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    'West of Memphis' Director Amy Berg Talks New Evidence in Arkansas Case UPDATE: New Trailer

    "It's a living, breathing thing," says director Amy Berg of The Sony Pictures Classics film "West of Memphis" (December 25), backed by producer-financeers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, which revisits the 18-year imprisonment of the innocent “West Memphis 3”: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie M...

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    Naomi Watts Talks 'The Impossible,' 'Diana,' 'Mulholland Dr.' & Her Favorite Films [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

    Naomi Watts is busy again after a few years of staying under the radar. Yes, she took some time off, after some films that didn't turn out as well as she'd like. Her upcoming roles suggest that she's insisting on quality. Watts earned one Oscar nomination for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 2004 "21 ...

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    EXCLUSIVE CLIP & Interview with 'Starlet' Director Sean Baker on Keeping it Vérité with Dree Hemingway

    Sean Baker's second feature, "Prince of Broadway," a micro-budget vérité film shot in New York City's wholesale fashion district, won a slew of festival awards after its debut at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2008 (winning Best Narrative Feature) and landed on many Best of 2010 lists...

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    Immersed in Movies: Mendes Talks Bond Resurrection in 'Skyfall'

    Why all the swooning over "Skyfall?" Because, oddly enough, after 50 years we've only just begun exploring James Bond's troubled psyche, and because director Sam Mendes has brilliantly made up for lost time by engineering the best possible conceit: an existential crisis for our iconic superspy...

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    Paul Thomas Anderson, American Cinematheque's Young Master, on Acting, Film vs. Digital, 'Die Hard' & More

    Paul Thomas Anderson - the American Cinematheque's Young Master who is enjoying a retrospective at their Aero Theater on November 10, 11 and 13 -- recently spoke with MovieHole about his "Boogie Nights" characters, the film vs. digital divide, writing "The Master," working with actors and "glazing ...

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    Oscar Watch: Spanish Sleeper 'The Impossible,' McGregor Talks True Survival Saga

    Guillermo del Toro, who knows how to spot talent, helped to push J.A. Bayona's 2007 smart horror Spanish Oscar entry "The Orphanage" into an international smash hit ($79.6 million). The same trio behind that movie, Bayona, NYU-educated screenwriter Sergio Sanchez and producer Belen Atienza, became f...

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    Cotillard and Schoenaerts Talk the Mystery of Audiard's 'Rust and Bone' [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

    "Rust and Bone" is the first film that Marion Cotillard has carried on her shoulders since playing Edith Piaf. But her supporting roles --in Michael Mann's "Public Enemies," Christopher Nolan's "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises," Rob Marshall's "Nine," never failed to steal the show.

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    Immersed in Movies: Zemeckis Talks 'Flight' and the 'Digital Stew'

    While "Flight" marks Robert Zemeckis' return to live-action, he rejects the notion that he spent the last decade wandering in the virtual woods with performance capture. In fact, the Oscar-winning director likes to quote Francois Truffaut in explaining that his movies have always been about "truth a...

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    Immersed in Movies: Previewing 'Rise of the Guardians'

    DreamWorks' "Rise of the Guardians" (November 21) is an exquisite and enchanting adaptation of William Joyce's magnificent and epic "Guardian" book series, which reinvents some of our favorite fairy tale icons. First-time director Peter Ramsey, who cut his teeth doing storyboards for David Fincher a...

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    'SEAL Team Six' Director John Stockwell Talks Fact and Fiction, Harvey Weinstein, 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    Rushing out the fast-and-dirty TV movie of a big news story before the Hollywood class-act hits is nothing new. It's just odd that Harvey Weinstein got into the act with fiction film "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Bin Laden." This is hardly Oscar or even Emmy fare. What exactly motivated the movie mogu...

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