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    Oscar Predictions 2016

    As always, the Oscar race starts at Sundance.

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    DGA Director Nominees, from Wes Anderson to Clint Eastwood, on Stress, Laughter and Wisdom

    Five brilliant directors--Wes Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Richard Linklater and Morten Tyldum-- shared their wit and wisdom at the annual DGA Directors symposium on the eve of the awards show.

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    Five Keys to the Unexpected Resurgence of 'Homeland'

    Emerging once more as a stark, surprising tale of life during wartime, 'Homeland' made amends in 2014, easily qualifying as the most improved series of the year.

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    'True Detective' Season 2: Where Are We Now?

    With today's confirmation that Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Kelly Reilly will join previously announced cast members Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, the second season of HBO's hit crime drama is coming into focus. Here's a rundown of what we know, what's merely rumored, and what we want from t...

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    Review: 'The Knick,' Steven Soderbergh's Master Class in Historical Fiction

    Far beyond the confines of the surgical field, Soderbergh's immersive work of art redefines the aesthetic possibilities of the period drama.

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    TIFF: 9 Actors Who Directed Films Playing at This Year's Festival

    Here are nine well-known actors with films playing in this year's Toronto International Film Festival that they directed.

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    Check Out Robert Rodriguez vs. Quentin Tarantino in the Director's Chair (VIDEO)

    Old pals Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, who collaborated on the original "From Dusk Till Dawn" movie (which spawned an El Rey Network TV series) not to mention "Grindhouse," sit down for an hour-long talk on the August 13th installment of “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” (9 P...

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    9 of the Best Films Directed By Actors and 5 of the Worst

    Zach Braff surprised his "Scrubs" fans with his endearing directorial debut "Garden State" that went on to become an indie sensation after world premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Turns out the funnyman could not only act, but also direct like he'd been doing it for years. He's finall...

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    How Hawks' 1948 Classic 'Red River' Drew a New Map for the Western (NEW CRITERION DVD REVIEW)

    "Funny how different you feel," cattleman Nadine Groot (Walter Brennan) relates near the end of "Red River," "when you know you're going somewheres." He's right, but his is a sojourner's satisfaction, marking the conclusion of a long expedition. For viewers of Howard Hawks' mythic 1948 Western, the ...

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    Happy 118th Birthday, Howard Hawks: TOH! Picks His 16 Must-See Films (VIDEO)

    In 2012, when Sight & Sound Magazine released the results of its most recent decennial poll, fans of Howard Hawks searched the top fifty "Greatest Films of All Time" in vain. Is the reputation of classical Hollywood cinema's most versatile master in decline? We offer you 16 reasons why you should re...

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