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    Sundance Review: Rinko Kikuchi Is Stunning As Alienated 'Fargo' Superfan In the Zellner Bros.' Strangely Transfixing 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter'

    Austin-based sibling directors David and Nathan Zellner have been cranking out offbeat, surrealist comedy features and shorts that have gained a minor cult following on the film festival circuit for over a decade, but the profoundly engaging "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" successfully broadens their ...

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    On Set: Carl Rinsch's Ambitious Blockbuster '47 Ronin' Starring Keanu Reeves

    Things that have happened in the two-and-a-half years since I was on the set of Universal's hopeful Christmas blockbuster "47 Ronin" in June 2011: A presidential election, a government shutdown, three fall TV seasons, four Marvel movies, two "Fast & Furious" movies, two "Paranormal Activity" movies,...

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    Women to Watch: Director Isabel Coixet and Her New Film Project Starring Dafoe and Binoche

    Continuing with her prolific career Spanish director Isabel Coixet has recently just wrapped up production on her film Learning to Drive starring Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson, all before the release of her psychological thriller Another Me this fall via Fox International and starring Sophie ...

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    Watch: 'Pacific Rim' Gag Reel Proves Guillermo Del Toro's Monster Movie Was At Least Fun To Make

    Whether you thought Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" was the most original blockbuster of the year (until you saw "Gravity") or a hodgepodge of the director's genre faves that didn't really step outside the clichés of the summer spectacle, there is no doubt that it was a massive undertaking. And w...

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    In the Works: Isabel Coixet Unveils Next Project, 'Nobody Wants the Night,' Starring Binoche, Dafoe and Kikuchi

    Spanish-born filmmaker Isabel Coixet has announced her next project, "Nobody Wants the Night," for which she plans an early 2014 shoot in Norway. Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe and Rinko Kikuchi are set to star.

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    First Look At Isabel Coixet's 'Another Me,' Lines Up New Film With Willem Dafoe, Juliette Binoche & Rinko Kikuchi

    The concept of doubles seems to be a major preoccupation of many filmmakers at the moment. Richard Ayoade and Denis Villeneuve brought "The Double" and "Enemy" to TIFF, and now Rome will get their own flavor of twin attraction.

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    Rinko Kikuchi: Actress on Fire in 'Pacific Rim'

    The one element of Guillermo del Toro's gargantuan "Pacific Rim" that does not seem to be dividing audiences into warring camps is the fierce and charismatic performance of Rinko Kikuchi as the gifted giant robot pilot Mako Mori, whose emotions cut through the visual clutter of every scene she's in...

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    'Pacific Rim' Review: Del Toro's Monster-Scale Epic Needs You!

    Guillermo del Toro is the latest director to enter the summer 2013 tentpole sweepstakes, and the advance tracking on his gigantic monster spectacle "Pacific Rim" doesn't bode well for an opening boffo enough to justify its $180 million cost. Del Toro is a gifted film artist applying his skills in se...

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    Watch: Charlie Hunnam & Rinko Kikuchi Fight In New Clip From 'Pacific Rim'; Sean Astin Joins 'The Strain'

    For a long while it seemed like Guillermo del Toro was attaching his name to everything he could, but nothing was really coming out of those announcements. He’d be attached to a film and then things would go dormant for a long time. “Pacific Rim” was one of those projects and the realization that th...

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    Review: Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’

    Lines are being drawn in the sand as we speak and people are taking sides. And if the chatter it so be believed, the entire fate of the movie industry rest in the hands of one very big, wet, hulking mass of a high-concept movie. It’s distracting, but one can’t really discuss Guillermo del Toro’s upc...

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