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    Interview: Director David Mackenzie On The Cast And The Process Behind 'Starred Up' Plus Upcoming Projects

    One of the highlights of the Göteborg International Film Festival, and indeed one of the highlights of our year so far, was catching up with David Mackenzie’s “Starred Up," which, if you missed our review first time out, you can read all about here. The unflinching but brutally human prison drama is...

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    Göteborg Review: 'Starred Up' Is An Instant Classic Of The Prison Movie Genre

    What a glorious, freezing, snowy Swedish Monday at the Göteborg International Film Festival it was, because, for a non-Sundance attendee like me, it yielded the first truly great film of 2014. “Starred Up” (which, OK fine, actually premiered at Telluride last year) is an instant classic of the priso...

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    'Metro Manila' Wins Best Film British Independent Film Awards; Paul Greengrass, James McAvoy & More Honored

    Another day and more trophies handed out as 2013 tumbles toward a close. Over the weekend, the British Independent Film Awards provided some dinner and statues to a wide range of movies, and given their mandate, it shines a light on a different batch of movies than the ones that are dominating criti...

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    Watch: Darker, Angrier Unused Alternate Trailer For 'Killing Them Softly'

    It seems that no matter how hard they try, Andrew Dominik and Brad Pitt can't get anyone to see their films. Their first collaboration, 2007's "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford," suffered through a difficult editing process only to be indifferently released by Warner Bros. ...

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    Derek Cianfrance To Direct 'A Cotton Candy Autopsy' Starring Ben Mendelsohn; HBO Series 'Muscle' Is Dead

    Getting something made these days that isn't a blockbuster isn't easy, and so many directors keep a few irons in the fire at any one time, hoping one of them will gain enough momentum, support and financing to enter production. And Derek Cianfrance has certainly been piling up his plate lately, addi...

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    Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn & Kodi Smit-McPhee To Star In Western 'Slow West'

    While Michael Fassbender's plan to make a western earlier this year with Lynne Ramsay was kiboshed when that project hit a few rocky patches, leading to the exit of both the director and actor, it looks like the thesp has gotten back on the horse. He's got another gunslinging flick on way, with some...

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    Review: 'Adore' Starring Robin Wright, Naomi Watts and Ben Mendelsohn

    We’ll be honest from sentence one. “Adore” hits two spots we love: movies for adults and (not-dumb) movies for and about women. We have our brief affairs with explosions, spit-take-inducing dialogue and car chases, but we have a long-term relationship with movies that are quiet and mature. They get ...

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    Telluride Update: Buyers Lining Up for Divisive 'Under the Skin,' Strong Debut 'Palo Alto' and Provocative 'Starred Up' (TRAILER)

    Reviews and acquisitions are heating up at the 40th annual Telluride Film Festival, which kicked off yesterday. Three notable acquisitions titles debuted Thursday night of which I saw one, "Palo Alto," the impressive debut of young filmmaker Gia Coppola (Francis Ford's granddaughter, born six months...

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    Casting: Judy Greer Goes To 'Tomorrowland,' Anthony Mackie Takes 'Shelter,' Milla Jovovich Joins 'Cymbeline' & More

    The more we hear about Disney's sci-fi "Tomorrowland," the more we’re intrigued. Related in some way to the Disney theme park attraction, the plot is still officially "unknown," though we’ve heard some fantastic things. The Brad Bird-directed film has already lined up an array of actors, including G...

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