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Foxcatcher Bennett Miller
Takedown: Bennett Miller explores dark side of privilege with true story of du Pont Foxcatcher scandal

At this spring’s Cannes Film Festival, the award for Best Director went to Bennett Miller for his new film, Foxcatcher. More »

Nikki Rocco profile
Saluting Nikki Rocco: Domestic distribution president retiring after 47 years at Universal

Universal Pictures has celebrated many long-running hit movies, but one of the most impressive runs at the studio has been tallied by Nikki Rocco, the studio’s president of domestic distribution since 1996. More »

caldwell
Guardian of the blockbusters: Disney veteran Ken Caldwell earns annual Show ‘E’ honors

Ken Caldwell, senior VP, North American theatrical sales, for Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Distribution, is ShowEast’s 2014 Show “E” Award honoree, a recognition, as the tradition goes, of “an industry member whose achievements, accomplishments, and dedication to the industry are unequaled.” More »

Randy Ostrow
An indie friendship: Producer Randy Ostrow cherishes Bingham Ray honor

To producer Randy Ostrow, ShowEast 2014’s Bingham Ray Spirit Award honoree, “Bingham Ray” isn’t just a name. More »

Theory of Everything
The cosmology of love: James Marsh chronicles the journey of Stephen and Jane Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'

The world’s image of Stephen Hawking, the brilliant and celebrated astrophysicist, is that of a severely physically afflicted man in a wheelchair More »

Holiday Preview
Holiday at the movies: Hobbits and Hunger Games top the cinema gift list

Hobbits and Hunger Games are the best bets to bring the box office out of the woods this holiday season More »

Hamptons 2014
Eastern alternative: Hamptons Film Festival generates its own star power

If you ask filmmakers and distributors what separates New York Film Festival (NYFF) audiences from those attending the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), they’ll probably answer only 109 miles. In fact, this year marked even less separation, as the two fests—one in Manhattan, one out east near the tip of Long Island—overlapped for several mid-October days. More »

NYFF 2014 Wrap
That’s a wrap! Recapping the second half of the 52nd New York Film Festival

As happens every year, the end of another rewarding, varied and surprising New York Film Festival (NYFF), organized by The Film Society of Lincoln Center, is a kind of beginning. More »

Fury Feature
‘Fury’ duty: David Ayer leads Brad Pitt and company in World War II tank drama

With Fury, writer-director David Ayer sets out to provide one of the most visceral and realistic depictions of World War II-era tank warfare yet committed to the screen. More »

Overnighters feature
Boomtown blues: Jesse Moss documents the struggles of a North Dakota community overwhelmed by job-seekers

The small town of Williston, North Dakota, is on the front lines of the central battles in today's economy. A boomtown thanks to its location atop the enormous Bakken shale oil field, Williston has seen its population almost double in ten years. More »

Alexander feature
Not a Bad Day: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Miguel Arteta share details of their ‘Alexander’ adventure

The movie version of Judith Viorst's classic 1972 children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day had a development gestation that might have made the put-upon Alexander say, "Ah well, maybe my day wasn't so bad." More »

Chazelle
Off the charts: Damien Chazelle’s ‘Whiplash’ quickens the pulse with tale of ambitious young drummer

The questions concerning art, morality and the often fraught interplay between the two which Damien Chazelle poses in his film Whiplash “keep me up at night,” the writer-director admits. More »

New York Film Festival
Gone to Lincoln Center: New York Film Festival launches edition number 52

It's no surprise that 2014 is proving to be another good year for The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual New York Film Festival More »

Hossein Amini
The Talented Mr. Amini: Oscar-nominated screenwriter helms Patricia Highsmith’s devious ‘Two Faces of January’

Brazen bitchery occurs in the movie version of Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d when two old screen divas brush up against each other. Says one (Elizabeth Taylor) to the other (Kim Novak): “There are only two things I dislike about you. Your face.” More »

The Zero Theorem
Future shock: Terry Gilliam fashions another wild sci-fi world in ‘The Zero Theorem’

Terry Gilliam slumps over his table, summoning energy as the long day drags on. "We're a part of the machine now, it's all a machine," he mutters, scanning a Lower Manhattan sidewalk café for an exit from the public-relations circus. More »

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REVIEWS

John Wick
Film Review: John Wick

Retired hit man seeks revenge on Russian mob in an above-average action film. More »

Fury Review
Film Review: Fury

American tanks fight superior German forces in the closing days of World War II. More »

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