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Watch: Steven Soderbergh's "Butcher's Cut" Of Michael Cimino's 'Heaven's Gate'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 21, 2014 3:38 PM
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As we noted in our feature, Critical Reassessment: 11 Films That Have Been Reconsidered Over Times, Michael Cimino's "Heaven's Gate" has gone from cautionary tale of budgetary excess and directorial hubris, to something closing in on masterpiece status in the eyes of some critics. Indeed, a restoration, festival screenings and a Criterion Collection edition have restored the the status of Cimino's film, but before all of that happened, Steven Soderbergh put his own imprint on the infamous film.

Exclusive: Greg Jacobs Will Direct Channing Tatum And Co. In 'Magic Mike' Sequel, Title Revealed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 28, 2014 5:00 PM
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Hot on the heels of Joe Manganiello's informal announcement that the sequel to Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike" will shoot this fall, new details about the stripper dramedy have emerged. "I think they’re going to announce it soon," the actor said. And he's right.

20 Films About Doubles And Doppelgangers

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 13, 2014 3:10 PM
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Double and Doppelgangers feature
In a culture of cellphone-snapped selfies it’s hard to imagine a time when people might have been afraid of their own image. But Facebook walls and Instagram feeds to the contrary, for the vastly longer portion of human history, to see a perfect replica of yourself was an uncanny event, impossible even, exemplified by the belief shared by some native tribes in the early days of photography, that it could take away your soul. Or perhaps they were just being super cautious about ownership of their brand image.

Steven Soderbergh Throws Himself Under The Bus For ‘The Underneath’; Talks Criterion ‘King of The Hill’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 11, 2014 3:18 PM
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Steven Soderbergh is nothing if not candid. And self-critical. But unless you're a longtime fan you may not have heard the always-frank filmmaker essentially throw himself underneath the bus for Universal/Gramercy Picture’s 1995 crime film, "The Underneath” starring Peter Gallagher, William Fichtner, Elisabeth Shue and Alison Elliott. A remake of 1949's noir "Criss Cross," the film came at a critical time in the filmmaker's development and a tumultuous one in his life. He had started his career with the Palme d'Or breakthrough "Sex Lies & Videotape," a film that essentially jumpstarted the American indie film scene ("it's all downhill from here,” he quipped during his acceptance speech), but his subsequent efforts didn't connect with audiences.

Watch: Clive Owen Revealed In New Teaser For Steven Soderbergh's 'The Knick'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2014 9:02 PM
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The Knick Promo
New York City in the early 1900s was dirty, filthy... a place of innovation, and one of danger, where everyone strived to make the most in a city teeming with opportunity. But whether you were rich or poor, everybody was the same when you went under the knife at Knickerbocker Hospital. And that's where the action is centered in "The Knick," Steven Soderbergh's ten-part miniseries for Cinemax.

David Gordon Green & Steven Soderbergh Bring ‘Red Oaks’ To Amazon Studios, Green Downplays Chris Pine Thriller

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 6, 2014 9:36 AM
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Steven Soderbergh has always been one of director David Gordon Green’s models for an ideal career path, and it’s a perplexing thought that the two filmmakers previously haven’t secured a reason to collaborate. They came close—Green’s adaptation of “A Confederacy of Dunces" promised Soderbergh as producer, before the film collapsed under studio politics—but now a prime opportunity has finally arrived, thanks to the heads over at Amazon Studios.

Watch: 4 Bloody Teasers For Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax Series 'The Knick' Starring Clive Owen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2014 11:01 AM
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There's yet another reason to stay away from the multiplex and sit on the couch, and this time it's from the fertile mind of Steven Soderbergh. The director is returning to the small screen (you may have forgotten his short-lived "K-Street") with "The Knick," and some teasers have arrived to give you a little taste.

Watch: Steven Soderbergh's 'Psychos,' His Feature Length Mashup Of The 1960 And 1998 Versions Of 'Psycho'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2014 12:43 PM
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Psychos
"The real trick—as was the case in 'Psycho'—is: can you keep the plot a secret and convince people to go without really telling them why they should go?" director Steven Soderbergh asked during an MSN interview about his final theatrical film "Side Effects." "The best case scenario is people coming in cold. Then you have the most fun." But merely tipping his hat to Alfred Hitchcock wasn't enough for the filmmaker, who has gone a bit further in deconstructing the iconic thriller.

'House Of Cards' To 'Her' To The Smiths: Here's What Steven Soderbergh Watched, Read & Listened To In 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2014 12:11 PM
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While we may marvel at James Franco's ability to do twenty thousand things at once, Steven Soderbergh may have him beat. Though he may have "retired" from making movies, Soderbergh still has a TV show coming up ("The Knick"), producing gigs, Broadway productions and more all in various states—not to mention running his site Extension 765—so we have no idea how he still has time to watch, read and listen to music at such a prolific rate. Because seriously, just check out his methodical list of everything he watched, read and listened to (or at least bought on vinyl) in 2013.

Exclusive: Go Behind The Scenes Of 'Visitors' With Godfrey Reggio, Steven Soderbergh, Philip Glass & Jon Kane In 8-Minute Look

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2014 12:45 PM
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"The stunningly photographed, often difficult, always transfixing film was not the most satisfying creation on display at TIFF, or for many cinemagoers, its most alluring. But it was without question its most important," correspondent Christopher Schobert wrote in his review of Godfrey Reggio's "Visitors" from Toronto last fall. "Here is a movie that defies simple interpretation and renders reviews—this one included—almost meaningless." And it's hardly a surprise the man behind the still influential trilogy "Koyaanisqatsi," "Powaqqatsi" and "Naqoyqatsi" has once again created a cinematic experience that is beyond words.

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