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    A Second Chance for MUD

    In many ways, "Mud" is a throwback to good old-fashioned storytelling. It takes us back to Mark Twain, back to childhood, back to the rhythms of nature.

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    Why Can't America's Heartland See Itself on the Big Screen?

    Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" neatly summarizes the relationship that contemporary Hollywood films commonly have to the vast, diverse American landscape. The city is where things happen: where news is made and disseminated, where heroes and villains can stage their big coming out, and where people an...

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    Watch: 'Making A Story' Short Films With Cate Blancett, Greta Gerwig, Bradley Cooper & More Directed By Janusz Kaminski

    When Janusz Kaminski isn’t lensing his often Oscar-nominated work on a batch of Steven Spielberg’s finest films, including “Schindler’s List," “Saving Private Ryan," and most recently “Lincoln," the cinematographer also occasionally settles into the director’s chair. Three films (including the under...

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    Casting Watch: Kirsten Dunst Joins Jeff Nichols' Superpower Thriller 'Midnight Special,' with Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton

    Kirsten Dunst has won the female lead in Jeff Nichols’ latest, “Midnight Special,” being produced by Warner Bros. Joel Edgerton and Michael Shannon, who was directed by Nichols in both “Take Shelter” and “Mud,” are also set to star.

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    Kirsten Dunst Joins Joel Edgerton & Michael Shannon In Jeff Nichols' 'Midnight Special'

    Depending on your own age, you'll be horrified in varying degrees by the revelation that 2014 marks Kirsten Dunst's 25th year in showbusiness. The actress—still only 31—made her debut in Woody Allen's segment of "New York Stories," before going on to notable early roles in "The Bonfire Of The Vaniti...

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    Stream This: 'Mud,' Hugh Jackman In 'The Fountain,' Woody Allen's 'The Purple Rose Of Cairo' & More on VOD This Week

    Hello streamers, and welcome back to our weekly search for the best of what's available to watch on the World Wide Web. The home entertainment system reigns supreme for another day, as two late summer flicks appear on VOD before their big screen release and a well-received picture, fresh off its the...

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    Jeff Nichols On Following Up 'Take Shelter' With 'Mud': "It moves unlike anything else I've made."

    At 33, "Mud" writer/director Jeff Nichols is the youngest filmmaker in competition for the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The Little Rock native slayed festivalgoers with his critically acclaimed 2007 domestic drama "Shotgun Stories" and reteamed with that film's star, Michael Shann...

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    Exclusive: Jeff Nichols Talks John Carpenter-Esque 'Midnight Special,' Wants To Make 'Tremors'-Style Film & More

    Yesterday we sat down with Jeff Nichols, the talented indie filmmaker behind "Shotgun Stories," "Take Shelter," and this week's "Mud" which stars Matthew McConaughey in another great post-career resurgence performance (more from our interview later this week). While we had him, we couldn't help but ...

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    Russian Epic 'Waiting for the Sea' to Open Rome Film Festival, Jeff Nichols to Chair Competition Jury

    Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov's "Waiting for the Sea" will open the 7th Rome Film Festival on November 9. Russian director and screenwriter Khudojnazarov, known for "Luna Papa," spent six years creating and filming "Waiting for the Sea." The Festival, which runs until November 17th, will be presided over ...

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    Jeff Nichols Talks About His Trust In Sony Pictures Classics & 'Take Shelter''s Memorable Ending

    And More From The Cast & Filmmaker Of The Apocalyptic DramaLady luck is currently showing Arkansas filmmaker Jeff Nichols her pearly whites. Though his strong debut feature "Shotgun Stories" took years to complete and be unleashed into the world, his sophomore effort "Take Shelter" was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics before they even saw a cut. In addition to that, its two principal players, Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain, are having a banner year and are quickly rising to household name-status. To top it all off, the filmmaker is already lensing his next feature, "Mud," in addition to writing yet another movie. Needless to say, Nic...

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