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Rebecca Hall

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    Overcoming Trauma of the Home: Women Gaining Strength in Light of Abuse

    Much has been made by media critics of the propensity of horror movies to fetishize the murder of women - to make them victims, suffering at the hands of brutal forces for their sexual sins. The slasher films of the '70s and '80s as well as their '90s sequels allowed audiences the killer's-eye-view ...

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    Venice Review: Patrice Leconte’s ‘A Promise’ Starring Rebecca Hall, Richard Madden & Alan Rickman

    He’s fallen out of favor a bit in the last few years, but there was a time when Patrice Leconte was one of the most popular foreign filmmakers in the U.S. While he was never a favorite with the hipper critics, over the 1990s and early 2000s, films like “Ridicule,” “ The Girl On The Bridge,” “The Man...

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    Interview: Rebecca Hall Talks The Real World Implications Of 'Closed Circuit' & Why She Wants To Make A Comedy

    Rebecca Hall, in just a handful of roles, has become one of our favorite actresses, someone whose presence makes any project endlessly more exciting. Most of us first remember seeing Hall in Christopher Nolan's underrated magician thriller "The Prestige," and she made a splash not long after in Wood...

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    Review: 'Closed Circuit' Starring Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall

    Focus Features is starting to build their own exclusive tentpole weekend each year. Marvel usually claims the opening May slot of every summer, and different studios trade off the lucrative July 4th period. But Focus has rubber-stamped the under-attended Labor Day weekend as theirs, with middlebrow ...

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    Review: How 'Closed Circuit,' Starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall, Turns Political Intrigue Into Fan Fiction

    The only effective sequence in "Closed Circuit" is its first, a nerve-wracking surveillance camera view of London's Borough Market that slowly multiplies: one screen becomes two, then four, six, twelve. The only reason anyone consciously views this kind of footage is to piece together a crime, and a...

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    Exclusive: The Secret Is Lethal In Clip From 'Closed Circuit' Starring Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall Plus New Pics, Featurette & More

    While the summer movie season has mostly left us disappointed at the multiplex, with studios serving movies with lots of flash and little else, there has been a silver lining for those avoiding the sequels, superhero movies and CGI tentpoles. There's been a healthy amount of smarter fare for discern...

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    TIFF First Looks: Clive Owen & Juliette Binoche In 'Words And Pictures' Plus Rebecca Hall In 'A Promise'

    Toronto is in the final push of getting things ready for TIFF and it looks like the red carpets will be even starrier, and premieres even bigger than previously thought. With over 80 new films announced today, there won't be a moment to spare this year at the festival, and even more peeks at the upc...

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    Venice 2013: First Images & Poster For Patrice Leconte's 'A Promise' Starring Rebecca Hall

    While we all know the major players that are emerging on the fall festival circuit, it's easy to forget there are a lot of other movies flying well below the radar at the moment, that could turn out to be a surprise. And one we have our eye on is "Man On The Train" and "My Best Friend" director Patr...

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    Watch: Everything Is On Tape In First Trailer For 'Closed Circuit' Starring Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall

    It's going to be a long summer of explosions, CGI and dick jokes, as your stomach sours from too much buttery popcorn and your brain hurts from endless 3D spectacles. But capping off the season will be a movie that will hopefully have some smarts, and it at least promises some strong talent in a com...

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    The Best & Worst Moments Of 'Iron Man 3'

    If you were in prison, comatose or pinned to the ground by a fallen armoire this weekend, it's possible you didn't see "Iron Man 3." All the rest of us, it seems, ignored our mothers' protestations and spent a couple of hours of this fine sunny summer weekend indoors in the dark, watching Robert Dow...

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