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    Revisiting Intimate Portrait 'Marley' In Celebration Of Bob Marley's 69th Birthday (Watch It Now!)

    Revisiting Intimate Portrait 'Marley' In Celebration Of Bob Marley's 69th Birthday (Watch It Now!)

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    Happy Holidays! Watch 50-Minute 'Christmas In A Day' Directed By Kevin Macdonald

    Such is the age we live in, that on a single day, countless hours of video footage capturing everything from the mundane to the sublime are captured on cellphones, webcams, digital cameras and more. It was the kernel that launched the crowd-sourced documentary "Life In a Day," which saw producer Rid...

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    Saoirse Ronan Talks 'How I Live Now', Working With James Gandolfini & More

    Not even 20 years old, Saoirse Ronan has already made a significant cinematic impression. Most of us got our first glimpse of Ronan in Joe Wright’s operatic, Oscar-nominated literary adaptation “Atonement,” and in the years since she has anchored films for directors like Peter Jackson, Peter Weir, A...

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    How I Live Now

    This adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s young adult novel hasn’t much to recommend it except the presence of Saoirse Ronan in the leading role.

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    10 Notable Filmmakers Who Work In Both Documentary & Fiction

    Truth may or may not be stranger than fiction, but both impulses certainly exert a powerful pull on the filmmaking instinct. With so many established narrative directors over the years turning their hand to documentaries, whether it’s “making of,” band documentaries, or passion projects that they us...

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    Worlds At War: Why 'Thor: The Dark World' And the Saoirse Ronan Vehicle 'How I Live Now' Make An Effective Double Bill

    War has provided cinema with fodder for both entertainment and terror, but never the twain shall meet -- except this weekend, when both "Thor: The Dark World" and "How I Live Now" hit theaters (as well as digital platforms, in the case of "How I Live Now"). On the surface, the two movies have little...

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    Review: Kevin Macdonald's Intense, Thrilling 'How I Live Now' Starring Saoirse Ronan

    Note the title, “How I Live Now,” and its absence of colons, commas, or other punctuation implying further installments—it’s the first sign of the crucial immediacy to Meg Rosoff’s 2004 YA novel, now brought to the screen by “Last King of Scotland” director Kevin Macdonald. The second is impossible ...

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    Jude Law Finds Gold In First Pics From Submarine Thriller 'Black Sea'

    While Matthew McConaughey continues to be deservedly praised for his career turnaround, how about a little shout out to Jude Law? He too has put together a pretty nice string of pictures over the past few years, teaming twice with Steven Soderbergh ("Contagion," "Side Effects"), logging time with Ma...

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    TIFF Review: Kevin Macdonald’s ‘How I Live Now’ Starring Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, & George MacKay

    Note the title, “How I Live Now,” and its absence of colons, commas, or other punctuation implying further installments—it’s the first sign of the crucial immediacy to Meg Rosoff’s 2004 YA novel, now brought to the screen by “Last King of Scotland” director Kevin Macdonald. The second is impossible ...

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    Watch: Bat For Lashes Natasha Khan Directs Saoirse Ronan For 'How I Live Now" Soundtrack Song

    Though the rest of us will see the film next month, audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival will get to see the Kevin MacDonald-helmed “How I Live Now” next week. The sci-fi film will boast an impressive soundtrack that includes a collaboration between Natasha Khan (of Bat For Lashes fa...

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