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For Your Consideration: 10 Overlooked Actresses Who Deserve Some Awards Season Attention

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 4, 2013 3:05 PM
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Received wisdom says that most years, including this one, the Best Actress field of contenders for the Oscars is "weaker" than their male counterparts, with a fairly limited group of possibilities who are plausible nominees. To which we can only say: horseshit. Every year, but this one in particular, we watch scores of fine female performances be overlooked because they're in small indie movies or because they were overshadowed in reviews by male co-stars or because they're not Meryl Streep.

Bill Murray & Rosemarie DeWitt Join Lisa Cholodenko' HBO Miniseries 'Olive Kitteridge'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 12:06 PM
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For a while there, seeing Bill Murray in a movie was like spotting a rare animal. Tales of his being difficult to reach and non-committal even when taking film roles were the stuff of legend, but it seems these days he just really wants to work. With roles already in three 2014 films — "Monuments Men," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "St. Vincent De Van Nuys" — and currently shooting Cameron Crowe's next effort, Murray has already signed up for his next gig.

Review: Lynn Shelton's 'Touchy Feely' Starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page & Josh Pais

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • September 6, 2013 4:04 PM
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Touchy Feely Rosemarie DeWitt
There's a strange and opaque energy coursing through the veins of Lynn Shelton's languid fifth feature-length effort, "Touchy Feely." It's a little mysterious, to the film’s moody credit, and it’s a little unavailable and removed, to its detriment. Lead actress Rosemarie DeWitt admitted, "I didn't really understand the character when I read the script," in the post Sundance Q&A. "But then I told her I didn't understand her either," Shelton explained. And not only does this sentiment ring true, it’s this mild inscrutableness that muddies this often compelling, occasionally sublime, but ultimately uneven family drama about energy, connections (missed or otherwise) and healing.

Director Jason Reitman Circling 'Men, Women & Children' With Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt And Jennifer Garner

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2013 9:20 PM
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Jason Reitman, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt
Jason Reitman is about to have a very busy Toronto. In addition to unveiling his new film, the already seriously polarizing crime drama "Labor Day," starring Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet (you can read our take on it here), he is also staging one of his starry script readings, this time of Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights." And if that wasn't enough, the director of "Juno" and "Young Adult" is also lining up his next project at the festival: an adaptation of Chad Kultgen's novel "Men, Women and Children," with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and Cameron Diaz attached.

Jared Harris Joins Guy Ritchie's 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' & 'Poltergeist' Remake

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2013 6:24 PM
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Jared Harris
Jared Harris is one of those actors who, no matter the size or quality of the role, we still get excited about seeing onscreen (case in point: the otherwise abysmal "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"). Harris, the son of the legendary Richard Harris, makes any movie infinitely more memorable by his mere presence, adding some much-needed color to even the dreariest of studio affairs. Thankfully, a couple of said studio affairs are getting significantly less dreary thanks to Harris: the actor has recently signed on to costar in both Guy Ritchie's big budget "Man from U.N.C.L.E." and the "Poltergeist" remake for "Monster House"-director Gil Kenan.

Interview: 'Touchy Feely' Director Lynn Shelton Talks Her Meditative Film, Cronenbergian Deleted Scenes & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 4, 2013 1:03 PM
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Lynn Shelton
A different form of improvisation is felt in “Touchy Feely,” the fifth feature from Lynn Shelton; instead of the loose outlines and dialogue of the director’s recent films (“Your Sister’s Sister,” “Humpday”), it’s the film’s subjective and technical experience that feels crafted on the spot and cemented in the editing room. We follow two siblings -- masseuse Abby (Rosemarie DeWitt) and introverted dentist Josh Pais – as they adjust to their surroundings following an unexplained shift in personal energy, and Shelton achieves this through use of micro closeups, swirling sound effects, and an exploratory pace.

Interview: 'Touchy Feely' Star Rosemarie DeWitt On Reverse Character Arcs, Gil Kenan's 'Poltergeist' Remake & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 3, 2013 12:08 PM
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Touchy Feely, Rosemarie DeWitt
A last-minute casting switch may have led actress Rosemarie DeWitt to Lynn Shelton’s fourth feature “Your Sister’s Sister,” co-starring Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass, but the gamble paid off tremendously — so much so that Shelton envisioned DeWitt specifically when it came to writing her follow-up, “Touchy Feely.” Following Abby, a massage therapist who develops a repulsion to skin on the eve of moving in with her boyfriend (Scoot McNairy), the drama premiered at Sundance this past year (our review here), and boasts a great cast including Allison Janney, Josh Pais, Ellen Page, and Ron Livingston.

Rosemarie DeWitt Joins 'Poltergeist' Remake, Adrien Brody Is 'Banking On Mr. Toad' & More

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 23, 2013 4:07 PM
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It’s a tale of new beginnings, goodbyes and do-overs in this casting roundup. If there’s one constant in Hollywood it’s that things are always changing and that’s still true of this latest casting news which features updates on horror movies, literary adaptations, musicals and more.

Michael K. Williams Joins 'Kill The Messenger' As "Freeway" Rick Ross, Watch Vintage News Segment About The True Story

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2013 6:23 PM
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The CIA has done some dirty deeds, but their links to pushing drugs within the United States itself is still something many don't quite believe, but perhaps after "Kill The Messenger," that might all change. With the Jeremy Renner starring film ramping up to go in front of cameras, the case is starting to get rounded out and two more solid names are on board.

Watch: Trailer For Dramedy 'Touchy Feely' Starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page & Scoot McNairy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2013 3:17 PM
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Premiering at Sundance earlier this year, "Touchy Feely" was a movie that didn't quite connect with us (read our review). That being said, this new trailer for the movie reminded our reviewer of the great moments contained within, and this cast is certainly worth seeing in any movie, no matter what.

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