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    Criterion Collection Adds Jonathan Demme's 'A Master Builder' to Library

    Penned by and starring Wallace Shawn, "A Master Builder" is a meditative, end-of-life family drama. And it's coming to The Criterion Collection.

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    Daily Reads: Faulty Science in "Lucy," Death to Frank Miller's Batman and More

    Plus: unexpected quotes from "Hercules" reviews, and whether or not critics are reluctant to admit when films turn them on.

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    Abramorama Picks Up Jonathan Demme's 'A Master Builder'

    Jonathan Demme's film adaption of Henrik Ibsen's play "Master Builder Solness" has just been acquired. Abramorama will theatrically release "A Master Builder," created for the stage by Andre Gregory and written by Wallace Shawn, the collaborative duo of "My Dinner With Andre" and "Vanya On 42nd Stre...

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    Watch: Cameo-Filled Trailer For Comedy 'Don Peyote' Featuring Anne Hathaway, Abel Ferrara & More

    Well, we'll give co-writer/director Dan Fogler credit for this: he certainly knows how to work a Rolodex. Ordinarily, we probably wouldn't pay a movie titled "Don Peyote" much mind, but when it manages to rope in a rather oddball assortment of people for cameo roles, well, we gave more time out of d...

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    Watch: Things Get Weird for Jesse Eisenberg in New Teaser for 'The Double'

    After premiering at Toronto and set to screen at Sundance next month, a new teaser trailer for Richard Ayoade's "The Double" has just been unveiled, and it offers a closer peek at the film while still leaving plenty of tantalizing mystery.

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    Jonathan Demme's New Film 'Fear of Falling' to Premiere at Rome Film Festival

    "Fear of Falling," the latest by Jonathan Demme, will make its world premiere this fall at the 8th annual Rome Film Festival (November 8-17). Adapted from 19th-century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's "The Master Builder," the film is written by fellow stage scribe and actor Wallace Shawn, who pl...

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    Watch: First Trailer For Richard Ayoade's 'The Double' Starring Jesse Eisenberg & Mia Wasikowska

    On Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival, the newest film from writer/director Richard Ayoade (as opposed to the newest film from actor Richard Ayoade who was in the abysmal Ben Stiller comedy "The Watch") premieres. Based on the Fyodor Dostoyevsky novella "The Double," it stars Jesse ...

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    Watch: 'I Am Bradley Manning' Say Oliver Stone, Daniel Ellsberg, Angela Davis, Moby, Maggie Gyllenhaal and More

    The supporters of Bradley Manning, the soldier that released the Iraq War and Afghan War files as well as the "Collateral Murder" video to Wikileaks, have released a video in support of him as he awaits a verdict from a military judge on charges that he was "aiding the enemy" with the release of sco...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Princess Bride' On Its 25th Anniversary

    The bargain bins of the world are littered with attempts to make films for the whole family. Making something that will please young kids, grandparents, and everyone in between (a four-quadrant hit, as studio types call it) is a tough nut to crack. But one of the most enduring family favorites of th...

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    Jonathan Demme To Direct 'My Dinner With Andre' Reunion 'Wally And André Stage Ibsen'

    Even his detractors must admit that there's a glorious unpredictability in watching the career of Jonathan Demme. In the last decade alone, he's directed two remakes of 1960s classics, documentaries on Neil Young, Haitian activist Jean Dominique and former President Jimmy Carter, indie drama...

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