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Contest: Win Lars von Trier's 'The Five Obstructions' On DVD

The Five Obstructions
Of the many provocations Lars von Trier has delivered over the years, "The Five Obstructions" might be his most satisfying. The 2003 documentary might not be his most well known title, but if you're a fan of the director, you'll want to catch up with it quick. Read More »

Contest: Win 'Under The Skin' Soundtrack CDs Signed By Mica Levi & Jonathan Glazer

Under The Skin
One of our 10 Movies To See In April and part of the 21 Best Films Of 2014 We've Already Seen, if you're a regular reader of the site, you already known how much we like Jonathan Glazer's mesmerizing "Under The Skin." And while the visuals of the film are inspired and breathtaking, and Scarlett Johansson's performance pitch perfectly enigmatic, one other star of the production is the score by Mica Levi. And according to the director, he can't imagine his film without it. Read More »

Contest: Win Apple TV & iTunes Giftcard Courtesy Of Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

Nymphomaniac
Have you experienced "Nymphomaniac" yet? Well, if you're ready for some adventurous viewing that will mash down all the provocative buttons it can, you'll want to order up Lars von Trier's latest right now. But free is always more fun than paying for it, and so we've got a pretty great prize pack today for those who have yet to take the plunge into VOD. Read More »

Contest: Win 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Though the epic drama about the life of anti-Apartheid activist and politician didn't make into the Oscar mix in the way some might have thought, "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" is still worth a watch to understand the struggles and victories of a man who made history in South Africa. And with the leader passing away in December, perhaps now more than ever is the time for those unfamiliar with his legacy to start learning about where it all again. Read More »

Win Tickets To Los Angeles Screening Of ‘The Raid 2’ Plus Q&A With Diretor Gareth Evans

The Raid 2
For fans of visceral, precisely orchestrated action director Gareth Evans might be the best filmmaker to come down the pike in ages. His latest, “The Raid 2: Berandal,” a sequel to the ever-popular “The Raid,” continues where the last movie left off and pounds the viewer with 2.5 hour of intense action layered with a sprawling saga of undercover cops, corrupt family dynamics and the drama of organized crime. Read More »

Contest: Win Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' On Blu-ray

The Grandmaster
Cinema history has no shortage of kung-fu and martial arts flicks, but few of them have been as beautiful as Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster." This big screen tale matched the furious flurry of feet and hands with gorgeous sets and beautifully staged scenes. And now, you can have a chance to bring that experience home in high-def. Read More »

Contest: Win 'Fruitvale Station' Blu-ray Plus Posters Signed By Michael B. Jordan & Ryan Coogler

Fruitvale Station
Nabbing awards at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, with director Ryan Coogler making a big splash in Hollywood as a result (he also made our Breakout Directors Of The Year list), few filmmakers could ask for a better debut turn than "Fruitvale Station." And while the buzz may still be around the movie as it vies for three Independent Spirit Awards (nominated for Best First Feature, Best Male Lead and Best Supporting Female), you might have missed it when it was in theaters. But we're here to remedy that situation. Read More »

Contest: Win Tickets To Godfrey Reggio Film Series In New York, Signed 'Visitors' Poster, Qatsi Trilogy & More

With a background in activism and religion, director Godfrey Reggio's filmography displays a deep concern for humanity, the footprint we leave on the world around us, and our interactions with nature, technology and each other. But his choice of polemic is largely visual, with his revered Qatsi trilogy of films choosing to voice its concerns purely through images, and the haunting scores by Philip Glass. And his latest "Visitors" once again favors powerful visuals, this time through a feature composed of 74 distinct shots. Read More »

Exclusive: James Ponsoldt Talks Going Widescreen In 'The Spectacular Now' Featurette Plus Win The Film On DVD

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  • January 13, 2014 4:16 PM
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The Spectacular Now
2013 is behind us, and 2014 lies ahead, but there are likely still a handful of movies from the past year you haven't yet caught up on. And one worth making room for is James Ponsoldt's "The Spectacular Now."

Contest: Win 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Starring Rooney Mara & Casey Affleck On Blu-ray

Ain't Them Bodies Saints
A passionate crime committed by two passionate people splits them apart, but nothing can put out the flame of attraction in David Lowery's beautiful "Ain't Them Bodies Saints." One of the year's finest films and a festival circuit sensation, if you missed the chance to see it on the big screen then the good news is that you'll soon be able to catch up with it in the comfort of your own home. Read More »

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