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    Middle of Nowhere and The Invisible War Win at Independent Spirit Awards

    The Independent Spirit Awards were also held this weekend. Some of our favorite films of the past year, Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere and The Invisible War were recognized.

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    Watch: Seductive New Clip From 'Stoker' Plus Listen To Clint Mansell's Complete Score

    While "Stoker" earned its fair share of admirers at the Sundance Film Festival last month, our own man on the ground was less impressed -- he called it “overwrought and tonally poisoned.” You'll soon be able judge for yourself as Park Chan-wook’s English-language dire...

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    Watch: David Bowie's Video For "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" Starring Tilda Swinton, Directed By Floria Sigismondi

    While our dream of a Tilda Swinton-starring biopic of David Bowie will probably never be realized, this is likely the next best thing. The iconic musician continues his bold return to the spotlight with his latest video "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," and the pairing of Bowie and Swinton is...

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    Watch: Annapurna Pictures Sizzle Reel Celebrates 'The Master,' 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Lawless' & More

    With the Oscars over, it looks like we are finally ready to stop talking about last year’s movies and keep our focus entirely on this year’s crop of films. Well, most of us are ready to do that. Annapurna Pictures has posted a nifty little sizzle reel on their site showcasing the collect...

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    Coen Brothers To Rewrite Angelina Jolie's WWII Drama 'Unbroken'

    As a director working with a studio for the first time, how do you know that everyone is fully behind you? Well, if you’re Angelina Jolie then you know you’re doing well when you land a pair of some of the greatest American writers (and directors) working today to write your script for y...

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    Fighting for a Piece of the 'Pi': The Full Story Behind Hollywood's Visual Effects Problem

    As a surprise song, the theme to "Jaws," swelled up as the cut-off music to the Visual Effects Oscar acceptance speech, "Life of Pi" VFX Supervisor Bill Westenhofer had just gotten to a very important issue:  VFX vendor Rhythm + Hues, who had worked on the film, has recently...

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    Sundance Hit 'The Way Way Back' Starring Steve Carell Dated For July 5th

    There were plenty of breakout hits from the 2013 Sundance Festival earlier this year, but the one bought for the most money because of its potential mainstream appeal was "The Way Way Back." Starring Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry and more, the film wa...

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    Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Talks Inspiration, Building A Film School In Chad, Jude Law's Interest In Working w/ Him, More...

    An interview with Chadian auteur, an really the country's best-known filmmaker, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, is one that I hope I'll one day get, because I have so many questions I'd like to ask him - about his films, cinema of Chad, African cinema at-large, and more.

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    Casey Affleck Joins Independent Film Festival Boston as Creative Advisor

    The Affleck brothers have a lot to be excited for this week, as Casey Affleck has joined the Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) as Creative Advisor, the festival recently announced. Affleck will be making an annual appearance at the festival starting with this year's iteration, which k...

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    Comedian (And Former 'The Onion' Writer) Baratunde Thurston Responds to Wallis Insult Controversy

    Comedian, satirist and author ("How To be Black") Baratunde Thurston has just publicly come out with a statement responding to The Onion's stupid and offensive tweet about Quvenzhane Wallis during last night's  Oscar boroadcast

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