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    Why David Michôd Steered Clear of Hollywood to Shoot 'The Rover' with Pearce and Pattinson (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    After Oscar-nominated "Animal Kingdom" hit Hollywood, Australian director David Michod was the talk of the town, doing rounds of meetings and reading stacks of scripts. One day he told his agents: "I want to stop reading, I'm not getting any work done." That film, which debuted at Cannes as a midnig...

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    Watch: Jean-Luc Godard Gives a 45-Minute Interview About His Mind-Boggling 'Goodbye to Language 3D'

    Last month Indiewire was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to watch French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard's "Goodbye to Language 3D" at Cannes. Now, Godard has sat down with Canon Europe to discuss the making of his latest picture, which was shot in 3D.

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    'Manuscripts Don't Burn' is an Outstandingly Unflinching Cinematic Statement Against a Regime

    Subtly and keeping his plea cinematic and authentic, Rasoulof’s "Manuscripts" is a clandestine art work that bluntly and fearlessly looks at his censors in the eye making it clear that their insidious and invasive tactics will never be enough to silence his voice.

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    Mexican Director Amat Escalante Talks Violent Love Story 'Heli,' Out Now in Select Cities

    When it screened at Cannes in 2013, the Mexican film “Heli” raised eyebrows and some hackles for its unsparing evocation of Mexico’s drug-war violence, including torture. A compelling story of one simple family who, through no real fault of their own, stumble into a nightmare, “Heli” was director Am...

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    Oscar Watch: DreamWorks' 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Leads Animation Race

    Looking for a summer Oscar contender? 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' is the frontrunner for animated feature. DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg and producer Bonnie Arnold take us behind the making of the movie.

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    Welcome to Screen Talk, Indiewire's New Weekly Podcast, with New Co-Host

    Some of you may remember Oscar Talk, an awards-focused podcast I did for some years with In Contention's Kris Tapley. We said goodbye to that after the last Oscars, and now I'm starting up again with a new podcast, Screen Talk, and new producer and sparring partner, Indiewire's New York-based critic...

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    This Movie Weekend Looks Bright, From an Oscar Sure-Bet to a Raunchy Buddy Comedy and a Grab Bag of Fest Faves

    This weekend boasts two major studio releases poised to duke it out for box office victory, as well as a few more modestly scaled indies that have been holding court on the festival circuit all year.

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    'The Rover' Director David Michôd On Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce & How We're "Hurtling Toward Oblivion"

    Bone-dry, brutal and so slender it’s almost emaciated, Australian director David Michôd’s second feature, after his terrific debut “Animal Kingdom,” premiered in Cannes to high anticipation and ultimately mixed reviews. We ourselves really liked “The Rover,” which stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattins...

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    Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film 'The Missing Picture' is Out Now on DVD

    "The Missing Picture” is now available on DVD from Strand Releasing, and it is definitely a stunning piece of filmmaking incomparable in depth and form to any other film in recent memory.

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    New Morning Films: How Selling Ice Cream Can Lead to Selling Films

    New Morning Films is a relatively new sales company started by Germain Labeille that represents exquisite art house films including "Letter to the King" and "Before Snowfall" (both by Hisham Zaman), which both won The Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at the Goteborg Film Festival in 2013 and 2014.

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