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Steven Soderbergh Eager To Do A Second Season Of 'The Knick'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2014 2:05 PM
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Steven Soderbergh is back, but it's not with another indie drama, studio blockbuster or any number of his other efforts that fall right in between the two. The small screen is the filmmaker's new home, and in August he strides confidently back behind the camera with "The Knick" (check out the first batch of posters here). It's a chance to see the filmmaker stretch his storytelling muscles, and it's an opportunity he loved taking on.

Exclusive: First Official Poster & 10 Character One-Sheets For Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax Series 'The Knick'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2014 5:54 PM
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When Steven Soderbergh decided to retire from filmmaking, he had more or less stated that as far as his cinematic aspirations go, he had achieved much of what he had set out to do decades ago. But the filmmaker is never one to shy away from a challenge, and it looks like television is providing him an inspired opportunity to tell stories on a grander, more daring scale, with the kind of leeway and freedom he might not get at a Hollywood studio. And that's only one of the reasons we're excited to see "The Knick," the director's upcoming series for Cinemax.

Steven Soderbergh's 'The Girlfriend Experience' Becomes A Starz Series, Amy Seimetz & Lodge Kerrigan To Write & Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2014 1:30 PM
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While he's still retired from film, it looks like Steven Soderbergh is getting everything he needs creatively from television. In August his Cinemax series "The Knick" will kick off, and the filmmaker now has another small screen project on the way, inspired by one of his more off-the-beaten-path films.

Watch: New Trailer For Steven Soderbergh's 'The Knick' Brings You To The Not So Modern World Of Medicine

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2014 12:55 PM
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"Game Of Thrones" might be over, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to watch on TV. Indeed, while the networks might getting a bit quiet over the summer season, the cable world is still going very strong, as we recently noted in our Summer TV Preview. And one show way up high on our list is Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick," and a brand new trailer has dropped to show why we're so excited.

Listen: Steven Soderbergh Talks Filmmaking In Extensive Chats With Mark Romanek & Neil LaBute

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 17, 2014 12:23 PM
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While he may have a different definition of “retired” than we do, if Steven Soderbergh has more time to talk about his favorite subject, filmmaking, than we’re all for his continued sabbatical from the big screen, especially since he’s dedicated to working on the small screen. While we wait for the celebrated director to finally write a book on filmmaking – perhaps one that would rival the impact of Robert Rodriguez’s “Rebel Without A Crew” – we’ll make do with some of his famous DVD commentaries, which often find him paired up with a notable guest, and thankfully Film School Thru Commentaries has something to scratch our itch.

Steven Soderbergh Will Be The DP, Editor & Camera Operator On 'Magic Mike XXL'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2014 2:36 PM
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Steven Soderbergh's retirement is quite specific—he's no longer directing feature films. And so, he's free to direct television, as he's done with Cinemax's forthcoming "The Knick," or take any other film-related jobs as long as they don't involve actually helming the project. And so, with that in mind, Soderbergh has decided to wear a few hats on the upcoming "Magic Mike XXL."

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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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.

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