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Sundance Review: Gregg Araki’s 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green & More

  • By Chase Whale
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  • January 25, 2014 3:24 PM
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By now, devoted cinephiles likely know what to expect going into a Gregg Araki movie: sex-crazed teens, an overabundance of nudity (sometimes pretty, sometimes not), a dream-like story wrapped snugly in a nightmare and a killer soundtrack. However, it would be lazy for someone to call it trash cinema—there’s a lot of feeling in his films (please watch "Mysterious Skin" now). Araki is a brilliant director who finds a great deal of meaning in stories of teenage angst and sexual desire, and is perhaps the finest example of coming-of-rage cinema. His latest film, "White Bird in a Blizzard," is his most grownup film to date, but never deviates far from his comfort zone.

Watch: Eva Green Goes Missing In First Trailer For 'White Bird In A Blizzard' With Shailene Woodley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2013 9:24 AM
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Who is left to guide you if your parents disappear? That seems to be the central question of the latest from Gregg Araki, "White Bird In A Blizzard," with the first teaser trailer arriving and promising a slightly more surreal take on the traditional coming-of-age story.

First Images Of Shailene Woodley, Eva Green & Gabourey Sidibe In Gregg Araki's 'White Bird In A Blizzard'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2013 6:09 PM
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It's almost hard to believe but in less than two months all eyes will be on the Sundance Film Festival where an entire year's worth of new indies will be unveiled for everyone to get excited for in 2014. While the lineup has yet to be revealed it's probably a safe bet that Gregg Araki's next effort, "White Bird In A Blizzard" will be there. Once again he brings together a fascinating cast for an unlikely tale.

Eva Green, Gabourey Sidibe & More Join Gregg Araki's 'White Bird In A Blizzard' With Shailene Woodley

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 21, 2012 9:21 AM
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The divisive Gregg Araki has continued casting his next effort, “White Bird In A Blizzard,” with the inclusion of “Law & Order: SVU” star Christopher Meloni and a pair of talented actresses.

Kristin Scott Thomas Joins WWII Drama 'Suite Francaise,' Kid Cudi Scores A 'Two Night Stand,' Shiloh Fernandez Finds Gregg Araki's Latest & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 16, 2012 10:18 AM
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A diverse slate of big-budget studio and indie fare -- from romantic comedy to the latest actioner from “End of Watch” director David Ayer -- are slowly shaping up for production, and that means their cast lists are growing larger, starting with a long-gestating WWII period drama just finding its leads.

'The Descendants' Star Shailene Woodley Joins Gregg Araki's Next Film 'White Bird'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2012 5:22 PM
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While it can easily be said that Gregg Araki is divisive, his edgy films, usually centered on youth, do have their fans. Earning equal amounts of criticism and praise for movies like "The Doom Generation," "Mysterious Skin" and "Smiley Face" (not to mention last year's "Kaboom"), he's gearing up for another effort which will surely be no less interesting, no matter which side you fall on. And that he's rounded up one of the most promising young actresses right now to star adds an extra bit of allure.

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