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Review: 'Noah' Reveals Why Darren Aronofsky Is an Indie Filmmaker

"Noah" is an example of what's wrong with the studios today, and why Darren Aronofsky remains a defiant indie filmmaker.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 24, 2014 3:41 PM
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In Honor of Late Czech Director Vera Chytilova, Stream Avant-Garde Classic 'Daisies'

Famed Czech surrealist director Vera Chytilova died on March 12, 2014 at age 85, but she left behind a wealth of singular films and with them, her uncompromising vision. Here's how to stream one of her most beloved films.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 24, 2014 3:26 PM
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WATCH: 16 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

The latest installment from the indefatigable Marvel superhero machine, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," arrives April 4, and in advance of the big day, 16 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage has hit the web to whet appetites. Check it out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 24, 2014 1:17 PM
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Martin Scorsese and More to Honor Rob Reiner at Film Society of Lincoln Center's Upcoming Gala

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has unveiled its initial list of presenters set for the upcoming 41st Chaplin Award Gala honoring Rob Reiner, on April 28.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 24, 2014 12:53 PM
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Bryan Cranston Talks the Kiss That Got Him Into Acting, Project Quality Over Paychecks, Walter White and More

Bryan Cranston, whose much beloved "Breaking Bad" wrapped last year and is now looking ahead to the upcoming "Godzilla" reboot as well as currently starring as Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway, sat down for a great interview with the Guardian, where he talked everything from sympathy for Walter White, to the importance of project quality over pay offers, the kiss that got him into acting and more. Quote highlights, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 24, 2014 12:26 PM
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Sundance London Unveils Lineup

The lineup for Sundance London, running April 25 through 27, has been revealed. Now in its third year, the fest showcases some of the standout titles from previous Sundances across the pond at London's O2. Check out the full list, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 24, 2014 11:42 AM
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Trailers from Hell and Joe Dante School You on 'Sex Kittens Go to College'

Warner Archive Week! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing "Sex Kittens Go to College."
  • By Trailers From Hell
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  • March 24, 2014 11:25 AM
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Career Watch: Does 'Divergent''s Shailene Woodley Have the Right Stuff to Be a Movie Star?

Critics fell hard for Shailene Woodley in her film debut as George Clooney’s pained yet perceptive teen daughter in 2011’s "The Descendants." But now that she is the heroine of "Divergent," a just-opened sci-fi action franchise based on a popular series of young-adult novels, the 22-year-old actress is presumed to be in the running as the next Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games") or Kristen Stewart ("The Twilight Saga"). However, what she really is--according to reviewers at least-- is the main saving grace of the first film in a trilogy that carries a tepid 41% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • March 24, 2014 6:06 AM
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Arthouse Audit: 'Nymphomaniac Volume I' and 'Jodorowsky's Dune' Top New Openers; 'Bad Words' Seeks Wider Audience

Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" expanded wider and nabbed the bulk of attention from specialized and crossover crowds, landing at seven in the box office top ten. The new films openers were led by the first half of Lars von Trier's "Nymphomania" and a documentary about another visionary director, "Jodorowsky's Dune."
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • March 23, 2014 4:32 PM
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Box Office Top 10: 'Divergent' Tops Uneven Field, 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Surges, 'Lego Movie' Passes $400 Million Worldwide

Dystopian romance "Divergent" dominated the box office this weekend. The latest movie based on a young adult book series launched a new franchise for Lionsgate/Summit--the sequel "Insurgent" starts production in May. "Divergent" boosted overall Top 10 grosses to $130 million, just enough for the 17th consecutive weekend to outperform the previous year.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • March 23, 2014 1:44 PM
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