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WATCH: Silver-Haired Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges Go Dystopic in 'The Giver'

A new, longer trailer for "The Giver" has landed, and while it looks all-too similar to its recent fellow-dystopia cousins, it should give some hope to fans of Lois Lowry's iconic novel.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 5, 2014 12:48 PM
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Nothing Can Prepare You for Must-See Dutch Brain-Boggler 'Borgman' (VIDEO)

Alex van Warmerdam's "Borgman," the 2014 Dutch Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, is a nasty, insane, mind-melting and unpredictable piece of work. It hits select cities on June 6 -- that's this Friday -- courtesy of who-else-but Drafthouse Films.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 4, 2014 3:29 PM
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Trailers from Hell Counts 'Seven Days in May'

Today on Trailers from Hell, Michael Peyser takes a peek at this politically charged film from 1964, starring Burt Lancaster.
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  • May 30, 2014 12:38 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: New Trailer for Restored Classic Opera Doc 'Tosca's Kiss,' Presented by Dustin Hoffman

TOH! has scored a trailer exclusive to the 30th anniversary restoration of Daniel Schmid’s classic music documentary “Tosca’s Kiss,” which centers on the lives and passions of a group of retired opera singers living in the Casa Verdi home in Milan.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 21, 2014 2:00 PM
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Trailers from Hell Investigates 'The Killing of a Chinese Bookie'

Today on Trailers from Hell, Larry Karaszewski talks John Cassavetes' 1976 crime masterpiece "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie," starring Ben Gazzara as Cosmo Vittelli.
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  • May 21, 2014 12:48 PM
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Will 'Jimmy's Hall' Be Ken Loach's Last? Sony Snags the Film Ahead of Cannes Premiere

Brit director and master of kitchen sink realism Ken Loach is a Cannes Competition mainstay. Sony has just acquired his latest film "Jimmy's Hall" ahead of its Croisette premiere. But will it be his last?
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 20, 2014 5:21 PM
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WATCH: Matthew McConaughey Braves Outer Space in Full-Length 'Interstellar' Trailer

The first full-length trailer for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" has touched down. While this new spot sheds some light on the heretofore highly secretive project, Nolan and his team are still largely saving what look to be the most far-out elements of the ambitious film: i.e., Matthew McConaughey goes up into space, to save the future of mankind. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 16, 2014 2:39 PM
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Trailers from Hell Revisits Godard's 'Contempt'

Today on Trailers from Hell, Larry Karaszewski looks closely at Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 meta-masterpiece, "Contempt," starring the untouchable Brigitte Bardot.
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  • May 16, 2014 11:30 AM
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WATCH: Elegantly Tense Trailer for Swedish Auteur Jan Troell's WWII-Era Drama 'The Last Sentence'

Sparsely seen on the US festival circuit, Jan Troell's "The Last Sentence" is finally making its way to stateside theaters after premiering nearly two years ago in Sweden. Music Box Films will bring this WWII-era drama about a crusading journalist to select cities on June 20th. Watch the trailer here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 16, 2014 9:45 AM
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Sony Pictures Classics' Secrets: 'Mr. Turner' Opens Competition, First of Five Cannes Entries (TRAILERS)

Sony Pictures Classics is always one of the big North American buyers at Cannes. This year they're taking five movies to the Riviera festival--and plan to buy a few more. We find out some of their secrets for survival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 15, 2014 8:12 AM
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