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'The Rover' Cinematographer Talks Filming Pearce and Pattinson--"he's a natural" (VIDEO)

The Rover," the Australian dystopian crime drama from director David Michod ("Animal Kingdom") is a fascinating cross between a western and neo-noir. And the pairing of Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson is an intense psychological study of abuser and enabler. For Argentinian cinematographer Natasha Braier ("The Milk of Sorrow," "XXY"), this is a breakthrough movie. Shot on film in the hot outback, she helps convey a hostile environment where survival has put humanity on hold.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • June 13, 2014 2:36 PM
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Mexican Director Amat Escalante Talks Violent Love Story 'Heli,' Out Now in Select Cities

When it screened at Cannes in 2013, the Mexican film “Heli” raised eyebrows and some hackles for its unsparing evocation of Mexico’s drug-war violence, including torture. A compelling story of one simple family who, through no real fault of their own, stumble into a nightmare, “Heli” was director Amat Escalante’s third film at Cannes, and his first in competition. (It opens in select theaters this weekend.)
  • By Tom Christie
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  • June 13, 2014 1:52 PM
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Oscar Watch: DreamWorks' 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Leads Animation Race

Looking for a summer Oscar contender? 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' is the frontrunner for animated feature. DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg and producer Bonnie Arnold take us behind the making of the movie.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 13, 2014 1:44 PM
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Los Angeles Film Festival: How Rookie Kimberly Levin Made Indie Farm Drama 'Runoff'

More and more these days, getting a movie made is about a tenacious filmmaker making it happen. Theater and television writer/director Kimberly Levin didn't wait for CAA to raise financing. She forged ahead with the drama "Runoff," filmed near her hometown Louisville, Kentucky. The film made its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival Thursday night, where buyers are circling. Here's Variety's rave review.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 13, 2014 1:27 PM
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Fandor CEO Ted Hope Reinvents Himself and Hollywood Via New Web Series

Ted Hope doesn't sit still for very long, The veteran indie producer ("American Splendor," "The Ice Storm," "In the Bedroom") is reinventing himself --and Hollywood--yet again as he leaves the San Francisco Film Society to take the reins as CEO of online video-on-demand service Fandor, publish a new Soft Skull book "Hope for Film: From the Frontlines of the Independent Cinema Revolutions," and launch a six-part interactive web series, “Reinvent Hollywood.”
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 10, 2014 3:06 PM
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Neil Marshall Talks Directing Epic 'Game of Thrones' Battle--and that Long Take

Neil Marshall is quickly becoming 'the battle director' for "Game of Thrones"--and he doesn't mind a bit. First, the "Centurion" director helmed the ambitious nautical Battle of Blackwater from last season, and now he's brought us the Battle of Castle Black from this Sunday's "The Watchers on the Wall." Like "Blackwater," this episode focused on just a single plot line, and is the most expensive ever produced in the HBO series's history.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 10, 2014 2:25 PM
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Best of the Week: Women at the Box Office, Jane Fonda, Howard Hawks and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
  • By TOH!
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  • June 7, 2014 12:42 PM
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Interview: Juliette Binoche Paints in Schepisi Romance 'Words and Pictures,' Challenged Assayas to Write Cannes Entry 'Sils Maria' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, TRAILER)

Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche ("The English Patient") is the best reason to see Fred Schepisi's "Words and Pictures." She talks about working with Clive Owen, learning English, and challenging Olivier Assayas to write a movie focused on women. That movie debuted in Cannes, "Clouds of Sils Maria."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 4, 2014 10:23 PM
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First-Ever Hollywood Reporter Tony-Nominee Roundtables (VIDEO)

The Hollywood Reporter has been sitting down with actors and actresses for Oscar and Emmy roundtable discussions for several years, but this year they're expanding eastward with their first ever Tonys roundtables.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 2, 2014 11:29 AM
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Best of the Week: Hollywood Repeats Itself, Lee Daniels Opens Up, VHX Breaks the Mold & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
  • By TOH!
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  • May 31, 2014 10:00 AM
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