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    AFI's Directing Workshop for Women Turns Forty; Kimberly Peirce to Deliver Keynote

    An interview with AFI's Director Workshop for Women head Patty West on the program's 40th anniversary.

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    5 Directors We Want To See Tackle 'True Detective' Season 2

    Well, the most-talked about TV drama since "Breaking Bad" is done for the moment, with the eighth episode of "True Detective" airing on HBO Sunday night, providing closure on the Yellow King and the spread of the conspiracy (catch up with our recap of the final part here). For the last couple of mon...

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    Interview: Kimberly Peirce Talks 'Carrie' Sequels, Comedy 'Butch Academy' & Says 'Silent Star' May Come Back

    Filmmaker Kimberley Peirce has never been afraid of a challenge. From her directorial debut "Boys Don't Cry," telling the tragic story of Brandon Teena, to the Iraq war drama "Stop-Loss," Peirce has tackled difficult subject matter head on. But last year's remake of "Carrie" provided the director a ...

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    Why Judd Apatow Directing Amy Schumer in Trainwreck is a Great Thing

    Apatow is a boy's man, but, unlike so many of the male movers and shakers in Hollywood, he's also remaking himself into a women's mentor.

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    Heroines of Cinema: An A to Z of Women in Film in 2013

    It’s at times like these that twenty-six letters seems awfully few. Not that this list is intended as an encyclopedia.

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    William Friedkin To Direct & Bette Midler To Star In 'Mae West' Biopic For HBO Films

    After hearing Martin Scorsese recently talk about only having a few films left in him at the age of 71, it's heartening to see that 78-year-old William Friedkin is still going strong. The director will follow up his last film, “Killer Joe,” with a biopic on the late, great Mae West.

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    Podcast: The Playlist Talks '12 Years A Slave', Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' & More

    On this latest episode, host and editor Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth and contributor Cory Everett for an overarching theme looking at some modern day auteurs. There's Wes Anderson and the trailer for his latest, "The Grand Budapest Hote...

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    They’re All Going To Laugh At You: 5 Reasons Why The ‘Carrie’ Remake Didn't Work

    Kimberly Peirce’s much-hyped “Carrie,” which we first got a fairly pleasurable preview of during last year’s New York Comic Con, finally opened this weekend in a prime pre-Halloween slot usually reserved for the yearly “Paranormal Activity” iteration and… nobody showed up. The movie, starring Chloe ...

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    The Big O: Oscar Didn't Always Have a Horror Problem

    There is a new Carrie in town. She has access to the Internet now and her high-school tormentors use their smart phones to broadcast her shower-scene to even greater embarrassment. But the wallflower is up to her old telekinetic tricks, pulling off a prom massacre at an even great body count than i...

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    Review: 'Carrie' Starring Chloe Grace Moretz & Julianne Moore

    It's easy to see why director Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry") was intrigued by the prospect tackling Stephen King's "Carrie." The material takes two key rites of passage for young women -- their first period, and their high school prom -- and blends it with oppressive religious fundamentalism and...

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