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Discover the Wes Anderson Experience

Upon this earth there are a few fortunate souls lucky enough to receive a role in a Wes Anderson film. In a series of interviews done round-table style after its recent Berlinale screening, the “Grand Budapest Hotel” cast members together suggested an on-set atmosphere not so different than the charming nature of the film itself. “It’s the Wes Anderson experience,” intoned Jeff Goldblum, “which is a lovely, delightful, uncommonly beautiful communal art project.”
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 25, 2014 12:44 PM
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Berlinale: Take the 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Round-Table Interview Quiz

I hereby challenge you to take the following quiz on what I learned at Fox Searchlight's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" round-table junket interviews Friday at Berlin’s famous Hotel Adlon opposite the Brandenberg Gate.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 8, 2014 9:16 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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In the Works: Isabel Coixet Unveils Next Project, 'Nobody Wants the Night,' Starring Binoche, Dafoe and Kikuchi

Spanish-born filmmaker Isabel Coixet has announced her next project, "Nobody Wants the Night," for which she plans an early 2014 shoot in Norway. Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe and Rinko Kikuchi are set to star.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 24, 2013 12:08 PM
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Lionsgate Takes Anton Corbijn's Spy Thriller 'A Most Wanted Man,' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

Lionsgate has snapped up US rights for spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe. The film is helmed by Anton Corbijn ("The American"), and adapted from the novel by John Le Carre.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 31, 2013 12:36 PM
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Corbijn's 'A Most Wanted Man' Wraps, Heads for Berlin or Cannes UPDATED

Looks like footage from Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn's John Le Carre adaptation "A Most Wanted Man" will be screened at Berlin in February and Cannes in May in advance of a fall release by Focus Features. The movie, Corbijn's follow-up to international thriller "The American" (also released by Focus), stars Willem Dafoe, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Daniel Bruhl.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 23, 2012 3:14 PM
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In the Works: 'A Most Wanted Man' Starts Shooting with Hoffman and McAdams

Anton Corbijn's adaptation of the John le Carre thriller, "A Most Wanted Man," began principal photography this week in Hamburg. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright. Corbijn ("The American") directs the film, which Australian writer Andrew Bovell ("Lantana") adapted for the screen.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 25, 2012 12:33 PM
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Cannes Market 2012: Pattinson's 'Mission'; Brosnan & Wilson's 'Coup'; Colfer's 'Lightning'; Cooper's 'Out of the Furnace'; SXSW's 'Frankie Go Boom'

Myriad projects across a range of budgets and genres will be announced and shopped at Cannes. But while some are completed, others are in earlier stages of development and may never see the light of day; having the right talent attached will help get them sold in territories around the world and get the coin necessary for the green light.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 3, 2012 1:02 PM
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Watch: Trailer for Abel Ferrara's Apocalyptic '4:44 Last Day on Earth'

The end of the world has been a popular film topic over the last 18 months. See: "Melancholia,""Take Shelter," "Bellflower" and David Mackenzie's soon-to-be-released "Perfect Sense." Check out the new trailer for Abel Ferrara's entry, "4:44 Last Day on Earth," which debuted at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and stars Willem Dafoe.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 23, 2012 7:40 PM
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