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Sight & Sound Unveil Full 'Greatest Films Of All Time' List; Robert Altman, Ridley Scott & More Crack Top 100

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 16, 2012 10:31 AM
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Following the reveal at the beginning of the month of the top 50 on the Sight & Sound Greatest Films Of All Time, which caused plenty of debate on its own with "Veritgo" taking over the top spot from "Citizen Kane," the BFI have pulled up the curtain on the entire results of their once-a-decade poll of over 800 critics, academics and festival programmers all over the world.

Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions Get Dirty With Jeff Nichols' 'Mud' Starring Matthew McConaughey; Eyeing 2013 Release Date

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • August 16, 2012 9:36 AM
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Fans of Jeff Nichols’ 2011 film “Take Shelter” may be slightly disappointed to hear they'll have to wait a bit longer to see the director’s latest. “Mud” stars Matthew McConaughey (continuing his remarkable career turnaround) as the eponymous fugitive who forms an unlikely friendship with a pair of Arkansas teens who help him evade capture and reunite with his soulmate Juniper (Reese Witherspoon). Oh, and this being a Jeff Nichols movie, Michael Shannon also stars – no surprise there.

Elle Fanning Dives Into 'Olive's Ocean'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 16, 2012 9:17 AM
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Last year was like a big coming out party for Elle Fanning. The actress gave impressive performances in films as disparate as J.J. Abrams’s “Super 8,” Cameron Crowe's "We Bought A Zoo" and Francis Ford Coppola's "Twixt," with all of these following her breakout turn in Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere” the year before. So it’s no wonder that her profile is continuing to rise, and Deadline reports that Fanning will star in the young adult novel adaptation “Olive’s Ocean.”

Jake Gyllenhaal Does The 'Mississippi Grind' For 'Half Nelson' Directors Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 16, 2012 8:56 AM
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After bursting onto the scene with "Half Nelson," which featured a career-making turn by Ryan Gosling, filmmaking duo Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden haven't exactly lived up to those heights, with the criminally underrated "Sugar" flying below the radar, and the lightweight "Kind Of A Funny Story" not quite landing with the force some were expecting. The filmmakers, however, have a new, exciting project in the works.

Watch: Love, Pleasure & Pain In New Clip From Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 10:28 PM
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"It's not the L. Ron Hubbard story," Philip Seymour Hoffman told Entertainment Weekly in last week's issue. "[Scientology] was one of the bigger movements at the time, but there were a lot of movements at that time. There's nothing about how I'm behaving or talking that echoes [Hubbard]." And while the bigger thematic arc of the film is beginning to show its colors, it seems pretty clear to us that Joaquin Phoenix is being audited in this new clip from the film.

Carey Mulligan To Star In Dark Comedy Thriller 'Nancy And Danny' From Director James Marsh

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 8:53 PM
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Not content to let Tobey Maguire sign up for all the movies in the space created by "The Great Gatsby" delay, Carey Mulligan is getting into the swing of things joining a film that will see her exercise some different acting muscles than we're used to from the actress.

'Bullhead' Director Michael Roskam To Direct Former Darren Aronofsky Project 'The Tiger'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 8:36 PM
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Welcome to Hollywood Michael Roskam. The director made waves with his Oscar-nominated "Bullhead" last year, and is now seeing the buzz turn into some palpable projects. Last week HBO ordered up a pilot of "Buda Bridge," a futuristic crime series he'll direct, with Michael Mann producing, and now he's stepping into his first bonafide Hollywood film, with some more big names backing him up.

Ed Zwick To Direct Bobby Fischer Chess Flick 'Pawn Sacrifice' Starring Tobey Maguire

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 8:21 PM
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Well, with "The Great Gatsby" pushed back to next summer, Tobey Maguire is suddenly free of any press obligations or awards season gladhanding and it looks like he's putting his hat back into the ring of making movies. Just yesterday he signed on to lead and produce "Z For Zachariah" for "Compliance" director Craig Zobel, and now, a project that first rose to the surface a couple of years ago, has some new life.

Tom Hardy & Michael Shannon Will Go Down 'The Long Red Road'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 7:33 PM
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Tom Hardy and Michael Shannon in the same movie? Yep, cool. Just tell us when it's done and we're there....but in case you want to know more, read on....

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Explains Why There Doesn't Need To Be A Spin-Off Movie From 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 15, 2012 6:16 PM
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One: don't read any further unless you've already seen "The Dark Knight Rises." And if you haven't, ask yourself: what's the deal? There will be major spoilers throughout this post. OK? Good. Let's move on and not throw eggs at David Cronenberg for a second.

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