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    Interview: Brit Marling Writes and Toplines Anarchist Thriller 'The East,' "an action film for a girl" (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Brit Marling is a fascinating example of a brainy talent who in 2009 turned her back on the financial security of Wall Street to follow her yen to make movies. She and her Georgetown buddy Zal Batmanglij, while they were unable to get work in film, spent that first summer trawling around the country...

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    Meet Andrea Riseborough: Rising Star of 'W.E.,' 'Oblivion,' 'Shadow Dancer,' 'Birdman' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    I like meeting actors for the first time, when their careers are starting to take off, before they've erected that protective coating that movie stars often need to survive. I was curious to check out Andrea Riseborough, especially, because she's one of those actresses--much like Meryl Streep-- who ...

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    Cannes: Asghar Farhadi Talks Fest Favorite 'The Past,' Starring Actress Winner Berenice Bejo

    In what’s turning out to be a very strong year for the Cannes Competition, it’s hard to pick a front-runner at the festival’s midway point. As many critics rate the chances of Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s “Like Father, Like Son” (not least because of a family-ties dynamic many assume will appeal to Jury pres...

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    Greta Gerwig on Her and Noah Baumbach's Personal Connection to 'Frances Ha,' Her Transition to Directing and What Makes a Good Director

    Having starred in films by Whit Stillman, Woody Allen and Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig has officially become something of indie film's collective muse. After first turning heads with her raw, naturalistic performances in the "mumblecore" movement that she had a hand in spawning, she made a seamless t...

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    'Frances Ha' Breakout Mickey Sumner On Shooting Guerrilla Style for Noah Baumbach and Playing Patti Smith in Upcoming Film

    Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha" is full of big surprises. When it premiered at Telluride last September it seemed to materialize out of nowhere, having been shot in secret quite successfully the previous year. Another welcome surprise of the film is the unheralded arrival of young British actress Micke...

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    How Katie Aselton Made Feminist Thriller 'Black Rock' (EXCLUSIVE CLIP, TRAILER)

    Katie Aselton is yet another indie actress-writer-director who has taken matters into her hands. There's no point in waiting around for careers to come to you. With some financial freedom from FX hit comedy series "The League," in which she stars with her multi-hyphenate husband Mark Duplass, who di...

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    Bradley Cooper Is New Model Smart Star

    As "Silver Linings Playbook" comes out on DVD, which earned Bradley Cooper his first best actor Oscar nomination, well-reviewed "Place Beyond the Pines" is playing around the country, "The Hangover Part III" hits theaters on May 24, and Steven Spielberg has picked as his next movie "American Sniper,...

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    Rebecca Eaton Talks 'Mystery' and the Return of Dorothy Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey

    Lord Peter Wimsey solved his first murder in 1923, made his debut on live television in 1947 and his television series debut on Masterpiece Theatre in 1972, and has just bounded into the 21st century in an Acorn Media DVD of that 1972-1975 television series starring Ian Carmichael. "Masterpiece" Exe...

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    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley Talks IFC's 'Sightseers'

    Brit filmmaker Ben Wheatley had brought his prior two low-budget features, "Down Terrace" and "Kill List," to the Cannes market. Then he made his proper Cannes debut with "Sightseers" in the Director's Fortnight, an unexpected breakout during an unexceptional year. Then the film played the fest circ...

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    'Sun Don't Shine' Duo Kate Lyn Sheil and Kentucker Audley On Braving the Florida Swamps for Amy Seimetz and Working on Ti West's Upcoming Horror

    Amy Seimetz's "Sun Don't Shine," which is currently in limited release after debuting at SXSW last year, is a startling, visceral freshman film from the "Upstream Color" star. In addition to receiving plenty of support in the form of rave reviews (you can read ours here), the film also serves as an ...

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