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Rebecca Hall Talks 'The Awakening,' 'Iron Man 3' & How "You Can't Fake Adrenaline"

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 21, 2012 12:00 PM
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Since first emerging on screen in 2006 at the age of 24, with impressive roles in "The Prestige" and "Starter For Ten," Rebecca Hall has been one of the most exciting young actresses of her generation. Cropping up in everything from Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and Ron Howard's "Frost/Nixon" to Nicole Holofcener's "Please Give" and Ben Affleck's "The Town," Hall has consistently wowed in her smaller performances, even winning a BAFTA for her turn in "Red Riding: In The Year Of Our Lord 1974."

In Theaters: Find Yourself 'Beloved' Of 'Cosmopolis' & 'ParaNorman' Or Get An 'Awakening' With 'The Expendables 2'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • August 17, 2012 4:37 PM
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Hi there! It’s a regular Halloween in August as this weekend’s new releases do much to call back the spirits of the past. These films continue franchises, hearken familiar genre themes, adapt previously published material, or just feature ghosts in plain sight. Less spooky than mirthful, these movies are more about paying due (or getting paid) than paying off a debt with blood and gore. Still, a scare or two may not be far away. Get ready…

Review: Rebecca Hall Chiller 'The Awakening' Is Flawed, But Also Kind Of A Blast

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 16, 2012 10:01 AM
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All too often, the horror genre is at the less respectable end of the critical spectrum, with cheap, gory exploitation fare designed to bring in hordes of teenagers on opening weekend, and not do much beyond that. But there have been exceptions over the years, in the form of a classier kind of scare fest, a tradition that goes back to films like "The Innocents," and that is currently kept alive by international filmmakers like Guillermo Del Toro, Alejandro Amenabar and Juan Antonio Bayona.

Watch: First 10 Minutes From Rebecca Hall-Led Chiller 'The Awakening' Plus 2 More Clips From The Film

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 10, 2012 2:45 PM
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While the Rebecca Hall and Dominic West-led “The Awakening” has been rolling out in theaters across the world for some time now, the fright show is only just receiving a Stateside release in limited run theaters next week. While buzz on the film hasn’t exactly been deafening, one of our writers found it to be “flawed, but also kind of a blast,” and the film’s trailer certainly gave off a distinct atmosphere of true horror.

Watch: Trailer For Brit Horror Flick 'The Awakening' Starring Rebecca Hall & Dominic West

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2012 5:31 PM
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As regular readers already know, we'll pretty much watch anything with the talented Rebecca Hall, and while her choices can sometimes be spotty ("Lay The Favorite," "A Bag Of Hammers") she's always a worthwhile presence. And thus our interest in the period-horror piece "The Awakening," which on the face of it looks fairly standard but as the trailer reveals, promises to be something with a bit more meat on its bones.

LFF '11 Review: Rebecca Hall Chiller 'The Awakening' Is Flawed, But Also Kind Of A Blast

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 25, 2011 3:49 AM
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It might seem ingracious to complain, but film festivals can sometimes be something of a slog. For every transcendent piece of cinema, there are two or three well-meaning, firmly mediocre pictures clogged with mental illness, child abuse and miserable sex. Which is exactly why most film festivals mix it up a little, with a midnight genre strand, or just introducing something a little more...fun into the mix.

Watch: Trailer For Rebecca Hall Chiller 'The Awakening' Looks Like Spooky Fun

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 15, 2011 1:55 AM
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Certain things just make intrinsically good material for ghost stories. Wide-eyed children, for one. Big empty houses in the middle of nowhere. Pale actresses in period nightdresses. Um, Jimmy McNulty. British chiller "The Awakening" has all of these things in one package, and from the looks of the trailer that just debuted over at The Guardian, it looks like it might be the kind of effectively spooky thriller that we haven't seen in a while.

Magnet Acquire Bobcat Godthwaite's 'God Bless' America,' Cohen Media Group Take 'The Awakening'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • September 14, 2011 3:30 AM
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Plus Sony Pictures Classics Buy Jonathan Demme's 'Neil Young Life' While TIFF continues for a few more days in The Great White North, acquisitions of films are now heating up what was being called a slow buying season for studios, with a steady drip of purchases continuing in the last 24 hours.

New Looks At Whit Stillman's 'Damsels In Distress' & Rebecca Hall-Led Ghost Story 'The Awakening'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2011 4:25 AM
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1998 was the last time we had a film from Whit Stillman—“The Last Days of Disco”—and it has taken thirteen years, and a few projects that never got off the ground, to finally bring the indie filmmaking legend back, and we hope the wait is worth it.

First Image & Synopsis For Rebecca Hall In Ghost Story 'The Awakening'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 13, 2011 2:15 AM
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Ever since debuting in 2006 with very strong performances in "Starter for 10" and "The Prestige," it only seemed a matter of time before Rebecca Hall made her way on to the A-list, and 2010 saw the actress deliver on that promise, with storming turns in "Red Riding: 1974," "Please Give" and the surprise hit "The Town."

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