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    Truth, Fiction, and Somali Pirates: 'Captain Phillips' vs. 'Stolen Seas'

    One is a riveting Hollywood adventure, the other a searching and nuanced documentary, but "Captain Phillips" and "Stolen Seas" -- which, taken together, comprise the year's most engaging double bill -- traverse similar narrative and thematic terrain. Both ask, in every sense one might mean the phras...

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    Watch: THR Directors Round Table with McQueen, Cuaron, Greengrass, Russell, Stiller and Daniels (VIDEO)

    Next up in the Hollywood Reporter's roundtable discussions is the Directors panel. THR assembled Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips"), David O. Russell ("American Hustle"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty") and Lee Daniels...

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    Watch: Steve McQueen, David O. Russell, Alfonso Cuarón & Others Discuss the Highs and Lows of Filmmaking

    The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass, David O. Russell, Ben Stiller, Alfonso Cuaron and Lee Daniels in a candid discussion on the long arduous path to success as a filmmaker.

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    Watch: 50-Minute Directors Roundtable Talk With Steve McQueen, David O. Russell, Alfonso Cuarón & More

    While the awards season can waver between excitement for the great movies hitting cinemas and excess from the endless campaigning, the real pleasure is in great filmmakers emerging from their production cocoon to talk about their work. THR has been doing a great job in rounding up some of the bright...

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    Oscars: Is The Best Director Competition More Than A Two-Horse Race?

    If this year's Best Picture race is tough (and it is, even with films like "Foxcatcher" and "Monuments Men" pushed into 2014), it's nothing compared to the fight that's brewing in Best Director. The category has evolved somewhat since the Best Picture field expanded to ten films. Before that change,...

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    Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca Talk Controversial 'Captain Phillips,' Rating, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' UPDATED

    One sign of success in Hollywood is controversy. Well-reviewed Somali pirate saga "Captain Phillips" is hanging in at the box office against the fall onslaught because it combines a powerful true story with consummate moviemaking from director Paul Greengrass, who not only efficiently builds tension...

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    Captain Phillips

    Director Paul Greengrass and cinematographer Barry Ackroyd create a vivid, insider’s look at life at sea and how a crew of twenty did their best to elude their would-be captors.

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    Review: Paul Greengrass' Harrowing, Absorbing Thriller 'Captain Phillips' Starring Tom Hanks

    Comparing oranges and apples tends not to be conducive to any critical discourse, but to get something off my chest that I can’t shake (and hopefully provides some convincing context), in the fall sweepstakes to create the most gripping, immersive and emotionally resonant survival tale, Paul Greengr...

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    Immersed in Movies: Greengrass and Hanks Talk Moments of Crisis in 'Captain Phillips'

    Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks discuss authenticity and emotional truth in the fact-based high-seas drama, "Captain Phillips."

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    Review: 'Captain Phillips,' Starring Tom Hanks And Directed By Paul Greengrass, Is a Proficient Thriller With a Sly Political Agenda

    The saga of Captain Richard Phillips, the Massachusetts seafarer kidnapped by four Somali pirates during a routine cargo ship gig in 2009, took place under media scrutiny and played out like a high seas suspense movie unfolding in real time. Plans for a feature-length adaptation were inevitable as s...

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