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Watch: First Trailer For Lynn Shelton's 'Laggies' Starring Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz & Sam Rockwell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2014 1:00 PM
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Laggies
Director Lynn Shelton has carved out a career of telling intimate stories driven by complex characters, with tales that toe the line between drama and comedy, and easily fall into both camps. And while most of her films had tended to stick to the indie circuit, her upcoming "Laggies" has a chance to find a bigger audience.

Review: Clark Gregg's 'Trust Me' Starring Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell & Saxon Sharbino

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 6, 2014 4:40 PM
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It takes some audacity to open your film with an homage to "Sunset Boulevard," but that doesn't seem to worry Clark Gregg. A journeyman actor valued by filmmakers like David Mamet, Gregg has had a dynamic few years, making his directorial debut with Chuck Palahniuk adaptation "Choke" and an attention-getting role in "The Avengers." Bold as all that may be, he has used this clout to front "Trust Me" as both an actor and director, and you wonder if this reliable screen vet isn't stretching himself a bit thin at this point.

Todd Solondz & Ralph Fiennes To Direct Segments Of Omnibus 'Petersburg' & George Nolfi To Helm Bruce Lee Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2014 10:18 AM
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Russia has made headlines lately for no shortage of reasons (the Olympics, Edward Snowden, Ukraine, you name it) and so there are plenty of stories to tell from the country. Russia’s Ministry of Culture is backing a project that we'd wager they're hoping will shine a different light on the nation, and they're rounding up some big names to help out.

Rachel Weisz & Paul Dano Join Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Youth,’ Sam Rockwell & Anna Kendrick Team For 'Mr. Right' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2014 12:35 PM
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With an Oscar under his arm for "The Great Beauty," Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino is using that momentum to line up Hollywood stars for his next effort, "Youth" (aka "In The Future"), which already has Michael Caine slated to star.

Anna Kendrick, Jake Johnson, Orlando Bloom, Sam Rockwell & More Join Joe Swanberg's New Film ‘Digging For Fire’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 30, 2014 5:35 PM
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Drinking Buddies
For the uninitiated, indie filmmaker Joe Swanberg’s career kind of runs like this (reductively of course): 8 bazillion indies, about 10 a year, from 2005 to 2012 (ok, maybe more like 13 features in seven years with a bunch of shorts thrown in for good measure). They are… ok. But the SXSW Film Festival loves them, dubs them mumblecore and his positioned as the next great white hope for indie filmmaking. People like Noah Baumbach throw some endorsements (and exec-produce a film), but as the heir apparent of anything, well, buzz is always impractical anyhow.

Watch: Trailer For Clark Gregg's Hollywood Satire 'Trust Me' With Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, Allison Janney & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2014 5:59 PM
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Killed off in "The Avengers," and brought back to life for "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Clark Gregg hasn't had much time to rest from his superhero duties, but he did manage enough time to knock out a sophomore directorial effort with "Trust Me." And after premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, it's now headed to theatres and the first trailer has arrived.

10 One-Man Show Movies

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 22, 2014 2:04 PM
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If there's any justice in the world, many of you will spend 85 minutes of your upcoming weekend in a car with Tom Hardy. "Locke," the formally-rigorous, real-time Steven-Knight-directed film opens on Friday, and it's terrific: a taut drama that unfolds like a thriller despite being a small, detail-specific, domestic story; and an absorbing Richard Burton-inflected showcase for its sole onscreen star. Hardy, aided by the offscreen voices of Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott and others via his handsfree phone ( the way Knight organized the calls, so that they came to Hardy "live" is fascinating) is just brilliant, crucially underplaying most of the time, as though aware that with only him onscreen (also immobile), the tiniest tic is magnified exponentially. It's the kind of tour de force that highlights by contrast just where so many other single-actor films go wrong.

Tribeca Review: 'Loitering With Intent' Starring Marisa Tomei And Sam Rockwell

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 21, 2014 6:38 PM
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Loitering With Intent
Writing a movie might be a dramatic process for those in the middle of it, but it's not a terribly cinematic one for those of us watching it unfold. After all, how much emotional and visual oomph can a filmmaker expect to squeeze out of somebody typing into a keyboard (or scribbling in a notebook)? Thankfully, "Loitering with Intent," the very funny, ramshackle new comedy premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, does much to dispense with the actual mechanics of two dudes trying to write a screenplay, instead indulging in the messy familial dynamics that can derail any project, no matter how ambitious or well-planned it might be.

Tribeca Exclusive: Watch First Clip From 'Loitering With Intent' Co-Starring Marisa Tomei, Sam Rockwell & Brian Geraghty

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2014 10:06 AM
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Loitering With Intent
While Cannes might be dominating the buzz at the moment, on Wednesday, April 16th, the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off, bringing audiences cinematic treasures a little bit closer to home. And one movie to keep an eye on is "Loitering With Intent."

Tom Hardy Joins Musical 'London Road,' Ryan Reynolds Visits 'Woman In Gold' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 4, 2014 9:00 AM
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He may have starred in two of the worst blockbusters of recent years -- “Green Lantern” and “R.I.P.D.” -- but don’t hold that against him, given the right film and role (like in this year’s “The Voices”) Ryan Reynolds can shine. Deadline reports Reynolds will stay in the arthouse world with a role in the Helen Mirren-starring “Woman In Gold” alongside Daniel Bruhl, who’s in negotiations with The Weinstein Company.

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