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All-Star Cast Lines Up for Andy Goddard's Cannes-Bound Patricia Highsmith Adaptation

Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Imogen Poots and Toby Jones have joined the cast of Brit helmer Andy Goddard's Untitled Patricia Highsmith adaptation.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 9, 2014 12:07 PM
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For Your Streaming Consideration: Eight Unsung Male Performances from 2013

While 2013 was certainly a banner year for women in film, let's look back at eight career-best and breakthrough male performances that have been critically unsung at the tail-end of this year as awards roll in and showier performances chew the spotlight.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 16, 2013 3:22 PM
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Review: Stylish 'Berberian Sound Studio' a Bit of a Slog

Style is a strange creature. Without it, a film fails, but with too much of it, that same film can fall into tedium. Which brings me to my problem with Peter Strickland’s “Berberian Sound Studio,” a moody, elegantly shot tone poem of one man’s crisis at an Italian horror studio. After two viewings, the film has left me bored.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 10, 2013 11:33 PM
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Berlin Market Roundup: New Adaptation from 'Terabithia' Author, Alba Stars in 'Weightless,' Dinklage in 'Long Way Home' and More

Westend Films is teaming with Bob Barney's new label Picturehouse for "The Great Gilly Project," the latest adaptation from "Bridge to Terabithia" author Katherine Paterson. Kathy Bates and Danny Glover are attached to star, while Stephen Herek ("101 Dalmations") is set to helm. The film centers on a wise-cracking foster child who meets her match in unconventional foster mom Maime Trottoer (Bates).
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • February 8, 2013 1:08 PM
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In the Works: Toby Jones Joins Cast of Teen Refugee Drama 'Leave to Remain,' Principal Photography Underway in London

Toby Jones has joined the cast of Bruce Goodison's "Leave to Remain," a coming-of-age story centering on a group of teenagers who have escaped their respective countries and banded together in a hidden underworld of London. Principal photography is underway.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 28, 2012 11:27 AM
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'The Girl,' Ethel Kennedy Dominate HBO at TCA: Hedren Calls Hitchcock 'evil and deviant,' Sorkin Answers 'Newsroom' Critics

HBO may be making fewer movies, but it appears that “The Girl” will be as provocative as any it has ever mounted. It presents a distinctly unsavory vision of revered helmer Alfred Hitchcock (whose "Vertigo" tops Sight & Sound's new poll) through the prism of his unwelcome advances on leading lady Tippi Hedren during the making of the classic 1963 suspenser “The Birds.”
  • By Amy Dawes
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  • August 1, 2012 9:09 PM
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