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11 Notable Films You May Not Have Seen In 2012

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 20, 2012 2:30 PM
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Every week (bar the very thinnest parts of the calendar), somewhere between seven and twelve movies end up opening in theaters. On some weekends, it's even more -- the first week of December saw eighteen films begin their theatrical runs. As such, it's hard enough for film writers to stay on top of things, let alone Joe Public, who doesn't have the benefit of free screenings, and DVDs in the post to take the edge off things.

Exclusive: Zal Batmanglij Reveals The 4 Films That Influenced 'Sound Of My Voice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 12:04 PM
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It might seem like a distant memory, but it was at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 where Brit Marling emerged as the next actress on the rise, and swept up along with her were filmmakers Mike Cahill and Zal Batmanglij, as she was the star and co-writer of both their films. And while the former's "Another Earth" was quickly ushered into theaters, Batmanglij had to wait a bit longer, but this spring "Sound Of My Voice" finally hit the big screen.

The Best Films Of 2012...So Far

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 21, 2012 9:58 AM
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It feels like only yesterday that we were talking about the best films of 2011, and yet here we are, nearly at the end of June, and we've seen pretty much everything that the first half of the year has to offer. So with the mid-point of 2012 nearly upon us, we thought we'd look over the best films we've seen in theaters over the last six months.

In Theaters: 'Bernie,' 'The Five-Year Engagement,' And 'Pirates!' Are 'Safe;' 'The Raven' Not So Much

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • April 27, 2012 5:57 PM
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Happy Friday! It’s the last minute run-up to summer blockbuster season, and since no one wants to even contemplate challenging “The Avengers” next week (except for those pranksters over at DC Comics), a swell of smaller, independent, and foreign pictures are hitting theaters this weekend. And with the Tribeca and San Francisco International film festivals in full swing, we’re happy to go along. Despite the blockbuster-less slate, there’s still plenty of mystery, horror, and gun-filled action to (temporarily) sate any action lovers’ palate. Plus a romantic comedy and a maybe-for-children-maybe-for-adults animated feature. Enjoy!

'Sound Of My Voice' Star Brit Marling Talks Playing A Cult Leader & Crafting High Concept Popcorn Movies That Make You Think

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 1:00 PM
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From the outside, the idea of joining a cult, of giving yourself to a random stranger who claims to have an answer or a connection that lead you fuller, happier life or offer some kind of salvation from this world seems absurd. And certainly, to Peter, a school teacher and amateur investagtive journalist in Zal Batmanglij's "Sound Of My Voice," he sees it at first as a topic worth of a documentary. Together with his girlfriend Lorna, they infiltrate a group led by Maggie, an enigmatic but utterly compelling young woman who boldly claims to be from future, and promises her followers to keep them safe from something unsaid that's coming down the line.

Review: 'Sound Of My Voice' A Sparse, Sturdy Debut By Zal Batmanglij With A Star Turn By Brit Marling

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 25, 2012 1:00 PM
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A sterile basement, untouched by tainted hands. A small coalition of the willing, clean, bright-eyed and brimming with a mixture of fear and optimism. A beautiful woman with a secret, clad in white, attached to a breathing apparatus, telling an outlandish story. Like the listeners, you hang on to every word, you cling to every hidden meaning. This is the world of “Sound of My Voice.”

In Over Their Heads Or Investigative Journalism? New Clip From 'Sound Of My Voice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 9:44 AM
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What would happen if you discovered that a young woman, claiming to be from the future, was recruiting followers in your neighborhood? Would you go check it out? And if you did, would you want to return to your everyday routine afterward? That's the question at the heart of this new clip from Zal Batmanglij's "Sound Of My Voice."

No One Is From The Future: New Trailer For Zal Batmanglij's 'Sound Of My Voice' Starring Brit Marling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2012 2:40 PM
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If last year we saw the paranoia and fear of someone leaving a cult in "Martha Marcy May Marlene," in 2012 we'll see those feelings explored from people entering that strange world in "Sound Of My Voice." The film, one of two starring Brit Marling that wowed Sundance audiences in January 2011 (the other being "Another Earth" which hit theaters last summer), is on the way to theaters and after showing off the first twelve minutes a few weeks ago, a standard trailer has arrived, adding another layer of intrigue to the picture.

New Images From Zal Batmanglij's 'Sound Of My Voice' Starring Brit Marling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2012 11:57 AM
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It's one thing for Fox Searchlight to take on a drama about cults from a first time feature filmmaker with no major stars. But it's entirely another thing for the studio to drop a generous helping of the first twelve minutes of the film online, before even a standard trailer has arrived. But that's just what they did earlier this month in a smart move that for anyone who watched (and you should) hooked viewers right into the movie, with the preview ending just at the moment you want to know more.

Watch: First 12 Minutes Of 'Sound Of My Voice' Plus Director Zal Batmanglij Explains Why You Need To See It On Opening Day

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2012 5:41 PM
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There was a lot of buzz around Brit Marling last year at the Sundance Flim Festival and with good reason. As the co-writer and star of "Another Earth" and "Sound Of My Voice," she made a big impression on audiences at Park City and now moviegoers are starting to get a taste. Last summer, the unique sci-fi redemption story "Another Earth" landed in theaters and this spring, Marling's collaboration with co-writer and director Zal Batmanglij in "Sound Of My Voice" will arrive, and to whet your appetites Fox Searchlight has unveiled the first 12 minutes of the film. And it's a knockout (check out our review from SXSW here).

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