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    Why Sebastian Junger Made and Self-Released 'Restrepo' Sequel 'Korengal,' New HBO Doc (VIDEO)

    Vanity Fair writer Sebastian Junger is well-known not only for "The Perfect Storm" (which was made into a George Clooney action movie) and his intrepid war reporting--which he ended after the untimely death in Libya of his long-time partner, British Vanity Fair photographer and cinematographer Tim H...

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    Los Angeles Film Festival: Sundance-Winning College Satire 'Dear White People' Challenges Audiences (INTERVIEW)

    "Dear White People" was one of those first features we often see at the Sundance Film Festival that charges out of the gate exploding with all the things the young filmmaker wants to say. This week, it plays the Los Angeles Film Festival.

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    WATCH: Video Interview with 'Land Ho!' Co-Stars Paul Eenhoorn and Earl Lynn Nelson, the Unlikely Hits of Sundance

    The unlikely stars of Sundance 2014, Paul Eenhoorn and Earl Lynn Nelson, Explain How they Made Raucous Comedy "Land Ho!"

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    Debra Granik Goes Rogue with First Doc 'Stray Dog' (LAFF World Premiere)

    Filmmaker Debra Granik earned an impressive four Oscar nominations for 2010's "Winter's Bone," including best picture, actress (Jennifer Lawrence), supporting actor (John Hawkes) and adapted screenplay. Clearly all the talent on display in 2004's "Down to the Bone," which boosted the career of Vera ...

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    The Man Inside the Bird: Caroll Spinney and Filmmakers Look Back on 45 Years of 'Sesame Street'

    A new documentary examines the life of Caroll Spinney, who plays Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street."

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    Why David Michôd Steered Clear of Hollywood to Shoot 'The Rover' with Pearce and Pattinson (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    After Oscar-nominated "Animal Kingdom" hit Hollywood, Australian director David Michod was the talk of the town, doing rounds of meetings and reading stacks of scripts. One day he told his agents: "I want to stop reading, I'm not getting any work done." That film, which debuted at Cannes as a midnig...

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    Watch: Jean-Luc Godard Gives a 45-Minute Interview About His Mind-Boggling 'Goodbye to Language 3D'

    Last month Indiewire was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to watch French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard's "Goodbye to Language 3D" at Cannes. Now, Godard has sat down with Canon Europe to discuss the making of his latest picture, which was shot in 3D.

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    'The Rover' Cinematographer Talks Filming Pearce and Pattinson--"he's a natural" (VIDEO)

    The Rover," the Australian dystopian crime drama from director David Michod ("Animal Kingdom") is a fascinating cross between a western and neo-noir. And the pairing of Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson is an intense psychological study of abuser and enabler. For Argentinian cinematographer Natasha Br...

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    Mexican Director Amat Escalante Talks Violent Love Story 'Heli,' Out Now in Select Cities

    When it screened at Cannes in 2013, the Mexican film “Heli” raised eyebrows and some hackles for its unsparing evocation of Mexico’s drug-war violence, including torture. A compelling story of one simple family who, through no real fault of their own, stumble into a nightmare, “Heli” was director Am...

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    Oscar Watch: DreamWorks' 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Leads Animation Race

    Looking for a summer Oscar contender? 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' is the frontrunner for animated feature. DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg and producer Bonnie Arnold take us behind the making of the movie.

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