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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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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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"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.

2014 Directors Guild Awards: Alfonso Cuarón Takes The Top Prize For 'Gravity'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 26, 2014 7:14 AM
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The Directors Guild Of America (DGA) announced its 2014 award winners last night and, perhaps to no one’s surprise, Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón won the top directing prize for “Gravity.” A spectacular visual achievement that took four years to make, Cuarón was arguably the frontrunner for some time, but the competition was tough and included Martin Scorsese for “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” David O. Russell for “American Hustle,” Steve McQueen for “12 Years A Slave” and “Captain Phillips”-helmer Paul Greengrass.

Legacies: Steven Soderbergh's Revolutionary 'Sex Lies And Videotape' 25 Years Later

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 23, 2014 7:07 PM
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“I’m a little concerned by what ‘sex, lies’ might have wrought here,’ said Steven Soderbergh at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival, proving even at 27 to be, aside from a promising filmmaker, an unusually thoughtful and prescient commentator on the wider industry. This was scarcely a year after his debut feature had unassumingly premiered at the festival and irrevocably changed the face of the movie world, and already then the sleepy, retrospectively genteel-feeling festival of yore had unmistakably begun its rapid evolution into the titan it is today; a quick glance at our coverage of this year’s Sundance alone can tell you just how far it’s come, in terms of media profile, business activity, not to mention sheer volume of films.

25 Movies That Defined The Sundance Film Festival

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 21, 2014 12:05 PM
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25 Movies That Defined The Sundance Film Festival
As you might have noticed from the wall-to-wall level of coverage over the last week or so, the Sundance Film Festival has grown considerably from its humble beginnings back in 1978, when it was inaugurated as the Utah/US Film Festival and had a remit to showcase exclusively American-made independent films, and to promote filmmaking in the region. Robert Redford's involvement as a guiding patron led to its name change in 1981, from which point on it expanded gradually, until a kind of Cambrian explosion occurred with the arrival of "sex lies & videotape " 25 years ago this, a film that, with only a touch of hyperbole, could be said to have remade the festival into the modern titan it is today.

Chloe Grace Moretz Enters 'The Library' For Steven Soderbergh's Off Broadway Play

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 21, 2014 10:39 AM
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While still dabbling in helpful cuts of his director friends’ films, Steven Soderbergh has kept to his word of retiring from theatrical moviemaking. Currently in the midst of completing his Cinemax miniseries “The Knick”, he—as usual—hasn’t kept satisfied with simply one project on his plate; rather, after much talk of bringing his 2012 stripper pic “Magic Mike” to the Broadway stage, he’s instead selected Off Broadway as his choice for a gripping drama featuring one of Hollywood’s talented young actresses.

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