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Everything We Know About ‘True Detective’ Season 2 So Far

Last winter, True Detective took over the television world — and the Internet — with only eight episodes. It was a tour-de-force of storytelling from Nic Pizzolatto (who wrote every episode) and of acting from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. As soon as the show ended, rumors started flying about plot and casting details for Season 2. Here is everything we know about True Detective Season 2 so far. (Don’t worry — we’ll update the post as more information is confirmed.) … Read More

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Rachel McAdams Will Likely Be Cast on ‘True Detective’ Season Two

“Fetch” will never happen, but Rachel McAdams in True Detective might. Variety is reporting that McAdams is in talks to join fellow former… Read More

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Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling Had “Screaming, Yelling” Fights While Filming ‘The Notebook’

We’ve learned something today: even if you despise Ryan Gosling, you could end up in a relationship with him. For… Read More

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De Palma’s ‘Passion,’ Schrader’s ‘Canyons,’ and the Inertia of Cinematic Idolatry

You’ve got to give it to Brian De Palma: he knows what his audiences expect. His new film Passion (out today in theaters; previously available on demand) features all of the director’s greatest hits: a twisty plot heavy on identity play, a narrative that mostly serves at the pleasure of his baroque set pieces, an obsession with voyeurism (digital, these days), and a boundless appreciation for the pleasures of Sapphic teasing. It’s a De Palma movie through and through; by the time he trots out the split-screen, he’s like Skynyrd finally playing “Freebird” for a crowd that’s been waiting all night for it. It hits all of the beats we expect and will undoubtedly please those who’ve followed his work since the 1970s. But Passion is, outside of those cinephile-pleasing gestures, a pretty bad movie. If it bore any other filmmaker’s name, would we cut it the same slack? It’s a question worth asking — particularly in the shadow of The Canyons, in which De Palma’s contemporary (and onetime collaborator) Paul Schrader finds himself similarly scrounging to recapture his past magic. … Read More

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Woody Allen’s Classic Leading Ladies and Their Contemporary Counterparts

When Freud wrote of female sexuality as “a dark continent,” he might as well have been writing about Woody Allen’s murky understanding of women. The director’s female characters invariably have abundant daddy issues, a slew of neuroses, and affairs with artists, professors, married men. They seek advice from therapists and fortune tellers, they’re tempestuous and stubborn; though they’re sometimes incredibly narrow, they’re often appealingly complex. Allen’s female characters are so obviously amalgamations of his fantasy woman – or rather women, plural – that one might contend they’re part of an ongoing, experiment in understanding women. Following this week’s news that Emma Stone is set to star in the next Allen film, we’ve conducted a little experiment of our own, looking back at the ladies of his canon, matching the women of his classic era with their contemporary counterparts. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in April

Spring is upon us, dear readers, so it’s your last chance to enjoy some light entertainment before the summer onslaught of giant explosions and endless sequels. (What’s that? G.I. Joe 2 came out last weekend? Let’s pretend like it didn’t happen.) As is our wont on the first of the month, we’ve rounded up April’s independent films of note: those we’ve seen and recommended, and those we can’t wait to get a look at. Join us after the jump for a sampling of this month’s art house goodies. … Read More

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Terrence Malick’s ‘To the Wonder’ Set for 2013 Release

In a career that’s spanned over four decades, Terrence Malick has only released six films. So it’s kind of a big deal that his seventh, To the Wonder, has already debuted to festival audiences in Venice and Toronto, just a year after The Tree of Life dazzled (and baffled) viewers around the world. … Read More

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