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Exclusive: New Photos From 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck & Ben Foster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2013 11:26 AM
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Rooney Mara, Ain't Them Bodies Saints
After seeing "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, we said in our review that it's "a wholly engrossing and impressive piece of work that the movie world will be talking about all year long." Indeed, the chatter around the well-received film is likely to continue as it heads to the south of France next week to screen for international audiences and critics. And today we have some exclusive images from the movie, which is one of our 15 Most Anticipated Indie Films Of The Summer.

Interview: Steven Soderbergh Talks 'Side Effects'; 'Behind The Candelabra' & Comparing 'Dragon Tattoo' Notes With David Fincher

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • February 7, 2013 12:04 PM
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Steven Soderbergh is almost out the door. Last week we rolled out part one of our interview with the filmmaker about his impending retirement from cinema, his process of filmmaking, the "tyranny of narrative," and his upcoming directorial efforts on the stage (including reviving an old film project, "Cleopatra"). Today, we deliver our final part of our lengthy chat with the director focusing on his Scott Z. Burns-penned pharma-thriller-caper, "Side Effects."

Review: 'Side Effects' A Satisfying, Twisty Psychodramatic Thriller From Steven Soderbergh

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 1, 2013 9:00 AM
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"Side Effects," a twisty-turny psychodrama and thriller, will occupy a special place in the Steven Soderbergh oeuvre. Since his highly influential debut "sex, lies, and videotape" single-handedly launched the American independent film revival, his body of work has included 26 films that have covered an absurd amount of topical ground, nevermind all the genres he's dipped into. If all goes according to plan, "Side Effects," will be the last Steven Soderbergh movie ever released theatrically. In some ways this puts an almost unfair amount of pressure on the complex little thriller, especially considering that the film may be better suited for premium cable than his upcoming HBO Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra." The picture's conspiratorial late-night tone and fleshy after hours luridness was practically built for watching at night, when our parents think we've gone off to bed (think '80s films directed by folks like Adrian Lyne). Like much of his recent output, "Side Effects" is a somewhat slight genre exercise, but given that it's Soderbergh, it's stylistically unparalleled, totally gripping and occasionally devastating in its emotional presentation thanks to its two leads Rooney Mara and Jude Law.

Watch: Take Another Dose With The New Trailer For Steven Soderbergh's 'Side Effects'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2013 2:47 PM
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So, we may have had four weeks of movies already in the new year, but frankly, 2013 doesn't start for us cinematically until next week, when Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects" arrives. It seems to be the first movie of the year that wasn't dumped or forgotten about by the studios, and made with some real intent and purpose. And now another whole new look at the picture has arrived.

Watch: 'Side Effects' Goes Over The Counter With 3 More Clips

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 31, 2013 10:25 AM
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Steven Soderbergh’s penultimate film “Side Effects” is, for many people, the first film of 2013 that’s worth seeing. Starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones, the psychological thriller already unveiled a couple of clips, and now three more have arrived for people to take a gander at before the movie comes out a week from now.

Watch: Rooney Mara Sleepwalks & Just Needs 5 Minutes In New Clips & TV Spot For 'Side Effects'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 10:21 AM
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Thus far, 2013 has been a major drag for new movies, with January once again proving to be the drop-off zone for movies that studios regret making. But thankfully, February is less than a week away and the cinematic horizon looks a bit brighter. One movie many are already talking about is Steven Soderbergh's penultimate picture, "Side Effects."

Watch: Rooney Mara Looks Amazing In New Clip From Steven Soderbergh's 'Side Effects'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2013 2:05 PM
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If there's one thing that's beginning to buzz around Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects," it's that you pretty much want to go in as fresh as possible. The movie has started screening in advance of its release next month, and the general feeling is that the trailers give too much away. If you want the best experience possible, you'll want to settle in to this film without knowing anything. But we're pretty sure this clip should be okay to watch.

Watch: Get Treated With The New U.K. Trailer For Steven Soderbergh's 'Side Effects'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 23, 2013 8:36 AM
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So far, the 2013 movie season has been pretty dreadful. Aside from Oscar-nominated pictures going into wider release, there hasn't been much to choose from at the multiplex, but relief is around the corner. Steven Soderbergh continues the run into his hiatus with one of two movies he'll be dropping this year, the thriller "Side Effects." A brand new U.K. trailer featuring lots of new footage has arrived to serve up a fresh look at the film.

Sundance Review: The Searing 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Burns With Intense & Visceral Portent

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 20, 2013 11:50 PM
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Set in 1970s Texas, but stationed inside an authentic milieu that feels timeless and classic, David Lowery's second feature-length effort, "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," is the culmination of a filmmaker who has put in over a decade of work in the trenches as an editor, cinematographer, writer, electrical department hand and more (fun fact: he's also the editor of Shane Carruth's "Upstream Color"). The jack of all trades is not only fluent in several languages within the vocabulary of this medium, he clearly has an innate understanding of each. Lowery is the real deal and understands filmmaking, and this is abundantly clear in this searing, romantic crime drama and love story.

New Images From Steven Soderbergh's 'Side Effects,' Scott Z. Burns Calls Film "His Attempt At Modern Noir"

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 10, 2013 11:09 AM
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“Gangster Squad” may have earned the title of First Major DisappointmentOof 2013, but new movies from both Park Chan-Wook and Steven Soderbergh around the corner, are enough to keep morale high. Park is of course taking a gamble with his first English-language film “Stoker,” but with the Rooney Mara/Channing Tatum thriller “Side Effects,” Soderbergh has his retirement in mind, looking to exit on a high note as two new images and a few choice quotes appear to suggest.

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