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    Tom Hardy Joins Musical 'London Road,' Ryan Reynolds Visits 'Woman In Gold' & More

    He may have starred in two of the worst blockbusters of recent years -- “Green Lantern” and “R.I.P.D.” -- but don’t hold that against him, given the right film and role (like in this year’s “The Voices”) Ryan Reynolds can shine. Deadline reports Reynolds will stay in the arthouse world with a role i...

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    Review: Jason Bateman's 'Bad Words' Has Lots Of Them, But Few Are Actually Funny

    The past few years have seen the R-rated comedy rise in popularity with audiences, in acclaim with critics and, most importantly, in dollars at the box office. But while successes like "The Hangover" (the first one only) and "Bridesmaids" are pinnacle examples of using the adults-only rating to raun...

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    Fall TV Preview - The Best and Worst So Far

    It's September, which means it's time for a new television season. But the plethora of new shows arriving this year can be equal parts gift and curse. Before you start setting your DVRs and planning your premiere parties, here's our comprehensive guide to the best and worst shows for women this fall...

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    Touchy Feely

    I like many qualities of Lynn Shelton’s work ("Humpday," "Your Sister’s Sister") and her latest, low-key effort has particular promise because it has such a strong, well-chosen cast,

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    Lynn Shelton's Family Close-Up, 'Touchy Feely'

    As we know from moisturizer commercials -- and are reminded by an unlikely source, Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely -- extreme close-ups of skin are not pretty, full of cracks and lines and bumps. We see these shots because Rosemarie De Witt plays Abby, a massage therapist whose emotional life is qu...

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    TIFF Review: Jason Bateman's Directorial Debut 'Bad Words'

    The past few years have seen the R-rated comedy rise in popularity with audiences, in acclaim with critics and, most importantly, in dollars at the box office. But while successes like "The Hangover" (the first one only) and "Bridesmaids" are pinnacle examples of using the adults-only rating to raun...

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    Review: Lynn Shelton's 'Touchy Feely' Starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page & Josh Pais

    There's a strange and opaque energy coursing through the veins of Lynn Shelton's languid fifth feature-length effort, "Touchy Feely." It's a little mysterious, to the film’s moody credit, and it’s a little unavailable and removed, to its detriment. Lead actress Rosemarie DeWitt admitted, "I didn't r...

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    Sundance Rerun: Interview with Lynn Shelton - Director of Touchy Feely

    I had never met Lynn Shelton before last month but I already felt like I knew her. She has a way of telling us stories about other people that are really about all of us. Her new film Touchy Feely is about a brother and sister, one who touches for a living and one who makes a point of not getting to...

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    WATCH: Lynn Shelton Talks 'Touchy Feely' for NY Times Anatomy of a Scene

    Check out this "Anatomy of a Scene" video feature from the New York Times, where director Lynn Shelton talks a pivotal scene from her new film "Touchy Feely," starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page, Allison Janney and Josh Pais.

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    Steve Carell in the Sweet, Endearing 'The Way Way Back'

    Just when it seemed that the days of overpaying for Sundance movies had ended, this year Fox Searchlight spent almost $10 million for the very conventional-sound coming-of-age movie The Way Way Back. That deal sent me into the screening room recently wondering if they'd lost their minds; I left ...

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