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    How I Live Now

    This adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s young adult novel hasn’t much to recommend it except the presence of Saoirse Ronan in the leading role.

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    10 Notable Filmmakers Who Work In Both Documentary & Fiction

    Truth may or may not be stranger than fiction, but both impulses certainly exert a powerful pull on the filmmaking instinct. With so many established narrative directors over the years turning their hand to documentaries, whether it’s “making of,” band documentaries, or passion projects that they us...

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    Saoirse Ronan Says She Didn't Get The 'Star Wars' Role She Auditioned For, Calls 'Fantastic Four' Rumors Just That

    We recently got to chat with the lovely and talented Saoirse Ronan about her upcoming young adult adaptation "How I Live Now" (review here), which is kind of like what would have happened if Terrence Malick had directed "Red Dawn" (more from that interview soon). And while we had the young actress o...

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    Worlds At War: Why 'Thor: The Dark World' And the Saoirse Ronan Vehicle 'How I Live Now' Make An Effective Double Bill

    War has provided cinema with fodder for both entertainment and terror, but never the twain shall meet -- except this weekend, when both "Thor: The Dark World" and "How I Live Now" hit theaters (as well as digital platforms, in the case of "How I Live Now"). On the surface, the two movies have little...

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    The TIFF Review Report: Day 6 ('The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,' 'The Sacrament,' 'How I Live Now,' 'Dom Hemingway')

    Mirrored stories of a marriage dissolving, found footage of a cult community dissolving, impending World War III behind a childhood dissolving and Jude Law's poetic cursing: all part of the sixth full day at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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    TIFF Review: Kevin Macdonald’s ‘How I Live Now’ Starring Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, & George MacKay

    Note the title, “How I Live Now,” and its absence of colons, commas, or other punctuation implying further installments—it’s the first sign of the crucial immediacy to Meg Rosoff’s 2004 YA novel, now brought to the screen by “Last King of Scotland” director Kevin Macdonald. The second is impossible ...

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    Watch: Bat For Lashes Natasha Khan Directs Saoirse Ronan For 'How I Live Now" Soundtrack Song

    Though the rest of us will see the film next month, audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival will get to see the Kevin MacDonald-helmed “How I Live Now” next week. The sci-fi film will boast an impressive soundtrack that includes a collaboration between Natasha Khan (of Bat For Lashes fa...

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    The Playlist's 15 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

    While there might be some overlap with Venice and a little stolen thunder (at least for hardcore cinephiles) thanks to Telluride, that doesn’t make the TIFF lineup this year any less spectacular. In fact this year's slate — that runs as deep as it does long — works more than ever to make those other...

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    TIFF 2013: 'How I Live Now,' 'Southcliffe,' 'A Field In England,' 'Therese,' 'Blood Ties,' 'Child Of God' & More Added

    As if the 2013 lineup for the Toronto International Film Festival could not get any more stacked and outstanding, here comes another batch of titles that are sure to send the schedules of those attending into what will likely be a ridiculous slate of back-to-back-to-back-to-back movie days. But who'...

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    Watch: Trailer For Kevin Macdonald's Apocalyptic 'How I Live Now' Starring Saoirse Ronan & Tom Holland

    In an end-of-the-world-heavy summer, we've seen blockbusters in which the world was saved ("Man Of Steel," "World War Z"), cancelled ("Pacific Rim"), ended ("This Is The End"), and whatever happens in Edgar Wright's imminent "The World's End." So far, it's been a fairly light-hearted take on the apo...

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