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    Watch: First Trailer For Jim Mickle's Noir 'Cold In July' Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard & Don Johnson

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Well, more accurately, they don't make 'em like this anymore, but Jim Mickle still does. The director behind "Stake Land" and "We Are What We Are" returns with another genre exercise with "Cold In July," and the first trailer has arrived.

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    Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan Reunite For 'Ithaca'

    The younger readers out there may not remember how much of a box office powerhouse Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan once were. What started as playful chemistry in "Joe Versus The Volanco," erupted into a pair of romantic comedy classics, "Sleepless In Seattle" and "You've Got Mail." Now, sixteen years after ...

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    Sundance Review: Absorbing & Memorable Noir ‘Cold In July’ Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard & Don Johnson

    Give filmmaker Jim Mickle credit; just when you think you’ve got a handle on his ever-evolving pulpy noir thriller “Cold In July,” the movie snakes sinisterly in abruptly twisting directions. The director behind the celebrated (but uneven) cannibal movie “We Are What We Are,” and the vampire indie “...

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    Review: Sprawling, Sneering 'August: Osage County' Starring Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts

    It's undeniable that, at least on paper, "August: Osage County" looks like a can't-miss proposition. Pairing Tracey Letts' Pulitizer Prize and Tony Award-winning play with an outstanding ensemble cast ranging from awards-nominated veterans to rising young stars—Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGr...

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    Review: Powerful & Confused 'Out Of The Furnace' Starring Christian Bale & Casey Affleck

    In telling the story of a fundamentally decent man's descent into violence and retribution, Scott Cooper's “Out of the Furnace” plants its cues of chilly neo-noir in the claustrophobic corners of America's Rust Belt, and then nearly gets away with its own high-minded meditations. Loyalty and consequ...

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    Out of the Furnace

    Director and co-writer Scott Cooper never finds a way to transform his working-class parable into a meaningful story in "Out of the Furnace."

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    Christian Bale in the Brutal, Steel-Town Drama 'Out Of The Furnace'

    In Steve McQueen's artful 12 Years a Slave and Peter Berg's fraught Lone Survivor (opening soon), the violence is difficult to sit through, but worth it for those films' serious drama and wrenching realism. Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace doesn't come close to justifying its extreme brutality. Thi...

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    Watch: New Clip & 15 New Photos Of 'Out Of The Furnace' Starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana & More

    Directed by Scott Cooper ("Crazy Heart"), "Out Of The Furnace," is an dramatic thriller about brothers that stars Christian Bale along with Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe and Sam Shepard.

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    AFI Fest Review: 'Out Of The Furnace' Starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck & Woody Harrelson

    In telling the story of a fundamentally decent man's descent into violence and retribution, Scott Cooper's “Out of the Furnace” plants its cues of chilly neo-noir in the claustrophobic corners of America's Rust Belt, and then nearly gets away with its own high-minded meditations. Loyalty and consequ...

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    Review: Sam Shepard Documentary 'Shepard & Dark' A Fascinating Look At Male Friendship

    The thorny dynamics of heterosexual male friendship is a fascinating black hole that few narrative films ever bother looking into. Instead, most choose to focus on simplistic, superficial social maneuvering (or the all-important bromance) without ever investigating the knotty emotional undercurrents...

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