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  • "The Master" movie poster

    The Master

    Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams star in a new drama from the writer-director of “There Will be Blood” and “Punch-Drunk Love.” Film critic Leslie James gets enthralled by “The Master.”

  • "Dredd 3D" movie review

    Dredd 3D

    A comic book future cop that also sentences criminals comes to the big screen for the second time. Film critic Leslie James dismisses “Dredd 3D.”

  • "End of Watch" movie poster

    End of Watch

    Jake Gyllenhaal stars in a police drama written by the guy who penned “Training Day.” Film critic Leslie James awards “End of Watch” a special citation.

  • "House at the End of the Street" movie poster

    House at the End of the Street

    Jennifer Lawrence stars in a horror-thriller that was filmed before “The Hunger Games.” Film critic Leslie James finds “House at the End of the Street” pretty vacant.

  • "Trouble With the Curve" movie poster

    Trouble With the Curve

    Clint Eastwood takes a break from directing to act again. Film critic Leslie James gives “Trouble With the Curve” a walk.

  • Interview: Don Coscarelli, “John Dies At The End”

    Don Coscarelli is the inventive director/writer behind the “Phantasm” movies and “Bubba Ho-Tep”. His latest film, “John Dies At The End”, closes the Midnight Madness program at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

  • Interview: Vincent Bal – Nono, The Zigzag kid

    Isabella Rossellini appears in the role of a lounge singer who helps a boy solve a mystery in the family film “Nono, The Zigzag Kid.” Film Critic Leslie James speaks with co-writer and director Vincent Bal.

  • Actor Clancy Brown.

    Interview: Clancy Brown, “John Dies At The End”

    Actor Clancy Brown has been working for close to three decades. His long list of credits include “Highlander”, “The Shawshank Redemption”, “Starship Troopers” and “Cowboys & Aliens”. He’s in three movies at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, including “John Dies At The End”, the closing film in the Midnight Madness program.

  • James Ponsoldt, co-writer and director of the film, "Smashed"

    Interview: James Ponsoldt, “Smashed”

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul and Octavia Spencer star in “Smashed” — a comedy-drama dealing with alcoholism and recovery. It will be screened at TIFF 2012 on Sept. 12 at Ryerson Theatre. Film critic Leslie James spoke with James Ponsoldt, the film’s co-writer and director.

  • James Ponsoldt, co-writer and director of the film, "Smashed"

    Interview: James Ponsoldt, “Smashed”

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul and Octavia Spencer star in “Smashed” — a comedy-drama dealing with alcoholism and recovery. It will be screened at TIFF 2012 on Sept. 12 at Ryerson Theatre. Film critic Leslie James spoke with James Ponsoldt, the film’s co-writer and director.