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FIRST LOOK: Ava DuVernay's MLK Biopic 'Selma' Headed for Awards Season

When Paramount Pictures and Pathé announced earlier this month that "Selma," Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King, Jr. film would be released on Christmas Day, they set award prognosticating tongues wagging.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 30, 2014 10:22 AM
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FIRST LOOK: Michael Fassbender in Frontier Western 'Slow West'

One film you can expect to see on the fall film festival circuit--as Telluride and Toronto duke it out for World Premieres-- is John Maclean’s 19th-century western "Slow West." Michael Fassbender ("12 Years a Slave," "X-Men: Days of Future Past"), Kodi Smit-Mcphee ("The Road," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"), Ben Mendelsohn ("Killing Them Softly") and Caren Pistorius (Australian TV series "Offspring") star in the British director's feature debut, which was shot in Scotland and New Zealand (filling in for Colorado).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 29, 2014 8:18 PM
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Five New Photos from Iñárritu's Mysterious New Film 'Birdman'

Alejandro González Iñárritu hasn't released a full-length film since 2010's "Biutiful," so there's been plenty of anticipation for this year's "Birdman"--especially after it didn't quite make it to Cannes this spring.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 20, 2014 12:22 PM
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Cannes First Look: Lisandro Alonso's 'Jauja,' Starring Viggo Mortensen as a Father in Peril

Argentine filmmaker Lisandro Alonso was last seen at Cannes in 2008 with his drama about a sailor, "Liverpool." He's exploring the natural world yet again in "Jauja," the Un Certain Regard entry starring Viggo Mortensen as a father who treks with his daughter from Denmark to an uncharted desert.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 8, 2014 1:02 PM
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Here's a First Look at Hot Docs Entry 'Waiting for August' from Romania (TRAILER)

From director Teodora Ana Mihai comes "Waiting for August," a slow-boil Romanian social doc about a 15-year-old girl who must care for her six siblings while her mother makes ends meet abroad.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 26, 2014 3:24 PM
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Seven New Photos from the Set of Peter Greenaway's 'Eisenstein in Guanajuato'

The first photos from the set of Peter Greenaway's new film "Eisenstein in Guanajuato" have surfaced. Though the British filmmaker behind such startlingly radical films as "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" (1989) and "The Pillow Book"(1996) has mostly been working on experimental art projects, Greenaway has churned out a couple of features in recent years.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 4, 2014 1:50 PM
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First Look: Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell in New Images from 'Foxcatcher'

Two new stills from Oscar-nominated director Bennett Miller's ("Capote," "Moneyball") upcoming "Foxcatcher" have arrived. The images feature Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and a scarily unrecognizable Steve Carell.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 5, 2013 1:26 PM
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First Look: Diablo Cody's Directorial Debut 'Paradise,' Starring Julianne Hough

Diablo Cody's directorial debut "Paradise" (previously titled "Lamb of God") hits theaters October 18. The first eight images from the film, which stars Julianne Hough as a deeply religious woman who is also a burn victim, have been released. Check them out below, plus a still of Cody on set.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 26, 2013 2:26 PM
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First Look: Kristen Stewart's Mom Jules Makes Directorial Debut with Prison Drama 'K-11' [Trailer]

Jules Stewart (mother of "Twilight" star Kristen) makes her directorial debut with prison drama "K-11," centering on one man's saga after landing in the transgender inmate unit of the L.A. County jail. The film hits theaters and VOD on March 15. Trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 27, 2013 12:32 PM
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New Teaser Poster for Baker's Festival Favorite 'Starlet' & The Story Behind Dree Hemingway's Co-Star [Exclusive]

Check out this new teaser poster for Sean Baker's "Starlet." While the first poster, which we debuted here, featured sun-soaked star Dree Hemingway (one of Variety's Actors to Watch), the second capitalizes on her legs and the film's titular character, Starlet...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 10, 2012 1:58 PM
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