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The Best Movie You Never Saw: Australian western The Proposition

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at THE PROPOSITION. THE STORY:  After his capture,...
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Live-orchestrated screening of P.T. Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love announced

Now this is pretty damn cool. BAM has announced that Sony and director Paul Thomas Anderson have produced a new, scoreless print of PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE, and it will screen this spring with Jon Brion's original score re-orchestrated and performed by a live orchestra. The Wordless Music Orchestra have been tapped to perform for the special screening, with Ryan McAdams and...
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Review: Everest

PLOT: Based on a true story, EVEREST recounts the 1996 expedition to the summit of Mount Everest by several groups of climbers, some experienced, some not, that resulted in multiple fatalities. REVIEW: The trailers may bill EVEREST as an edge-of-your-seat thriller replete with stunning IMAX 3D cinematography guaranteed to make you feel as if you're 20,000 feet above sea...
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Jake Gyllenhaal deconstructs his life in Demolition trailer

Jake Gyllenhaal has been doing some incredible work as of late. For the most part, he always was (well, except for THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW and PRINCE OF PERSIA), but when you take a look at his last few films, it is one dynamite performance after another. SOURCE CODE. END OF WATCH. PRISONERS. ENEMY. NIGHTCRAWLER. SOUTHPAW. Gyllenhaal seems to get better and better each time out, which is...
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Sam Worthington & Ruth Wilson join Sofia Boutella in The Titan

It's been announced that Sam Worthington and The Affair and THE LONE RANGER actress Ruth Wilson are set to star alongside Sofia Boutella (KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE) in an "elevated sci-fi" flick called THE TITAN. Lennart Ruff will make his feature film directorial debut with the movie, with Motion Picture Capital, GRACE OF MONACO screenwriter Arash Amel ,...
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You may want to hold your breath during the new trailer for Everest

Now here's a story that really rocks! Anyone? Okay, moving on! In case you didn't check out the trailer that debuted last month for EVEREST, the film follows a climbing expedition on Mt. Everest that is devastated by a severe snow storm. Boasting an ensemble that includes Jason Clarke , Jake Gyllenhaal , John Hawkes , Robin Wright , Josh Brolin , Sam Worthington , Keira Knightley...
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The trailer for Everest will leave you absolutely breathless

There are movies that leave you breathless thanks to stunning visuals or heart-pounding suspense. There are also true stories told on the big screen that, despite knowing the outcome, still keep you on the edge of your seat with anticipation and anxiety. EVEREST looks to be all of those rolled into one. Featuring an amazing cast that includes Jason Clarke , Jake Gyllenhaal ,...
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Review: The Theory of Everything (TIFF 2014)

PLOT: The story of Stephen Hawking ( Eddie Redmayne ) and his first wife Jane ( Felicity Jones ) from their early courtship, to his eventual diagnosis and physical decline from motor neurone disease and scientific breakthroughs. REVIEW: I've seen a lot of good performances at this year's TIFF, but none quite as uncanny as Eddie Redmayne 's turn as...
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First Look: Jason Clarke in Everest

Did anyone see that movie with Ethan Hawke called ALIVE? Any time a film about hiking comes up, my mind immediately goes to this. Then I think of cannibalism, and then I’m creeped out. Good thing is that I’m pretty sure I can watch EVEREST without worrying about any decisions surrounding devouring the flesh of others. However, it is the rather sad true story about an expedition...
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Review: The Book Thief

PLOT: In Germany during the Second World War, young Liesel (Sophie Nélisse), the daughter of a communist who’s on the run from the Nazis, is sent to live with a middle-aged couple- Hans ( Geoffrey Rush ) and Rosa ( Emily Watson ) Hubermann- in their small town. There, the illiterate Liesel is taught to read by the kindly Hans, and she develops a passion for books, which is indulged...
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The Book Thief starring Geoffrey Rush gets an Oscar-ready emotional trailer

Chances are if you make a movie set during World War II that you are either aiming or hoping for an Oscar nomination. Of all the settings for films, WWII seems to be the ideal landscape for telling a heart-wrenching tale of human perseverance, and with good reason. The Holocaust is one of the most hideous and well-known atrocities in history and has affected the families of millions...
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Review: Anna Karenina

PLOT: A nineteenth-century Russian socialite, Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley), becomes a pariah when she leaves her husband- Alexei (Jude Law) for a dashing young soldier- Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson). REVIEW: When I heard Joe Wright was directing this, the upteenth adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's ANNA KARENINA, I initially wasn't all that excited. The story has been done...
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