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    WATCH: Kimberly Peirce's Incisive, Inspirational Speech to AFI's Directing Workshop for Women

    Director Kimbely Peirce recently spoke to the 2014 AFI Directing Workshop for Women, and her words cut to the core of a reality faced by women filmmakers in the industry. She begins the talk by telling a story from interview rounds she did for her second feature, "Stop-Loss." The most frequent quest...

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    5 Directors We Want To See Tackle 'True Detective' Season 2

    Well, the most-talked about TV drama since "Breaking Bad" is done for the moment, with the eighth episode of "True Detective" airing on HBO Sunday night, providing closure on the Yellow King and the spread of the conspiracy (catch up with our recap of the final part here). For the last couple of mon...

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    Interview: Kimberly Peirce Talks 'Carrie' Sequels, Comedy 'Butch Academy' & Says 'Silent Star' May Come Back

    Filmmaker Kimberley Peirce has never been afraid of a challenge. From her directorial debut "Boys Don't Cry," telling the tragic story of Brandon Teena, to the Iraq war drama "Stop-Loss," Peirce has tackled difficult subject matter head on. But last year's remake of "Carrie" provided the director a ...

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    William Friedkin To Direct & Bette Midler To Star In 'Mae West' Biopic For HBO Films

    After hearing Martin Scorsese recently talk about only having a few films left in him at the age of 71, it's heartening to see that 78-year-old William Friedkin is still going strong. The director will follow up his last film, “Killer Joe,” with a biopic on the late, great Mae West.

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    Podcast: The Playlist Talks '12 Years A Slave', Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' & More

    On this latest episode, host and editor Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth and contributor Cory Everett for an overarching theme looking at some modern day auteurs. There's Wes Anderson and the trailer for his latest, "The Grand Budapest Hote...

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    They’re All Going To Laugh At You: 5 Reasons Why The ‘Carrie’ Remake Didn't Work

    Kimberly Peirce’s much-hyped “Carrie,” which we first got a fairly pleasurable preview of during last year’s New York Comic Con, finally opened this weekend in a prime pre-Halloween slot usually reserved for the yearly “Paranormal Activity” iteration and… nobody showed up. The movie, starring Chloe ...

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    Review: 'Carrie' Starring Chloe Grace Moretz & Julianne Moore

    It's easy to see why director Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry") was intrigued by the prospect tackling Stephen King's "Carrie." The material takes two key rites of passage for young women -- their first period, and their high school prom -- and blends it with oppressive religious fundamentalism and...

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    Julianne Moore Keeps Hitting Herself In New 'Carrie' Clip, Plus New Photos Reveal Infamous Shower Scene

    For a movie that opens on Friday, there isn't a whole lot we know about "Carrie," the highly anticipated remake of the beloved Brian De Palma film (based, once again, on Stephen King's debut novel). "Boys Don't Cry" filmmaker Kimberly Peirce directed the remake from a script by certifiable genius Ro...

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    Kimberly Peirce Reveals Details On Long-Gestating Judd Apatow Project, The Queer Comedy 'Butch Academy'

    Last week, we took a moment to celebrate “Boys Don't Cry” director Kimberly Peirce's return to filmmaking with this month's “Carrie” remake, and also an unmade murder mystery project for DreamWorks entitled “Silent Star” that collapsed due to budget woes. In the same NY Times article on Peirce's car...

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    'Carrie' Soundtrack Features Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend & More Plus Listen To Marco Beltrami's Theme Plus New Pics

    I once showed Brian de Palma's “Carrie” to a friend of mine who found it so frightening that by the end she had to leave with her arms draped over two other friends' shoulders. I felt quite bad, and also quite pleased that a movie could induce that kind of physical reaction in someone. Anyway, the p...

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