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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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    Kristen Stewart, Director? Watch Her Directorial Debut Here.

    Good news for Kristen Stewart fans! Not only did the actress impress at Cannes in 'Clouds of Sils Maria," but she also recently directed a music video for Sage Galesi and her band, Sage + The Saints--and it's pretty cool too.

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    Director Craig Gillespie Talks 'Million Dollar Arm' and Doing the Dramedy Dance

    Craig Gillespie is no stranger to offbeat drama and comedy, and "Million Dollar Arm" represents his greatest dance with dramedy. The inspirational biopic about recruiting two raw talents from India and turning them into major league baseball pitchers in less than a year also afforded "Mad Men's" Jon...

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    How'd They Shoot That? Here Are the Cameras Used by the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers

    In anticipation for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, we reached out to the directors who will be showing their films at the event this month. While we asked for some personal anecdotes from their shooting experiences, we also wanted to know what camera or cameras these directors used to make their fi...

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    10 Directors Who Went from Indie Film to Studio Blockbuster (Part 3)

    After our first two lists, we now finish off our series on directors of this year's upcoming big-budget studio films who managed to work their way up from the independent film world. While some of the directors on the list have now become filmmaking icons, having directed some of the biggest movies ...

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    10 Directors Who Went from Indie Film to Studio Blockbuster (Part 2)

    Yesterday we published our first of three lists that take a look at directors with big films coming out this year who've managed to make the difficult leap from independent cinema to studio filmmaking. The second list below features prime examples of this transition, which include some lesser-known ...

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    10 Directors Who Went from Indie Film to Studio Blockbuster (Part 1)

    With big-budget studio films like "Ride Along" and "Divergent" starting the year off with a bang, one might be surprised to learn that the directors behind these films started out in the independent film world. But aspiring filmmakers striving to become the next Spielberg can take comfort in the fac...

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    Oscar Predictions 2014

    The reason that "12 Years a Slave" prevailed over all countervailing trends is that the Academy thinks about how they want to be represented to the world. It's not just what movie they like best. It's what movie they want to like best.

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