Herzog, Docs and Truth at AFI Fest

by Eugene Hernandez It should surprise no one that Werner Herzog’s new film about Antartica, “Encounters at the End of the World,” is the antithesis of the most successful documentary releases in recent years, “March of the Penguins” and...

The Earth Trembles

Joel and Ethan Coen’s “No Country for Old Men” by Michael Koresky (October 30, 2007) The term “return to form” may be overused, but it certainly applies to the Coen Brothers’ new adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novelĀ ...

Guardian Interview: Sean Penn

“The way I see it,” Penn says, calmly, “if you believe in democracy, you got to do something. We have people running the country now who really should be in prison for what they are doing to democracy. If you define our country by the constitution,...

Paprika Steen:

“I believe all desperate actions come from the loneliness inside you.” by indieWIRE (September 12, 2007) Throughout the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers in the Discovery section of the...

Penn to star as Harvey Milk

Sean Penn is attached to play gay ’70s San Franciso politician Harvey Milk, and Matt Damon his assassin in a long-gestating project from director Gus Van Sant. Once a distribution deal is finalized, Van Sant hopes to begin production on the as-yet-untitled...

President Carter Talks Peace Ahead of “Plains” Premiere;

Dong Dings Out “Hollywood” Expose by Brian Brooks and Peter Knegt (September 10, 2007) Amidst the frivolity of parties, red carpets, dinners and flashing cameras, the Toronto International Film Festival displayed its serious side today (Monday), ahead of...