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In Must-See 'Locke,' Tom Hardy Is Under Pressure

"Locke" is a fully realized high-concept drama carried by Tom Hardy's riveting, naturalistic performance. It could use the help of the right film festival rollout. Unfortunately, it already had the wrong one.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 23, 2014 3:28 PM
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Why Ten Years Later, Jonathan Glazer's 'Birth' Is Still a Masterpiece

Ten years after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2004, Jonathan Glazer's "Birth" remains as powerfully mysterious as ever. With his long-awaited followup "Under the Skin" hitting theaters this Friday, it's time to dust off "Birth" for careful, critical reconsideration.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 31, 2014 3:23 PM
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WATCH: Jake Gyllenhaal Sees Double in Creepy New Trailer for 'Enemy'

A new trailer has arrived for "Prisoners" director Denis Villenueve's other thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, "Enemy" -- or in this case, make that Jake Gyllenhaal times two.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 3, 2014 11:56 AM
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Sundance Deals: Fox Searchlight Takes Sloan Prize Winner 'I, Origins,' A24 Nabs 'Obvious Child' UPDATED

Acquisitions continue up in Park City, as Fox Searchlight has snapped up worldwide rights to Mike Cahill's ("Another Earth") existentialist sci-fi premiere "I,Origins," starring Brit Marling, Michael Pitt, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Steven Yuen and Archie Punjabi. Meanwhile, A24 has taken North American rights to Gillian Robespierre's abortion rom-com "Obvious Child," starring Jenny Slate.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • January 21, 2014 7:48 PM
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Jonathan Glazer's 'Under the Skin' Sets US Release Date (TRAILER)

A24 Films will open Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin" in select cities on April 4th. Check out the disorienting and gorgeous extended trailer for the controversial film below.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 30, 2013 11:00 AM
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TIFF Deals: A24 Goes 'Under the Skin,' Blanchett in Mamet's 'Blackbird,' CBS Films Takes Radcliffe's 'The F Word,' Lange Replaces Close in 'Therese,' and More

A24 Films is sealing the deal on Jonathan Glazer's moody sci-fi thriller "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien sent to Earth in the guise of a human. More TIFF acquisition news, below.
  • By TOH!
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  • September 10, 2013 1:03 PM
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Arthouse Audit: Record Surprise 'Spring Breakers' Puts New Distrib A24 On Map

A24’s “Spring Breakers” opened to the most unexpected limited success of any film in recent history with a two-city $90,000 per screen average: this for a filmmaker (Harmony Korine) whose past films have struggled to gross that much during their entire runs.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • March 17, 2013 4:23 PM
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A24 Nabs Sundance Breakout 'The Spectacular Now'

A24 has picked up North American rights to buzzy Sundance title "The Spectacular Now," directed by James Ponsoldt and starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 21, 2013 11:13 AM
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A24 Acquires Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring,' Sets Release Date for June 2013

A24 has picked up Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," with plans to release the film theatrically in June. "The Bling Ring" stars Emma Watson and newcomers Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Julian and Taissa Farmiga (Vera's younger sister) as a group of restless teens who loot the homes of celebrities for kicks.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 17, 2013 11:07 AM
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A24 Acquires Potter's 'Ginger & Rosa,' Plans Oscar Qualifying Run to Push Fanning's Stunning Performance

A24 has picked up Sally Potter's lovely coming-of-age film "Ginger & Rosa," starring Elle Fanning, Alice Englert (daughter of Jane Campion), Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Annette Benning, Timothy Spall and Oliver Platt. The film recently debuted at the Telluride Film Festival, with additional screenings at Toronto and the upcoming New York Film Festival.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 25, 2012 2:00 PM
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