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    The Immigrant

    One of "The Immigrant’s" primary assets is its texture: a rich fabric of sights and sounds that evoke the look and feel of New York’s underbelly in the early 20th century.

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    This Weekend, Head to 'Godzilla' and, At Last, 'The Immigrant' (TRAILERS)

    At long last, those lucky enough to live in New York or Los Angeles can see director James Gray's measured, masterful period film "The Immigrant" this weekend. Those inclined toward multiplex fare can comfortably seek out "Godzilla" and "Million Dollar Arm," which both offer plenty of popcorn pleasu...

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    Interview: Director James Gray Talks ‘The Immigrant,’ Working With Marion Cotillard, The Late Harris Savides & Much More

    As we recently noted, filmmaker James Gray has only made five films in 20 years. That’s a positively low number, but Gray has had many hardships that distracted from his body of work. His debut “Little Odessa” won a major prize in 1994 at the Venice Film Festival and that jumpstarted his career, but...

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    Review: James Gray's 'The Immigrant' Starring Joaquin Phoenix & Marion Cotillard Is Restrained, Thoughtful Filmmaking

    A strangely chimeric movie, that only reveals its truest colors in its closing moments, James Gray’s “The Immigrant” is a meticulous reframing of the director’s familiar themes and concerns that mostly lived up to our high expectations, while never bursting their bounds the way we might have dared t...

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    Marion Cotillard on Learning a Whole New Language to Play a Polish Prostitute in ‘The Immigrant’

    Marion Cotillard is never one to back down from a challenge, as with her most recent role in James Gray's "The Immigrant."

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    'The Immigrant' Director James Gray Tells His Critics To 'Go F*** Themselves' and Explains His Deeply Personal Connection to the Film

    Indiewire sat down with a chatty James Gray the day following the film's premiere in Cannes to discuss the mixed reaction to the drama, what inspired him to write it with his "Two Lovers" collaborator Ric Menello, and whether he would ever consider taking a break from his emotionally bruising films ...

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    Watch: Jeremy Renner Defies Gravity In New Magic Trick Clip From James Gray’s ‘The Immigrant’

    James Gray’s upcoming, beautiful period-piece film “The Immigrant” has a stellar cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Renner. Set in 1920s New York with émigrés coming off the boat to America through Ellis Island, Phoenix plays a manipulative pimp, Cotillard is a Polish migrant coming...

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    15 Thematic Trilogies From 15 Directors

    It’s quite likely that, in a few summers’ time, cinemagoing will start to resemble entering a giant narrative web, as each auditorium will be hosting a film featuring characters on their way to the plot being screened in the next theatre over. Disney, Marvel, DC—the brilliance of their crossover str...

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    James Gray Says ‘Lost City Of Z’ Will Shoot Next; Talks His Sci-Fi Project, Dances With Brad Pitt & More

    Over the course of twenty years, filmmaker James Gray has only made five movies. For comparison, if you subtract Terrence Malick’s twenty-year absence from cinema, you roughly get six of his movies in a span of about twenty-one years. However, Gray didn’t go AWOL in France for two decades; he just o...

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