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    On The Rise 2014: 12 Directors To Watch

    After looking at musicians, cinematographers, actors, actresses and screenwriters, there was only one natural place to go with our On The Rise series: directors. After all, film is still an auteur's medium, and the director is the one who hires all of the above, stitching together the various elemen...

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    Trailer Watch: Jennifer Kent's Sundance Favorite 'The Babadook'

    The haunted horror film has been hailed as a modern masterpiece.

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    Watch: New Trailer And Images For Sundance Praised Horror Film 'The Babadook'

    Such is the state of the horror genre that we're more used to digesting news about (another) "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" prequel than anything resembling an original concept or project. So the excitement around "The Babadook" is notable. It made waves at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and is s...

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    The Indiewire Springboard: 'The Babadook' Writer-Director Jennifer Kent on Telling Horror Stories from a Female Perspective

    Horror fans, meet your new savior. No film in this year's Midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival was more celebrated than Jennifer Kent's debut feature "The Babadook," a horror that centers on a single mother and her troubled young son's battle with the titular monster that's haunting their ...

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    Sundance Review: ‘The Babadook’ Is A Terrific Look At The Horrors Of Having Children

    In a small, tucked-away and unnamed Australian suburb, the already ill-behaved Samuel is getting worse. A seven-year-old with an unchecked imagination, unruly hair and teeth, and an untamed nature, Samuel is running wild. Consequently, his widowed, single and stressed-out mother Amelia is having a h...

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    Watch: It Isn't Real...Or Is It? Trailer For Sundance Buzzed Horror Film 'The Babadook'

    There have been many films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival that have been buzzed about, many of which were anticipated beforehand. What’s most exciting about this time of year is when a film comes out of nowhere (or in this case, from Down Under) and takes everyone by surprise. That is the c...

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    Sundance Review: Midnight Horror 'The Babadook' Adds Depth to Familiar Genre Trappings to Chilling Effect

    Jennifer Kent's depiction of an uneasy mother-son relationship excels in its stylistic approach to what could easily have been a conventional storybook monster movie.

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