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    Time Out Name 'The Exorcist' Greatest Horror Movie Ever: Read Top 10 Lists From Guillermo Del Toro, Drew Goddard, Ti West & More

    Today sees the opening of "The Cabin In The Woods," one of the freshest, most enjoyable horror movies in years, one that we can only urge you to go see (read our review here). To mark its release, Time Out have polled critics, programmers and filmmakers as to their favorite horror movies, and collat...

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    (PDATED!) Watch Sean Durkin's 'Mary Last Seen' Short

    Updated 7:00PM EST: You can now view the film! Grab your redemption code and go here to watch it.

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    (UPDATED!) Live From Lincoln Center: Sean Durkin Answers Your Questions and Screens His Prequel to 'Martha'

    Updated 7:00PM EST: You can now view the film! Grab your redemption code and go here to watch it. Updated 6:30PM EST: Live streaming of the event will begin in just 30 minutes right below. See below video for details on how to participate and view the film. For those of you who have already ...

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    Join Indiewire at Lincoln Center to See What Inspired Sundance Breakout 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' and Meet the Filmmakers

    If you're in New York and want to see the film that inspired Sundance breakout "Martha Marcy May Marlene" that made a star out of Elizabeth Olsen, then come to the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Monday, February 20 for a special talk hosted by the Indiewire and The Playlist. "M...

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    Sean Durkin's 'Mary Last Seen' Short Screens For Free On February 20th In New York

    First time feature-length filmmaker Sean Durkin made a huge splash last year with his haunting Sundance debut “Martha Marcy May Marlene.” About a damaged woman who struggles to re-assimilate into her family after fleeing an abusive cult, the poignant drama instantly placed Durkin and lea...

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    From 'Drive' To 'Melancholia,' Here's Why 2011 Marked a Shift In the History of Cinematography

    The first movie I saw in theaters in 2011, aside from a couple of press screenings, was "Hugo." Yes, that's correct: I went nearly 11 months without bothering to see a new release. The reason? Honestly, there was nothing I felt couldn't wait until the DVD release.

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    From 'The Tree of Life' to 'The Color Wheel,' Winners React to Topping the Indiewire Poll

    In the wake of Monday's announcement about the winners of Indiewire's year-end poll, several people responsible for films at the top of various lists provided reactions to the news.

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    Awards Mania As 'The Artist,' 'The Tree Of Life' & 'The Descendants' Earn Top Critic Organization Honors

    Sunday was a major day for Oscar prognosticators, as a number of critics organizations went live with their end-of-2011 honors. Some films gained support, and some lost quite a bit of steam, but for those of you who look at the whole thing like a horse race, there was a lot of movement amongst a thi...

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    The Amazing Race: Which Original Thinkers Are In The Running For A Screenplay Nomination?

    Writers. As Robert Downey Jr. memorably described them during a recent Academy Awards ceremony: the "sickly little mole people." With the bulk of big movies seemingly coming from board games, comic books and theme park rides, those who actually bother to come up with something off their own back get...

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    Martha Marcy May Marlene—movie review

    Even if it had nothing else to offer, Martha Marcy May Marlene would be worth seeing to witness the debut of an extraordinary young actress, Elizabeth Olsen. But writer-director Sean Durkin’s feature, which earned him a Best Director prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, h...

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