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    Sony Pictures Classics' Secrets: 'Mr. Turner' Opens Competition, First of Five Cannes Entries (TRAILERS)

    Sony Pictures Classics is always one of the big North American buyers at Cannes. This year they're taking five movies to the Riviera festival--and plan to buy a few more. We find out some of their secrets for survival.

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    The Best Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    The film writing community is still catching up on sleep, getting over festival flu and showering off the stink of their blogger condos, but there's no escaping it: the Sundance Film Festival is over for another year. For over thirty years, the festival has provided a welcome opportunity to shake of...

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    The 2014 Sundance Film Festival Awards: 'Whiplash' Starring Miles Teller Wins Top Prizes

    The 2014 Sundance Film Festival awards are in. We'd provide greater context, but we're really tired, plus we hope you've been reading our reviews and learning a little bit along the way. If not, stay tuned for Monday when we do a much larger Sundance recap from everything we saw, plus an upcoming Su...

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    Miles Teller Talks Getting Bloody in Sundance Hit 'Whiplash,' Turning Nasty in 'Divergent' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    I thought Miles Teller had a future when I saw his 2010 drama "Rabbit Hole." I figured he had a career when I saw him opposite Shailene Woodley in Sundance romance "The Spectacular Now." I knew he was star when I saw him hold his own opposite the mighty J.K. Simmons in Sundance opening night hit "Wh...

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    'Whiplash' Lands at Sony Pictures Classics: Sundance Breaking News

    The first buzz title unveiled at Sundance on opening night, rookie director Damien Chazelle's adrenaline-pumped performance anxiety nightmare "Whiplash," starring an incendiary J.K. Simmons as an abusive college music professor and Miles Teller as a young jazz drummer, has landed at Sony Pictures Cl...

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    Sundance Review: 'Whiplash' Evokes High Anxiety

    The first buzz title unveiled at Sundance, Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash," is an intense anxiety dream about a young college jazz musician ("The Spectacular Now"'s Miles Teller) who aspires to be a memorable drummer like Buddy Rich.

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    Oscars and Sundance Collide, from Redford's Diss to 'Whiplash' Oscar Buzz (PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO)

    The Eccles Theatre opening night was packed with press and distributors for the unveiling of hot buzz title "Whiplash." Roadside Attractions was not responding to Sundance founder and Oscar-snubbed Robert Redford's criticism of their "All is Lost" marketing efforts. They're moving on to the business...

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    Sundance Review: ‘Whiplash’ Starring Miles Teller Leads With The Different Beat Of A Very Different Drum

    Opening the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, writer-director Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” may not seem to tread any new ground at first, with Andrew (Miles Teller) trying to thrive and survive in the hyper-competitive, hyper-stressed world of a Musical Conservatory in New York City. Andrew is talented a...

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    Meet the 2014 Sundance Filmmakers #14: Damien Chazelle's 'Whiplash' Brings a Terrifying New Element to the Sound of Music

    Countering the norms of the music genre, Damien Chazelle's latest film "Whiplash" drills famed drummer Charlie Parker into the minds of its viewers, and returns the favor by placing the viewers inside the mind of the severely ambitious Charlie, where the quest for greatness has never been depicte...

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    Sundance First Look: Jason Schwartzman & Elisabeth Moss In 'Listen Up Philip' & Miles Teller In 'Whiplash'

    More stars, more directors and lots of exciting stuff hitting Sundance. Our look at the movies hitting Utah continues with two indie filmmakers tackling some bigger movies....

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