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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Feature
'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night''s Ana Lily Amirpour, Sheila Vand And Making the World's Best Iranian Vampire Western

Well, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, is the world's only Iranian vampire Western, but you get where I'm going with this. More »

Imitation Game feature
The Enigma of Alan Turing: Morten Tyldum’s ‘The Imitation Game’ chronicles the life of WWII’s unsung code-breaker

One of the most important figures of the 20th century is virtually unknown to the world at large More »

Los Cabos FF
Films, finance and fiesta: Los Cabos International Film Festival offers an intimate experience

The dazzling Mexican sun beat down on me and the crystal-clear surf murmured just yards away, as I attended the third annual Los Cabos International Film Festival, Nov. 12-16. More »

Penguins of Madagascar McGrath
I Spy Penguins: ‘Madagascar’ co-director Tom McGrath moves to the spotlight as avian leader Skipper

If the world of animation has any lesson to teach us, it might be: Watch out for the little guy. More »

Babadook
Parental descent: Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Babadook’ is a spooky tale of a mother in crisis

The real boogeyman in Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent's chilling psychological horror movie, The Babadook, isn't the titular creature—a nightmarish cross between Dr. Caligari's cabinet monster and a Queensland cockroach. More »

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 »

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REVIEWS

imitation game review
Film Review: The Imitation Game

Terrific biopic about world-class mathematician and social misfit Alan Turing, who, in spite of a painful struggle with his homosexuality, helped the Allies break the code of the Nazis' Enigma machine. More »

Hunger Games - Mockingjay Pt 1
Film Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Darker, less action-packed first half of the final installment of the popular franchise moves from arenas to rubble aplenty as Jennifer Lawrence’s super-heroine is called upon to serve her beleaguered and much-destroyed nation as propaganda instrument and leader. Fans of the books and previous two films get a less flashy palette here, but the engaging characters and strong story return to stir interest for the scheduled November 2015 finale. More »

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