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15 Must-See Modern Noirs (CLIPS)

The noir since 1960 is like pornography: it's hard to describe, but you know it when you see it. With "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" in theaters, it may be time to tackle the question more directly. To paraphrase Paul Schrader, what is a (modern) film noir?
  • By TOH!
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  • August 29, 2014 5:17 PM
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Ranking the Top Action Stars, from McQueen to Neeson

Grantland's Bill Simmons should get a bonus for what will likely be one of their most viral stories ("The Action Hero Championship Belt"), his ranking of the top action stars since the first prototype of the modern model, Steve McQueen. Simmons cleverly narrows his focus to define what an action star is: see how he deftly eliminates mere movie actors who star in action movies and sideswipes westerns, although Clint Eastwood has his day.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 27, 2014 1:19 PM
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Everyone's Orgasming in New Character Posters for Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" promotional campaign continues to titillate. This morning sees the debut of NSFW new character posters for the film, in which everyone gives us their best orgasm faces. This includes Charlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Dafoe, Stacy Martin, Uma Thurman, Jamie Bell and Stellan Skarsgard. Shia Labeouf is the post-coital cool cat smoking a cigarette. Check them all out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 10, 2013 12:24 PM
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WATCH: Uma Thurman Is a Woman Scorned in Unsettling New Clip from Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

Uma Thurman in 'Nymphomaniac'
Yet another enticing "appetizer" from Lars von Trier's highly anticipated "Nymphomaniac" arrives today. In the unnerving, darkly comic clip below, Uma Thurman plays Mrs. H, a mother scorned who takes her children to see "daddy's favorite place."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 30, 2013 12:33 PM
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