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Celeb Sightings: The Edmonton Sun threw up some lovely red carpet pictures ranging from Julianne Moore to Atom Egoyan, but nothing beats the stunners from Daily Dose of Imagery. That guy gets drool-worthy pics every year that'll beat the miniscule and blurry pics festgoers get from the back row. Meanwhile, the George Clooney quest for politeness turns out to be a hoax, ohnotheydidn't goes wild for Cillian Murphy, and Jane Fonda re-thinks her signature on the TIFF protest letter.
Our Coverage: Scott Weinberg gave us the low-down on Cleanflix -- the documentary showcasing how much the Mormons love to clean up our favorite Hollywood movies. He said that it's "a film that attempts to tell the whole tale from beginning to end (and mostly does a fine job of it), but also manages to wander way off-track before all is said and done." William Goss wrote about the woes of Creation -- the film that just about everyone seems to be bored with. We got to throw up some exclusive images from Bad Lieutenant, and Eugene Novikov says of Nic Cage: "It's a completely absurd performance -- and, God willing, a way for the actor to let off steam and return to the more nuanced, settled acting he used to do." And I threw in some female flavor with a Girls on Film discussing just how many female directors and femme-centric films are at the fest.
After the jump, Willem Dafoe talks death and more!
indieWIRE Love: First of all, the site learned that Willem Dafoe is "a happy guy" who also thinks "about death all the time," when they sat down for a chat with the Antichrist and Daybreakers actor. Meanwhile, Tilda Swinton and Luca Guadagnino talked about their friendship and the film I Am in Love. indieWIRE also published the keynote speech given by William Morris Endeavor exec Liesl Copland from her talk during Sunday's Doc Conference, while describing Youth in Revolt as "Superbad meets Fight Club." And finally, Michael Moore chatted up his latest, Capitalism, A Love Story.
Tweets, Other Blogs, and Treats: Drew of HitFix made a unique comparison on Twitter: "The Road is Watchmen for members of the Oprah Book Club." But that might be as surprising as word from io9 that Karyn Kusama is prepping to make a Cronenberg-esque film with Rachel Weisz -- while showing off the actress in one sexy snake, um, garb.
The Invention of Lying may look ridiculous in the trailer, but our ol' alum James Rocchi says: "It has one joke, yes -- it takes place in a world of absolute and constant truth where one man figures out that you can, actually, say things that are not true -- but that joke's so well-executed by co-writers and co-directors Matthew Robinson and Ricky Gervais, with Gervais playing our first liar, that it winds up being a smart, silly and actually thought-provoking comedy."
Whip It! was conducting interviews on Monday and Drew Barrymore was lavishing the praise on star Ellen Page, according to Tribute: "She's one of the most talented actresses on the planet and she's young, but she's very wise and you know, she's an old soul."
Deals: Canadian film Suck hasn't gotten its U.S. bite yet, but it will be hitting a whole slew of other markets. Hopefully more will come soon.