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    Casting: Michael Cera & John C. Reilly Provide 'Entertainment,' Gary Oldman Is A 'Criminal' And More

    Presumably Hollywood's next hot thing, with "Fifty Shades Of Grey" ready to shackle up audiences next year, Dakota Johnson is probably getting more than a few things crossing her desk. And one of them is "Forever, Interrupted." The actress will star in the adaptation of the Taylor Jenkins Reid novel...

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    Review: Michael Winterbottom's 'The Look Of Love' Starring Steve Coogan

    While stylishly capturing the verve, exotica, and free-spirited mojo of swinging '60s London, uber-prolific English director Michael Winterbottom's portrait of legendary U.K. smut impresario Paul Raymond is otherwise a shallow misfire.

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    L.E.S. Film Festival's Top Prizes Go to 'How to Follow Strangers,' 'Having You'

    Coming to a close after its 10-day run yesterday, the Lower East Side Film Festival handed out its top awards, with the Prix D'or going to "How to Follow Strangers," about a man who disappears after becoming obsessed with an urban tragedy involving a woman's body being found a year after dying, spar...

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    Watch: Steve Coogan & Anna Friel Talk Kinky Sex In New Clip From 'The Look Of Love'

    Marking the fourth collaboration between director Michael Winterbottom and actor Steve Coogan, "The Look of Love" is based on the true story of porn baron Paul Raymond. Raymond amassed over $1 billion through purchasing prime real estate in London's Soho, becoming Britain's richest man and earning t...

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    'Wings Of Desire' & 'Downfall' Star Bruno Ganz Is The Pope...In Ridley Scott's Pilot 'The Vatican'

    Over a storied and celebrated career, actor Bruno Ganz has logged time with a handful of famed filmmakers including Eric Rohmer, Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders and more, and is perhaps best known for his roles in international hits like "Wings Of Desire" (directed by the latter) and "Downfall." And now,...

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    10 New Images & Trailer For Michael Winterbottom's 'The Look Of Love'

    So, with Steven Soderbergh stepping away from film sets to pursue other endeavors, whose going to replace him as the cinematic chameleon to follow? Well, how about Michael Winterbottom? In the past few years the Brit helmer has gone from scuzzy noir "The Killer Inside Me" to comedic road trip series...

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    Sundance Review: Michael Winterbottom's Swinging 'The Look Of Love' Fails To Titillate With Shallow, Empty Story

    While stylishly capturing the verve, exotica, and free-spirited mojo of swinging '60s London, uber-prolific English director Michael Winterbottom's portrait of legendary U.K. smut impresario Paul Raymond is otherwise a shallow misfire.

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    Idris Elba To Make Directorial Debut With 'The Pavement Psychologist' Starring Anna Friel For Brit TV

    Over in the U.K., Sky Arts HD last year ran a fascinating new strand of programming called “Playhouse Presents” which did fantastically well for the channel and attracted some highly impressive talent. The series of 11 self-contained plays began airing on the channel in April and featured a diverse ...

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    Emily Watson, Anna Friel & Lena Headey Will Fall In Love With POWs In 'The Poisoners'

    From one WWI-set period flick to another, it looks as if Emily Watson is moving from “War Horse” to something set in the same era, but with far less of the treacle from Steven Spielberg’s sentimental war picture.

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