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Review: Argentina's Outstanding 'The German Doctor' Finds a Heart of Darkness in Gorgeous Patagonia

In the opening sequence of Lucía Puenzo’s “The German Doctor,” a family in 1960 Argentina takes a road trip across the wide, Cinemascoped expanse of Patagonia’s countryside. But they’re not alone. Following closely behind is a blue sedan, and in it, the Angel of Death -- or at least the man who was given that ominous nickname, the notorious Nazi and Auschwitz physician Josef Mengele (played with cunning charm and sinister by German-fluent Spaniard Alex Brendemühl).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 1:55 PM
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Netflix Plans Price Hike for New Subscribers

It's catching on with streaming sites that it's time to charge more for their goods. A couple months ago Amazon Prime announced its annual fee would jump by $20 beginning in 2015. Now Netflix intends to raise its subscription price for new customers by $1 or $2 per month.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 12:39 PM
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New 'Star Wars' Will Cost $200 Million, Casting "Almost Done," George Lucas Still Consulting on Films

Disney chair Alan Horn sat down with Jon Erlichman of Bloomberg Television to discuss the on-the-horizon "Star Wars" trilogy set to unfold over the next several years. Quote highlights, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 12:36 PM
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Exclusive: Stream a Track from Andrew Hewitt's Astonishing Score for 'The Double,' Starring Jesse Eisenberg

Stream the main theme from Richard Ayoade's brilliant "The Double," starring Jesse Eisenberg and his doppelganger, exclusively on TOH! before the film hits theaters and VOD on May 9.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 22, 2014 12:31 PM
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Cannes 2014 Directors' Fortnight Lineup Includes 'Whiplash,' New Films by Boorman, Wiseman and More

After revealing its competition lineup on April 17, Cannes has now unveiled its Directors' Fortnight program for the 67th edition of the fest.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 11:39 AM
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Matt Bean Makes Changes at Entertainment Weekly

New Entertainment Weekly editor Matt Bean, a Time Inc. Sport Illustrated editorial star who took over from Jess Cagle (who now runs People), is making changes. Gone is critic Owen Gleiberman, replaced by younger staffers like Chris Nashawaty.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 22, 2014 11:13 AM
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What Will Spielberg Direct Next? 'Robopocalypse'? 'Montezuma'?

Spielberg is a director who has a hard time making up his mind. Hence the many projects he's constantly attached to. (Sometimes, producers find, the good news of having Spielberg attached becomes bad news, when the movie never gets made.) The latest announcement has Spielberg partnering with old pal Tom Hanks on an untitled Cold War thriller. And there's religious drama "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara" to be released by The Weinstein Co.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 6:14 AM
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RIP Danny Anker: Oscar-Nominated Documentary Filmmaker was 50

Sad to share the news that documentary filmmaker Danny Anker died Monday morning of lymphoma, at the age of 50. He was an Oscar-nominated director (Best Documentary Feature) for "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy" (2000), which was a selection of the Sundance Film Festival and won a Primetime Emmy in 2001.
  • By Annette Insdorf
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  • April 21, 2014 10:22 PM
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Oscar-Winning '12 Years a Slave' Scribe John Ridley's Jimi Hendrix Biopic to Open Seattle Film Fest

Screenwriter John Ridley won an Oscar this year for "12 Years a Slave," and now his sophomore directorial feature "Jimi: All Is By My Side," will be the opening night film at the 40th annual Seattle International Film Festival on May 15.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 21, 2014 3:31 PM
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David Fincher Photographs Rosamund Pike's Smeared Dark Side for W Magazine UPDATED

UPDATE: Rosamund Pike, aka the "Gone Girl" at the center of David Fincher's latest thriller set to hits theaters in October, graces the cover of May's W Magazine. The cover image and photo spread inside were taken by Fincher. Check it out, plus the film's recently released trailer, below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 21, 2014 3:18 PM
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