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This week's new film events

The Floating Cinema 2013: Extra-ordinary, London<p>This cinema will come to you, if you're situated alongside a London canal. It's an appealing …

Philip Seymour Hoffman Starring in New Showtime Series ‘Trending Down’

After a stint in rehab for heroin abuse, it’s great to see Philip Seymour Hoffman back to work. The actor will executive produce and star in a new …

Natalie Portman Set to Direct A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS

Friday Box Office: Green ‘Jasmine’ As Woody Allen’s Latest Aims For Top 2013 Limited Debut

Friday Box Office: Green 'Jasmine' As Woody Allen's Latest Aims For Top 2013 Limited Debut<p>Aided by strong reviews and even stronger early Oscar buzz …

Movie Review: Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine Is Perhaps His Cruelest-Ever Film

As my friend and colleague Peter Biskind says, <i>Blue Jasmine</i> is the first Woody Allen film in a while that doesn’t feel like a promising draft that might have benefited from another run through the typewriter. Rather, I think the writer-director accomplished exactly what he set out to accomplish this …

James Spader and the Creators of ‘The Blacklist’ Explain Why Their NBC Drama Really Isn’t Like ‘Silence of the Lambs’

James Spader and the Creators of 'The Blacklist' Explain Why Their NBC Drama Really Isn't Like 'Silence of the Lambs'<p>Despite having a premise that …

Two Posters for Tom Hanks' CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Heroines of Cinema: The 10 Most Exciting Young Female Directors in the World Today

This week, the British Film Institute released statistics revealing that a mere 14 feature films were directed by women in the UK last year, compared …

TV and Film Producers Talk Making the Switch to Web Series: ‘It Feels Indie’

TV and Film Producers Talk Making the Switch to Web Series: 'It Feels Indie'<p>A hastily assembled panel this morning of television and film producers …

Why ‘This Is a Damn Good Time To Be a Director In Television’: Discussing Directing for the Small Screen

Why 'This Is a Damn Good Time To Be a Director In Television': Discussing Directing for the Small Screen<p>After a late cancellation from one of the big …

SCREAM TV Series Finds Writers

Only God Forgives this level of tedium

Well, I thought, after Only God Forgives, that makes two movies in a row Nicolas Winding Refn has got through without disembowelling a single person. …

Days of Grace – review

There is a tendency for Latin American directors to use teasingly complicated narrative forms, linking events over a period of years, such as Juan …

US box office report

There was only going to be one winner in North America at the weekend and The Wolverine obliged, launching from Fox on a rather limp $55m. …

Darren Aronofsky's Noah footage screened at Christian arts festival

First footage of Darren Aronofsky's Noah has been screened for Christian film fans at a church conference in Texas, according to the Hollywood …

2014 Oscar Predictions

Awards season (which is less a season than the half of the year between September and March) is upon us, and Indiewire is offering up our annual …

Lars Von Trier Teases with Short 'Nymphomaniac' Excerpt

The new Lars Von Trier won't come out until Christmas, but as the film world's own Santa Claus/Grinch hybrid, Von Trier is happy to break us off a …

The 10 Biggest Limited Box Office Debuts of All Time: How Well Did They Do In The End?

Aided by strong reviews and even stronger early Oscar buzz for Cate Blanchett’s performance, Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” soared this past weekend, …

Can Web Series Creators Turn Their Work Into a Career?

When Netflix is a leading Emmy contender it looks<br>like TV has been completely disrupted.<p>Thanks to subscribers, Netflix is already HBO. It<br>can pull …

‘Incendies’ Star Lubna Azabal, Janet McTeer, Stephen Rea Join Maggie Gyllenhaal in Sundance Channel’s Miniseries ‘The Honourable Woman’

'Incendies' Star Lubna Azabal, Janet McTeer, Stephen Rea Join Maggie Gyllenhaal in Sundance Channel's Miniseries 'The Honourable Woman'<p>It’s been a …

The Birth of a Nation: a gripping masterpiece … and a stain on history

The birth of cinema was brutal and ugly, and the photographic evidence comes with a health warning attached. The Birth of a Nation, directed by DW …

Watch: ‘I Am Bradley Manning’ Say Oliver Stone, Daniel Ellsberg, Angela Davis, Moby, Maggie Gyllenhaal and More

Watch: 'I Am Bradley Manning' Say Oliver Stone, Daniel Ellsberg, Angela Davis, Moby, Maggie Gyllenhaal and More<p>The supporters of Bradley Manning, the …

Steven Soderbergh donated $10,000 to Spike Lee's Kickstarter

Spike Lee got a lot of flack for his Kickstarter campaign, mostly for all the wrong reasons. There’s nothing wrong with established filmmakers trying to crowdfund. They’re only doing it because studios are so focused on megabudget “tentpoles” (such a stupid word), that they ignore anyone trying to …

51st New York Film Festival to Open With World Premiere of Paul Greengrass’ ‘Captain Phillips,’ Starring Tom Hanks

51st New York Film Festival to Open With World Premiere of Paul Greengrass' 'Captain Phillips,' Starring Tom Hanks<p>The 51st New York Film Festival …

How To Get Hired By Woody Allen: Newcomer Annie McNamara On Landing Her First Film Role in ‘Blue Jasmine’

How To Get Hired By Woody Allen: Newcomer Annie McNamara On Landing Her First Film Role in 'Blue Jasmine'<p>Woody Allen’s latest film “Blue Jasmine” …

Woody Allen

5 Daily Tech Stories You Must Read: Cheap iPhones, Keeping Facebook Alive, Amazon’s Price Wars and More

5 Daily Tech Stories You Must Read: Cheap iPhones, Keeping Facebook Alive, Amazon's Price Wars and More<p><b>1.</b> Disney Research is trailblazing in the …

10 Of Woody Allen’s Best Female Characters

10 Of Woody Allen's Best Female Characters<p>There are a few stock criticisms often leveled at a new <b>Woody Allen</b> film: his characters are all neurotic …

'Homeland' Season 3 Teaser Trailer: Who Do You Trust? – /Film

We’ve been waiting since December to find out what happens to Nicholas Brody in Season 3 of <b>Homeland</b>. Showtime has dropped another short teaser …

Johnny Depp Eyeing Retirement From Acting

‘Hostages’ Will Be CBS’ Big Foray Into the Ambitious, Serialized Dramas From Which It’s Previously Kept Away

'Hostages' Will Be CBS' Big Foray Into the Ambitious, Serialized Dramas From Which It's Previously Kept Away<p>While the other big networks have tried …