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    Charlize Theron May Join Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' With Robert Downey Jr.

    Though a favorite with critics who lean toward the arthouse, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" wasn't quite the box office or awards season contender many had predicted. But as usual, for his next effort Anderson is zigging instead of zagging, going off in another unpredictable d...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Steadicam Progress - the Career of Paul Thomas Anderson in Five Shots

    With The Master winning the Best Cinematography award from the National Society of Film Critics over the weekend, here's a look at the evolution of Paul Thomas Anderson's approach to his films' camerawork over his first five features

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    'The Master' Remastered

    A second look at, and new interpretation of, Paul Thomas Anderson's magnificent film.

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    Paul Thomas Anderson Says He Hopes To Shoot 'Inherent Vice' Next Year, Drawing Inspiration From 'The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers'

    Paul Thomas Anderson might be one of the most lauded and devoutly-followed filmmakers working today, but he's hardly been Mr. Prolific of late; three films in the last decade in "Punch Drunk Love," "There Will Be Blood," and this year's "The Master," each one made five years apart. But with the latt...

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    For Your Consideration: 5 Directors Who Deserve Oscar Nominations This Year

    Unlike Best Picture, the Best Director category at the Academy Awards is still only made up of five slots, and it's tough to crack in there, especially as nominees are usually aligned with the Best Picture nominees. More than almost any other category, the merits of a film's direction can sometimes ...

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    'Holy Motors' Tops Indiewire's Poll For the Best of 2012 Film; Other Winners Include Jafar Panahi and Amy Seimetz

    With 128 votes among 204 critics listed in Indiewire's Criticwire network, Leos Carax's surreal opus "Holy Motors" topped Indiewire's seventh annual poll for Best Film. "Holy Motors" star Denis Lavant garnered the most votes for Best Performance.

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    Watch: Please Stop Asking Paul Thomas Anderson If Tom Cruise Has Seen 'The Master'

    The press and publicity tour for a movie can be a grind for anybody, as actors and directors must remain fresh and upbeat, even as they must answer the same, usually mundane questions from every outlet on the planet. But again, talent are usually more than champs and good sports, and are gracious an...

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    Watch: 1-Hour Q&A With Paul Thomas Anderson About 'The Master' At The Astor Theater In Melbourne, Australia

    Looking for a break from the family, or maybe something a bit more cerebral than the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade (that thing seems to go on forever, doesn't it?)? Well, here's a little treat from down under.

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    Weekend Recap: Jeremy Renner on SNL, 'Now You See Me' Trailer, Rome Fest Winners, Stoppard on Love, and PT Anderson SteadiCams

    The weekend in review, from Jeremy Renner's SNL stint to Tom Stoppard's knowledge of "Anna Karenina" and a brief history of Paul Thomas Anderson's relationship with the SteadiCam.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Origins of Cameras and Characters

    On this week's edition of great film-related stories around the web, we have pieces on camera movements, compositions and the screenplays that never got produced.

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