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    Watch: Indie Spirit Nominee Tilda Swinton's Amazing Year with the Coolest Directors Alive (Exclusive Video)

    Watch: Indie Spirit nominee Tilda Swinton plays a vampire in love in Jim Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive,' and reveals how she found her inner clown in 'Snowpiercer' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' in our exclusive 20-minute video interview.

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    Watch: J.C. Chandor and Oscar Isaac Talk 'A Most Violent Year' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    'A Most Violent Year' director J.C. Chandor and star Oscar Isaac dig into the making of their 1981-set crime saga in this exclusive Thompson on Hollywood video interview.

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    Anna Kendrick Is “Feeling Groovy” With ‘Into The Woods,’ ‘Last Five Years’ and ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

    Is there a harder-working pair of vocal chords in movies these days than Anna Kendrick's? “Into The Woods,” Disney’s screen version of the fairy tale-splicing Stephen Sondheim musical featuring Kendrick as Cinderella opposite Meryl Streep’s Witch, James Corden’s Baker and Chris Pine’s Prince Charmin...

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    Lee Daniels Talks Transition from Film to Fox TV's Hip-Hop Musical 'Empire'

    In our in-depth interview, Lee Daniels explains why he's misunderstood, has stopped reading reviews, and has adapted King Lear as hip-hop musical "Empire" for network television--while not giving up on movies.

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    Ava DuVernay Rides the 'Selma' Surge

    The big question on "Selma," which opened well on Christmas Day, is what took so long?

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    How Christoph Waltz Got 'Big Eyes' Made

    After a decade, screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who first met in the 1980s at USC film school, thought their Margaret Keane biopic "Big Eyes" would never get made. They were used to their delightfully idiosyncratic outsider tales not being deemed commercial by the studios.

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    How Lapine and Marshall Turned Sondheim's 'Into the Woods' Into a Movie Musical (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Marshall and Lapine talk about turning the beloved Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods" into a Disney princess movie. No worries, Sondheim fans. It isn't Disneyfied.

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    The Genius of Mike Leigh's System: Leigh & Cast on Gorgeous 'Mr. Turner'

    Last May at Cannes I sat smack in the middle of the Palais Lumiere and reveled in the most gloriously beautiful movie I had ever seen. It was Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," which went on to win best Actor for Timothy Spall in the title role.

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    How to Play James Brown, By Chadwick Boseman: Study the Man, Listen to Drake

    Chadwick Boseman, who was recently cast as Marvel's "Black Panther," spoke with Indiewire about embodying James Brown for his award-worthy performance in "Get On Up."

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