Juliette Binoche, also known as La Binoche, is one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation. The only actress to win the Triple Crown (Best Actress awards at Cannes, Venice, and Berlin), she’s appeared in some of the most widely-praised films of the last several decades, and worked with directors such as Leos Carax, Abbas Kiarostami, Jean-Luc Godard, and Krzysztof Kieslowski, among others. This year, she appears in four of vastly different films: “Words and Pictures,” “Godzilla,” “Clouds of Sils Maria,” and “1,000 Times Good Night.” We sat down to speak with the beloved actress about her acting philosophy and the unreliability of the internet. Read the article.

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American Hustle (David O. Russell, 2013)

Bill Murray. Billy, the Murricane. Bill fucking Murray. The man is a bona fide institution and a hero to gadfly layabouts, eccentric humorists and mayhem enthusiasts alike. We would follow him to the ends of the earth (even up to Canada for TIFF’s Bill Murray Day), not because he actually has the answers but because he’s the one having the most fun without them. With nearly forty years of filmography trailing behind him (discounting the 1973 short “The Hat Act”), Murray has a plethora of roles (and we don’t use the “p” word lightly) with performances that stand the test of time to varying heights.  

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Brad Pitt’s “Fury” is a stark, beautiful illustration that war is hell. But what else is new? Read the review.

“If we want to continue to have a thriving independent moving picture business, we have to figure out how to build smart businesses that are also great films.”

Emily Best

One of the founders of Seed & Spark tells us why filmmakers need (and deserve) to know their audience.

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Guillermo Del Toro is as much a big kid playing with toys as he is a director, but with each film it feels like he’s inviting the viewer to play with him. Del Toro’s joyful enthusiasm shines through his lightest films, while his grimmest show his gifts as one of the best horror filmmakers working today, someone who plays knowingly with the history of the genre while still making it into something new.

Guillermo Del Toro’s Films, Ranked Worst to Best.