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Toronto Roundup: To The 'Rampart'!

Val Kilmer and Elle Fanning in Twixt, a fantasy-horror experiment from Francis Ford Coppola. American Zoetrope hide caption

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Val Kilmer and Elle Fanning in Twixt, a fantasy-horror experiment from Francis Ford Coppola.

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> "People say the films I make now aren't as good as the films I made 30 years ago," said Francis Ford Coppola at the Toronto press conference for his fantasy horror film Twixt, "But who's to say? We'll have to wait another 30 years to judge a film because the truth is you never know." So I guess that means you should ignore all those bad reviews.

> Lucia Siposova, on being cast in City of God director Fernando Meirelles' 360: "I was mostly disappointed at first that I had to be a whore". Critics found their own reasons for disappointment in the Anthony Hopkins-Jude Law starrer.

> On the positive side of things, everyone is talking about Woody Harrelson's searing performance as a police officer caught in scandal in Oren Moverman's Rampart.

> Acclaimed auteur Terence Davies also is generating buzz with his post-WWII period romance The Deep Blue Sea, which is not to be confused with that Samuel Jackson shark movie. It's Davies' first fiction film in 11 years, making him the year's second long-lost, artsy Terrence to climb back in a director's chair.

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And you'll be hearing much more about another festival highlight — Mexican drug-war thriller Miss Bala — in an upcoming post.