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    The Indiewire Springboard: 'Boyhood' Brother and Sister Duo On Watching 12 Years of Their Lives Onscreen

    Puberty is a stage that everyone goes through in their lives that we'd all probably like to forget. For "Boyhood" stars Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater, that's impossible.

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    Interview: David Thomson Talks New Edition Of 'Dictionary Of Film,' Roger Ebert, Future Of Cinema And Much More

    Diving into a 1168 page reference book in the age of the internet, might seem like an outdated notion, but don't let the title of "The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film" fool you. More than just a dry, Wikipedia style encyclopedia of film talent, critic and acclaimed writer David Thomson brings hi...

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    'Boyhood' Director Richard Linklater Explains Why It's Harder Than Ever to Make Movies Today (Part 2)

    The "Boyhood" director addresses his iffy relationship to Hollywood and how the industry has changed since he made "Slacker."

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    Richard Linklater Explains Why He Had to Make 'Boyhood' and Keep It Under Wraps (Part 1)

    In the first part of a lengthy discussion, the director talked about how he came to understand his unorthodox project.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    FIRST LOOK: Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in New Biopic

    Don Cheadle is set to make his directorial debut with "Miles Ahead," a biopic about jazz legend Miles Davis, who the actor has apparently been obsessed with from a young age.

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    The Indiewire Springboard: Why 'Land Ho!' Scene Stealer Earl Lynn Nelson Won't Quit His Day Job as a Surgeon

    Earl Lynn Nelson gives the most raucous performance of 2014 in Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz' Sundance smash "Land Ho!" (out in select theaters July 11). So what if he's over 60?

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    'Life Itself' Director Steve James Gets Up Close with Roger Ebert at the End of His Life (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW)

    Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz enthusiastically embraced the idea of a documentary of his bestselling memoir "Life Itself," and wanted Chicago filmmaker Steve James, whose "Hoop Dreams" Ebert had discovered at Sundance 20 years ago, to direct it.

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    How To Become a Documentary TV Producer: 'The Sixties' Mark Herzog Leaps From DVD Extras to Working With Tom Hanks

    Mark Herzog tells us how he went from making behind-the-scenes extras to working next to Tom Hanks.

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    'Premature' Director Dan Beers on Wooing Bill Murray, Lessons Learned from Wes Anderson and Finding Heart in Hard-On Jokes

    The director explains how he made sure his masturbation comedy had a heart, how he enlisted a Joss Whedon fan favorite for the cast, and why he owes everything to Bill Murray.

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    RIP Paul Mazursky, Brilliant Hollywood Writer-Director (VIDEO INTERVIEW AND CLIPS)

    After battling a long illness, writer-director Paul Mazursky died in Los Angeles on June 30 of pulmonary cardiac arrest. He was 84. Luckily for me, some years ago my friend Joan Cohen pulled me into an annual dinner party held around the time of the Oscars with Paul and Betsy Mazursky and other clos...

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