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5 Movies About F*cked Up Mother/Daughter Relationships

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • October 16, 2013 4:02 PM
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5 Movies About F*cked Up Mother/Daughter Relationships
Being ordered by your mother to "Go to your closet and pray” is hopefully not a parenting technique of which too many of us have had first-hand experience. But then, hopefully also, few enough of us are supernaturally-inclined telekinetic teenaged victims of social exclusion and bullying either. This week “Carrie” is released, the remake of the Brian de Palma stone-cold classic, or the reworking of Stephen King’s wildly popular bestseller, however you choose to look at it. And indeed, however you initially came to it, it’s a story that’s probably familiar to you and its pigs-blood-at-the-prom-scene provides some of the most iconic horror imagery in popular culture.

You're On The Clock, Mister: 20 Great Workplace Comedies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 6, 2013 3:10 PM
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This weekend's broad new studio comedy "The Internship" (our review) concerns a couple of schlubs (former wedding crashers Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) who, finding themselves out of work and hopelessly outdated when it comes to modern technology, apply to become interns at Google. While there, the movie becomes something of a workplace comedy – one in which all of their coworkers are way younger, cuter, and more brilliant.

Listen To Steven Soderbergh & Mike Nichols' Commentary For 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2013 12:30 PM
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With Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" premiering at Cannes in the next few days, and hitting HBO a week on Sunday, we're not going to see a new film from him for a long time, if ever. But as he moves into other ventures, we hope he keeps up his habit of collaborating with great filmmakers on commentary tracks.

Mike Nichols Eyes Directing J.J. Abrams Produced Drama 'One Last Thing Before I Go'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 24, 2013 3:30 PM
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Accomplished director Mike Nichols navigated the transition from comic to director flawlessly, but his films afterward still display a deft handling of light-hearted moments and resonant themes. A viewing of “Primary Colors” or “Charlie Wilson's War” will confirm this, but luckily it seems we won't have to wait much longer for a new example to surface.

5 Great Election Movies To Get You Through Voting Day

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • November 6, 2012 11:01 AM
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As you've probably noticed unless you just this minute slipped out of a coma (and if that's the case, stop reading this and go call your loved ones), it's election day. Four years on from the election of the first African-American commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama is squaring off at the ballot box against the Republican challenger, Mitt Romney in what looks likely to be the tightest election since... well, 2004, probably.

Mike Nichols Says The Moviegoing Experience Is Dying In 'Carnal Knowledge' Chat With Jason Reitman

  • By Cory Everett
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  • June 14, 2011 7:17 AM
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Plus 7 More Things Learned From The FilmLinc Conversation Sunday NightAs you may already be aware, this past weekend the Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrated the opening of their new film center with a marathon of events that included a conversation between the Coen Brothers and Noah Baumbach and a screening of the '80s cult film “Valley Girl” with its director Martha Coolidge being interviewed by Kevin Smith. But for their final night of the celebration they left a real treat: a screening of the 1971 classic “Carnal Knowledge” with director Mike Nichols there in person for a Q&A moderated by filmmaker Jason Reitman. The film stars a young Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel as two friends beginning to explore the opposite sex, with Candice Bergen and Ann Margret playing the women they become entangled with.

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