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Filmmaker Lynn Shelton on How to Survive Your Quarterlife Crisis and Her New Film ‘Laggies’

In Lynn Shelton’s new film Laggies, Keira Knightley plays Megan, a 28-year-old who’s “in between” in all aspects of her life. She’s an underemployed daddy’s girl with a master’s degree, and is perfectly fine with floating around the same nucleus of friends from high school and the same sweet long-term boyfriend. But when this long-term boyfriend (Mark Webber) proposes to her, Megan freaks out and goes rogue, shacking up at her 16-year-old buddy’s house (Chloë Grace Moretz), and freaking out the girl’s sardonic, lonely, divorced dad (Sam Rockwell, forever charming). One of our favorites at this year’s Sundance, it opens today. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in October

It’s an odd time of year at the cinema — with fall studio movies rolling out and Oscar Season™ in full swing, the multiplex is presumably filled with the kind of smart, adult-minded fare we usually head to the art-house to see. But don’t be fooled; there’s bound to be some wolves in sheep’s clothing out there, and the indies have got you covered this month just in case, with the help of several sharp documentaries, terrific new movies from the likes of Lynn Shelton, Gregg Araki, and Alex Ross Perry, and the smartest social satire in many a moon. Here are the indie movies you can’t miss this month. … Read More

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Watch the Trailer for Lynne Shelton’s ‘Laggies,’ Starring Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Sam Rockwell

Lynn Shelton, acclaimed director and rom-com trope shatterer (her pleasant films always have awkward or even troubling undertones and backstories),… Read More

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The Strange Sexlessness of John Carney’s ‘Begin Again’ and ‘Once’

In John Carney’s charming worldwide hit Once, the redheaded 30-something Irish busker only known as “the guy” finds something deeply romantic and inspiring in a friendship with a teenage Czech immigrant, known as “the girl.” They connect over music — we can all remember the magic that is “Falling Slowly” — and their relationship is freighted with attraction, desire, and need; but it’s never consummated. They remain apart. He gets her a piano and goes back to London. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in July

Last weekend, Transformers: Age of Extinction — Michael Bay’s latest, nearly-three-hour love letter to shit blowing up, orange women in short shorts, and editorial incoherence — grossed $300 million worldwide. In one weekend. If that information, and what it means for the ongoing dumbing-down and sequel-ization of mainstream moviemaking, isn’t enough to get you to the art house this month out of sheer principle, here are a few indie movies worth making the trek for as well. … Read More

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‘Begin Again’ Trailer Shows Mark Ruffalo and Kiera Knightley Trying to Find Themselves

As if you weren’t already thinking about the Taylor Swift song, the movie Begin Again also involves a girl, her… Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Movies You Need to Stream This Week

Welcome to Flavorwire’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, there’s good stuff from Steve Martin, Keira Knightley, Robert DeNiro, Edward Norton, Michael Caine, Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, Marlon Brando, Eva Mendes, Dreama Walker, Laura Prepon, Charlton Heston, Carl Reiner, Sam Worthington, and more. Check them out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now. … Read More

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The Very Best of Strange Soviet Architecture

Inspired by the arrival of Anna Karenina in theaters, we decided to take a look at the strange, experimental architecture that was born out of the collapse of the old Russian… Read More

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Flavorwire’s Flick of the Week: ‘Anna Karenina’ Is a High-Spirited, Robust Adaptation

Joe Wright’s new adaptation of Anna Karenina opens with a wide shot of a stage, the sounds of an orchestra tuning, and a curtain rising. The telling of the story that follows is immersed in artifice, much of it taking place in a fluid theatrical space with lighting and staging effects, and moving flats, backdrops, and scenery. What Wright and his screenwriter Tom Stoppard (who knows a little something about The Theatre) have done is not adapt Tolstoy’s novel so much as they’ve staged it, creating a fluid three-way dialectic between the page, the stage, and the frame. It’s a fresh and ingenious approach, and results in a surprisingly high-spirited picture. … Read More

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Exclusive Supercut: Big Hollywood Stars in Their Early Horror Roles

Many a young actor has come to Hollywood seeking fame and fortune, only to discover that the road to success is a long and difficult one, with plenty of detours and diversions along the way. And many have found that, in their early, hungry days of trying to make it as a working actor, the horror genre always has a (meager, but cashable) paycheck for a rising young talent with stars in their eyes. And as a salute to those young, starving artists, we give you this week’s special, Halloween-tinged supercut, in which we’ve tracked down and collected some of the more entertaining and surprising of those early roles. Check it out after the jump. … Read More

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