all ages, and specific chapters in his life have enthralled audiences through two films that were released this summer — Barry and Southside With You. It didn’t take long for online streaming giant Netflix to bid on and acquire the […]

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