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Review: 'Justified' Season 6, Episode 7, 'The Hunt': It Has Been A Day

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Previously: 'Justified' Season 6, Episode 6, 'Alive Day': Way Down In The Hole To say Ava and Boyd Crowder have a complicated relationship would be understating things quite a bit. She's drawn to him, but he's also the brother of her abusive husband, a man she shot to death at the dinner table. Everyone in Harlan knows the Crowders are bad news, but Boyd is different, at least in the way he treats women. But there's still that doubt. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and the Crowder family tree is more rotten than most. The threat of Boyd harming Ava hangs over the whole episode, since the audience knows that Boyd is now aware of Ava's having gone to Limehouse looking to run away. But since Ava doesn't know that, she's worried about Boyd's seemingly friendly but still erratic behavior, as he drags her off to Bulletville for an impromptu hunting trip. »

- Jeff Stone

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Review: 'Bloodline' Offers Stacked Cast & Netflix Pedigree, But Lacks Heart in the Darkness

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On paper, "Bloodline" reads as the next great Netflix drama. Buzz behind the series, still weeks away from premiering, is enough evidence in support of the show's obvious allures. Combining a cast most feature film directors would envy with the creators of "Damages" — a dramatically daring, if flawed, cult favorite — is enough to stir any viewer's interest, if only for the hopes of seeing a Glenn Close-level performance from Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard or any other members of the stacked cast. The vast reach of the Netflix platform (now past 50 million global subscribers) only adds to the allure, as the ease of access and "user's choice" scheduling makes subscribers more willing to try a now-trusted Originals Department. Read More: Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for 'Orange is the New Black' Season 3, 'Wet Hot American Summer,' Wachowskis' 'Sense8' For the most part, these goals are met. »


- Ben Travers

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Watch: Andy Summers Takes Us Backstage in Trailer for The Police Documentary

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The documentary "Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police" charts the career trajectory of the iconic British band, The Police. Based on "One Train Later," which is the 2007 memoir of The Police guitarist Andy Summers, the film constructs the band's history through a combination of exclusive concert footage, interviews, and even some of Summers' own original photography. "Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police" will premiere in select New York theaters on March 13. Check out the electric poster and trailer below for a sneak peak. Read More: Doc NYC: The Police Guitarist Andy Summers On Getting the Doc Treatment in 'Can't Stand Losing You' and Why He'd "Entertain the Idea" of Touring Again With the Band »


- Rosie Narasaki

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Watch: If Wes Anderson Made a 'X-Men' Movie, It'd Look Like 'The Uncanny X-Men'

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What would you get if Wes Anderson directed "X-Men?" A red velvet smoking jacket-clad Magneto, a naively bespectacled Iceman, a pink bow tie-wearing Beast, and a disarmingly dead-eyed and monotone Jean Grey, that's what.  In this fan-made trailer, Patrick Willems gleefully converts Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters into something decidedly Anderson-esque, complete with all the accoutrements we've come to know and love -- from quaint typewritten acceptance letters, to a charming library outfitted with a portrait of Captain Jean-Luc Picard... and there are some satisfying slapstick face-punches in there as well. Watch the video below for a look at an uncannily Wes Anderson-ified Wolverine (he's the school's beer-shotgunning art teacher in residence, of course) and more. Read More: Review: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Is a Delightful Action-Comedy As Only He Could Make It »


- Rosie Narasaki

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Watch: Sam Worthington Hatches a Plan in 'Kidnapping Mr. Heineken' Clip

13 hours ago

What lengths are some people willing to go to to pull off the perfect crime? Sam Worthington aims to test his limits in this clip for the upcoming film, "Kidnapping Mr. Keineken." Directed by Daniel Alfredson, the film tells the story of the kidnapping of beer tycoon Freddy Heineken, played here by Anthony Hopkins, which led to the largest ransom paid for someone in history. In the clip, Worthington's character, William Holleeder, and his partners adopt a plan to enact this scheme.  "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken" is set for release in theaters and On Demand March 6. Watch the clip below. Read More: Alchemy Acquires Sundance Political Thriller 'Zipper' »


- Travis Clark

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Watch: New Clues Emerge in Exclusive 'The Captive' Deleted Scene

14 hours ago

Released theatrically by A24 last year, Lionsgate Home Entertainment is bringing writer-director Atom Egoyan's 2014 film "The Captive" to Blu-ray and DVD today, March 3. Eight years after the kidnapping of their daughter, a series of curious incidents give Matthew and Tina Lane (played by Ryan Reynolds and Mireille Enos) renewed hope that their daughter may still be alive. In this exclusive deleted scene from "The Captive," Enos' character shares new physical evidence with the cop (played by Rosario Dawson) who has been working the case. Watch the full clip below: Read More: Watch: Ryan Reynolds Hunts for Long-Lost Daughter in 'The Captive' »


- Shipra Gupta

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Attention Documentary Filmmakers and Transmedia Artists: Apply to the Pov Hackathon

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Calling all documentary filmmakers, transmedia artists, web developers and multimedia journalists: the deadline for Pov Hackathon 8 is coming up soon (Friday, March 6 at midnight Et). Pov Hackathon is a weekend laboratory providing matchmaking and mentorship for participants to create prototypes that re-invent the documentary form for the web. Participants work side-by-side with other media makers on an interactive prototype over the course of a weekend. Past projects have premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and New York Film Festival, and include the likes of "Empire," "The Whiteness Project" and "Living Los Sures."  The Pov Hackathon takes place at the Made in NY Media Center April 4-5. To apply and for more information, click here. Tickets are now available for the public screening of Pov Hackathon 8 projects. The screening takes place at the Made in NY Media Center by Ifp on April 5 at 7 pm. Read More: Pov Digital Launches »

- Travis Clark

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Report: Diversity Remains a Crippling Problem in TV Writers' Rooms

15 hours ago

Despite ostensible improvements in TV representation over the past few years, a new report released by the Writers Guild of America West (Wgaw) rather firmly makes the case that things aren't getting that much better. Read More: Filmmaker Survey: Is Diversity Important? And What's the Best Way to Achieve It? As part of the Wgaw 2015 TV Staffing Brief, "The State of Diversity in Writing for Television" shows proportional declines for both women and minorities employed as TV staff writers. Moreover, the data indicates that these numbers only get worse when moving beyond standard scripted programming.  This television season has sent a loud and clear message to television executives: Diverse programming is both essential and profitable. From monster hits ("Empire") to critical darlings ("Black-ish"), it seems that every success story to come out of a major network since last fall has been made possible due to the broadening of who's getting. »

- David Canfield

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Review: 'Buzzard' is a Twisted, Hilarious Anti-Capitalist Masterpiece

15 hours ago

The opening minutes of Joel Potrykus' "Buzzard" include a prolonged shot of hustling temp worker Marty (Joshua Burge) as he calmly attempts to con the bank that barely employs him out of a few hundred dollars. Burge's long features, tousled hair and maniacal eyes say it all: This is the face of pure anarchic rage against the system. Potrykus' wildly entertaining black comedy takes its cues from that alarming expression. A slapstick horror show about millennial frustrations with the job market, "Buzzard" is among the first great American satires of the 21st century, its scathing indictment of capitalism delivered as a prolonged, disorienting punchline. Watch: Get Ready for 'Buzzard,' the Craziest Looking Film of 2015 Potrykus has been building to a movie with this kind of focused intensity. "Buzzard" forms the third entry in a loosely-defined trilogy of animal-themed projects, all of which star the Buster Keaton-like »


- Eric Kohn

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SXSW: Exclusive 'Raiders!' Poster Will Take You Back

16 hours ago

The documentary film "Raiders!" is a curious exercise in meta-narrative; it's a film about a film that is a remake of another film. Co-directed by Jeremy Coon (producer and editor on "Napoleon Dynamite") and Tim Skousen, "Raiders!" tells the story of two Indiana Jones fanboys who embark on an adventure that rivals the legendary explorer's onscreen exploits. Here's the official synopsis: "In 1982, two 11 year-olds in Mississippi set out to remake their favorite film: Raiders of the Lost Ark. It took seven turbulent years that tested the limits of their friendship and nearly burned down their mother's house. By the end, they had completed every scene except one... the explosive airplane scene. Thirty years later, they attempt to finally realize their childhood dream by building a replica of the 75-foot "Flying Wing" plane from Raiders in a mud pit in the backwoods of Mississippi... and then blow it up! This is the story behind the. »


- Shipra Gupta

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'Man Seeking Woman' Renewed for Second Season by Fxx

16 hours ago

Fxx has greenlit a second season for its high-concept comedy series "Man Seeking Woman." The sitcom follows Josh Greenberg (Jay Baruchel), a dorky 20-something embarking on a fantastical quest to find true love. His encounters range from basic one-night stands to blind dates with a (literal) troll.  "Man Seeking Woman" has fared well on the young Fxx, which was established as an offshoot to FX in order to target younger viewers: Average viewership among 18-49 year-olds is 67 percent higher than Fxx's primetime average, and the median age of its viewers is 32. The comedy also earned strong reviews from critics out of its January premiere. "Working on 'Man Seeking Woman' has been the creative highlight of my life," showrunner Simon Rich said in a release. "Fxx gave us the freedom to make the show we love and they let us build some truly disgusting monsters. I'm so grateful to »


- David Canfield

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New Films Starring James Franco, Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning to Premiere at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

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Today, the Tribeca Film Festival made its first major programming announcement for the 2015 edition, following the earlier reveal of opening night film "Live From New York!," by releasing the titles of the films playing in the World Narrative and Documentary competitions, as well as the full Viewpoints section. Included among the crop of films are a whopping 64 world premieres, with titles featuring James Franco, Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Elisabeth Moss and Juno Temple, among others. It's worth noting that the 2015 selection boasts films from 30 female directors -- the highest percentage in the festival's history. Nine of these directors (as well as two screenwriters) are eligible to receive the third annual Nora Ephron Award. In addition, the festival today announced it's partnered with At&T to host free festival screenings on Friday April 24, as part of At&T's "Film for All Friday" series. "We were inspired by and really admire the ambition. »


- Nigel M Smith

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Watch: 'Community' Season 6 Trailer Resurrects All Your Favorite Greendale Quirks

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"Community's" alleged series finale aired almost a year ago, but the show is back, resurrected by means of Yahoo Screen. Despite a few sad casting adjustments (Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown are out), it looks like the cult favorite might just be back to its glory days -- as the trailer's overly sonorous narrator puts it, "Everything is new, but nothing has Chang-ed." The new trailer features race jokes galore ("I'm nobody's fourth Ghostbuster" and White Shirley were the standouts), all the pop culture references you've come to know and love ("You're the worst actor I've ever directed, and I've directed Both Wahlbergs!"), a healthy dash of ensemble comedy (and Chang puns), all simmering in a veritable stew of the absurd.  In other words? Greendale is back, baby. "Community" will premiere on Yahoo Screen on March 17. It looks like the Dreamatorium (and a possible Paintball episode) will be making »


- Rosie Narasaki

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10 Actors Seeking a Comeback This Pilot Season

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Wesley SnipesIf this list were a competition, Wesley Snipes would win this hands-down: the "Blade" actor is lining up his first potential starring role since finishing up a three-year prison sentence (for tax fraud) in April 2013. After competing with (and ultimately losing to) Terrence Howard for the lead in Fox's smash hit "Empire" last year, Snipes has nailed down a starring role in the NBC drama pilot "Endgame." He stars opposite Philip Winchester ("Strike Back") in the Las Vegas-set thriller, which examines the convergence of crime, gambling and conspiracy in Sin City. It comes from "The Blacklist" executive producers John Davis and John Fox, and the description for Snipes' character, Johnson, reads as follows: "An unflappable guy with a dry sense of humor. Highly intelligent and analytical. Mysterious and unreadable." Once the star of the hottest vampire franchise around, Snipes is hoping "Endgame" is the path »


- David Canfield

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Edward Norton is Fed Up With People Who Think Movies Aren't What They Used to Be

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[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Movies On Demand. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and past winners On Demand. Today's selection is this year's Best Picture winner, "Birdman." This interview was first published last fall.] Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" is an actor's showcase for star Michael Keaton, who delivers a comeback performance for the ages as former action star who mounts a Broadway production to revive his ailing career. But as is the case with all of the Mexican filmmaker's work, his supporting cast is also given ample moments to shine. In "Birdman," Edward Norton nearly walks away with the picture as Mike Shiner, an egomaniacal Broadway star Keaton's character is forced to work with when one of his play's stars suffers an onstage injury. The role marks Norton's best one in ages and the actor tears into it, delivering a »


- Nigel M Smith

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Watch: Exclusive Trailer for Tsai Ming-liang's Long-Awaited 'Rebels of the Neon God'

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It's been a long time coming, but Tsai Ming-liang's 1992 film "Rebels of the Neon God" is finally getting a U.S. premiere thanks to Big World Pictures, and Indiewire has the exclusive trailer.  The film centers on a young man named Hsiao-kang who defies his parents wishes and runs away to downtown Kapei where an unfortunate meeting leads him down a path of trouble. Big World Pictures' director Jonathan Howell noted: "We're delighted to be instrumental in finally bringing this overlooked classic the theatrical release it has so long deserved. The HD restoration looks terrific. We hope the release will spark new interest in Tsai's lesser known early films." The film premieres April 10 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Quad Cinema in New York City. Watch the trailer below: Read More:  Moma and Film Society of Lincoln Center Announce New Directors/New Films Selections »


- Travis Clark

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Watch: The New 'Ex Machina' Trailer is Ready to Test You

17 hours ago

Alex Garland's "Ex Machina" is on Indiewire's list of the most anticipated indie films of 2015, and for good reason. We are really, really aching for some good sci-fi, and Garland, having written "28 Days Later," "Sunshine" and "Never Let Me Go," is poised to bring it to us in his directorial debut. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson as Caleb Smith, a programmer at an internet-search giant who wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). The official synopsis continues: "Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated––and more »


- Casey Cipriani

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Watch: David Tennant Confesses a Secret in New 'Broadchurch' Clip

18 hours ago

Expectations are high for the return of "Broadchurch," the critically-beloved crime drama from Chris Chibnall, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman. The second season, set to premiere Wednesday, March 4, continues to focus on the fallout of the murder of 11 year-old Danny Latimer, while also introducing new storylines and characters. Among new cast additions are Marianne Jean-Baptiste ("Secrets and Lies") and Charlotte Rampling ("Restless").  In a clip from the second season (posted below), Alec (Tennant) confesses a secret to his partner Ellie (Colman). It's a rich and emotional moment, evocative and mysterious as "Broadchurch" so often is, and it complicates Alec's reasoning for arriving at Broadchurch.  In preparation for tomorrow's season debut, find out Alec's secret by watching the clip below. Read More: 7 Netflix Shows to Binge in December (And the Best Episodes of Each) »


- David Canfield

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Attention Screenwriters: Here's Your Chance to Hone Your Craft in the Bahamas

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Aspiring screenwriters should pay close attention: you now have an opportunity to hone your skills for free in sunny Bahamas. Entries are now open for the 2015 Bahamas International Film Festival Screenwriting Residency Program. Four screenwriters will be selected for an all-expenses paid trip to the Bahamas in December 2015 for a chance to network with and learn from Hollywood professionals. Entries are being accepted for feature films and TV pilots until July 22. This year, the judges and mentors include "Game of Thrones" producer Vince Geradis, senior VP for Weinstein Dan Guando, literary manager at Kaplan/Perrone Taylor Benzie, film producer Sean Covel, ScreenCraft co-founder Cameron Cubbison, and co-ceo at Buffalo 8 Productions and Bondit Matthew Helderman. "There is no place more beautiful and intimate than the Bahamas International Film Festival Screenwriters Residency Program in Harbour Island, Bahamas. Biff, Buffalo 8 and ScreenCraft will provide an »


- Travis Clark

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Filmmaker Survey: Is Diversity Important? And What's the Best Way to Achieve It?

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Given the shocking lack of diversity at this year's Academy Awards and in the film industry at large, we asked a selection of independent filmmakers to share their thoughts on diversity in the film industry. Read More: Why We Need Diversity Incentives for Film and Television Specifically, participants were asked to respond to the following questions: Is diversity important to the film industry? If so, what's the best way to achieve it? We prompted filmmakers to include any specific examples they've had in their own careers and promised to feature their unedited responses, which we've done below: Hannah Fidell ("A Teacher," "6 Years") If all films were made by American straight white men from upper middle class families, films would quickly become pretty boring. Diversity is important in any artistic medium. The only way I know how to change this is to keep making films the best I can, no matter »


- Paula Bernstein

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