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    Writers, Here is How Not to Interview an Acclaimed Director

    I spent the night before my interview with Drake Doremus, director of the Sundance hit "Like Crazy" and the upcoming "Breathe In," brainstorming questions and making sure I didn’t sound like a 20 year-old college kid.

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    Interview: Alejandro Jodorowsky Reveals How His 'Dune' Inspired 'Alien' & Challenges With Getting Script Published

    Frank Pavich's "Jodorowsky's Dune," opening this week in limited release, is a documentary that, for film freaks at least, is something close to miraculous (read our review). It's a detailed, first-hand account of Chilean-French filmmaker Alejando Jodorowsky's failed attempt to bring Frank Herbert's...

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    Neil Burger Talks Being a 'Divergent' Director (TRAILER)

    When asked if he was "Divergent," Neil Burger replied affirmatively but admitted that his biggest films -- "The Illusionist," "Limitless," and "Divergent" -- are all about the quest for empowerment: Ed Norton pulls off a grand scheme to win back the heart of Jessica Biel and to fit in with the socia...

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    The Indiewire Springboard: Peter Vack Owned SXSW With Three Projects. He's Just Getting Started.

    Before Peter Vack came to SXSW Film Festival, he was best known for the now-defunct MTV comedy-drama "I Just Want My Pants Back." By the time he left, he'd seen the premiere of his first short film "Send," which he wrote, directed (it stars indie 'it girl' Julia Garner); starred in the coming-of-age...

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    David S. Goyer on 'Da Vinci's Demons,' Batman and Why Second Acts are the Hardest to Write

    David S. Goyer sat down with Indiewire to discuss the second season of his Starz show and more.

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    The Awesomely Punk Rock Filmography of Jello Biafra

    With Jello Biafra appearing on "Portlandia," we checked in with the Dead Kennedys frontman to talk about his very eclectic acting career.

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    Interview: Denis Villeneuve Talks Shooting Toronto For 'Enemy,' Dipping Into The Subconscious & His Next Projects

    A cinematic puzzle that dives deep into the realm of the subconscious, Denis Villeneuve's "Enemy" blurs reality with absurdity, surreality and sometimes, straight up WTF excursions into the strange. But his film is not coy provocation, nor does it simply circumvent traditional narrative routes as a ...

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    If You Haven't Heard of French Director Bertrand Tavernier, Here's a Good Place to Start

    At 72, Tavernier shows no signs of slowing his eclectic experimentation.

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    'Cheap Thrills' Star Pat Healy On How to Make It As An Actor On Your Own Terms

    "Cheap Thrills" star Pat Healy talks making a living in the movie business.

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    LISTEN: Three Seasoned Hollywood Reporters Debate the Future of Filmed Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE PODCAST)

    On the occasion of the publication of "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System," which covers one year at the movies-- 2012, from January's Sundance Film Festival through Oscar night 2013, when "Argo" won Best Picture--I invited two seasoned...

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