Olivia Wilde

12 Great 2013 Movies to Stream Over the Holidays

Welcome to Flavorwire’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, as film critics across the land (this one included) trot out their year-end best-of-2013 lists, we offer up a few of the year’s best movies — all currently available for viewing right in your living room. Settle in over the long break with great movies from Greta Gerwig, Jake Johnson, Simon Pegg, Steve Carrel, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Sarah Polley, Brie Larson, Toni Colette, Jeff Garlin, Allison Janney, Anna Kendrick, Shaline Woodley, Jim Rash, Miles Teller, Nick Frost, Noah Baumbach, Edgar Wright, Andrew Bujalski, Alex Gibney, Johnnie To, Joe Swanberg, Ben Wheatley, and more. Check them out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now. … Read More

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Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ Is a Delicate, Poignant, Tech-Savvy Romance

When we meet Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), the hero of Spike Jonze’s exquisite new film Her (which closed the New York Film Festival last weekend), he is a reservoir of melancholy. His wife is divorcing him, his job is depressing, and he lives a life of crushing solitude. He is, in short, the perfect audience for OS1, the world’s first artificially intelligent operating system; “It’s not just an operating system, it’s a consciousness,” boast the ads. And sure enough, Samantha, the voice (provided by Scarlett Johansson) that purrs from his desktop and smartphone, is bright, and funny, and wonderful — everything he can no longer imagine in a partner. Early on, as he pours his soul out to her, he utters one of the movie’s key lines: “I can’t believe I’m having this conversation with my computer.” But he does, and he falls in love with her as well. … Read More

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Flavorwire Interview: ‘Drinking Buddies’ Director Joe Swanberg on Improv, Craft Beer, and the Real Chicago

The Chicago-based filmmaker Joe Swanberg is an incredibly prolific man; in the last eight years, he’s directed a whopping 13 feature films, and even more impressive is that he’s just a week shy of turning 32 years old. Known as one of the major players in the mumblecore genre of the mid- to late-’00s with LOL, Hannah Takes the Stairs, and Nights and Weekends, Swanberg embraces a completely improvisational approach to his films, typically centered around the relationships between urban dwellers in their post-grad years. His newest film, Drinking Buddies, is his most accomplished to date, and features a stellar cast including Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, and Ron Livingston. … Read More

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Have a Beer with Jake Johnson and Anna Kendrick in the ‘Drinking Buddies’ Trailer

The ever prolific and somewhat divisive Joe Swanberg surprised audiences and critics at SXSW this year by premiering his most… 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, we’ve got new films starring Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Wilde, Adam Scott, Richard Pryor, Megan Fox, Eric Bana, Harvey Keitel, Charlie Hunnam, Kate Mara, Richard Dreyfuss, Bette Midler, Keanu Reeves, and Nick Nolte, plus a pair of our favorite recent documentaries. Check them all out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now. … Read More

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The Best and Worst Movies of SXSW 2013

Your film editor has returned from Austin, where SXSW’s robust selection of fascinating panels and workshops kept my film consumption lower than I might’ve liked. But the dozen SXSW film entries I did get to see offered up an assortment of riveting performances, inventive filmmaking, and recurring motifs; a quick round-up of the best and worst (of what I saw, at least) is after the jump. … Read More

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10 Movies We Can’t Wait to See at SXSW 2013

A confession: nothing against Sundance or any of our other regulars, but SXSW is probably our favorite film festival to attend. The warm weather is a nice respite from late-winter NYC, there’s a relaxed and chatty vibe in the lines, and Tex-Mex and BBQ are always within reach. Oh, and the movies are great. If you’re headed down to Austin, we’ve got plenty of cool events for you to check out. And for those of you who plan to spend your days shotgunning as many movies as possible, here are a few of the flicks we’re eager to take… Read More

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The Year in Film: 2012′s Sexiest Scenes [NSFW]

There was a remarkable disconnect happening this year between pop culture and political culture, with the former getting kinkier (the ubiquitous 50 Shades of Grey on bookshelves, the Presidential handjob-heavy Hyde Park on Hudson on movie screens) while the latter threatened to get more prurient and Victorian. Points for trying, but good luck — movies were plenty sexy this year, and after the jump, we’ve assembled ten of the year’s hottest moments. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in December

Indie releases tend to thrive during the months when the multiplexes get dumber — in other words, every month until October, when big studios start putting their muscle behind intelligent Oscar contenders and act like that’s the kind of stuff they’re turning out all year. Point is, our indie preview is a little thinner than usual this month, since quieter movies are basically gunning for the same audiences as your Zero Dark Thirtys and Life of Pis and so on, but there are a few small releases worth tracking down. We’ll run them down for you after the jump. … Read More

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