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'What Maisie Knew' Writer Waited 18 Years to Make Film Adaptation of Henry James

Film has the power to take you inside someone's head. And that's what under-appreciated aces Scott McGehee and David Siegel do with well-reviewed "What Maisie Knew," which opens Friday. They show what a sweet smart young girl feels (sharp-as-tack Onata Aprile) as she watches her selfish, narcissistic parents, a rock star (Julianne Moore) and an art dealer (Steve Coogan), break up.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 1, 2013 4:24 PM
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Filmmaker Top Ten Lists, from Fassbinder, Haneke and Almodovar to Scorsese, Tarantino and More

Excerpted are lists from Rainer Maria Fassbinder and Michael Haneke, as well as Pedro Almodovar, whose list offers an interesting counterpart to Fassbinder's. Both he and Almodovar have sought to consider the queer experience via cinephilia, formal style and colorful, socially-conscious melodrama.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 1, 2013 2:30 PM
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'Iron Man 3' Review and Roundup: Downey, Jr. in Top Form as Smart Superhero (TRAILER)

Marvel's "Iron Man 3" finally opens stateside--after breaking box office records overseas-- on May 3. This one marks a huge improvement on the disappointing second, which had to carry water for the upcoming "Avengers," and was, director Jon Favreau has admitted, like "juggling chainsaws."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 1, 2013 1:10 PM
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Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' to Begin Shooting This Month

Paul Thomas Anderson will begin principal photography this month on his follow-up to "The Master," "Inherent Vice." Warner Bros. is financing the project to be shot in 35 mm.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 1, 2013 12:38 PM
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Sundance Channel Renews 'Rectify' for a Second Season (TRAILER)

Though only on its fourth episode, which airs this Sunday, the life-after-death-row drama "Rectify" has been renewed by the Sundance Channel for a second season.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 1, 2013 12:21 PM
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Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain to Create Original Web Series 'The Future Starts Here' for AOL (VIDEO)

San Francisco-based filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain has signed on with AOL to create an original eight-episode web series for the company's video hub On Network.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 1, 2013 12:15 PM
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