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    14 Films to See in January

    This year is off on the right foot if one’s looking at all the great films being released in January. From the much anticipated Oscar contender “Still Alice” to Bradley Cooper in his most intense role to date, there’s a variety of flicks for the avid film lover ...

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    Indie Spirit Awards 2015: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, and Edward Norton on ‘Birdman’

    As part of the SAG Foundation and Backstage Indie Spirit Award nominees series, the stars of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s actorly dark comedy chatted with Annette Insdorff about their philosophies and the challenges of shooting 12-minute scenes.

  • Interview

    Casting Up-and-Comers in ‘A Most Violent Year’

    Tiffany Little Canfield of Telsey + Company chats about working with writer-director J. C. Chandor to find talent that could really shine, including Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, and David Oyelowo.

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    10 Supporting Players Who Dedicated Years to ‘Boyhood’

    It wasn’t just Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, and Patricia Arquette who gathered together every year for 12 years to film this epic movie. Here are 10 supporting players whose long-term work made “Boyhood” one of 2014’s best pictures.

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    Joanna Newsom on Finding the Music in Acting

    The singer-songwriter didn’t know she would be appearing as the narrator in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” opposite Joaquin Phoenix until someone reached out for her measurements.

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    Casting History’s Icons in ‘Selma’

    Aisha Coley, the casting director for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. biopic—directed by Ava DuVernay and written by DuVernay and Paul Webb—underlines the importance of balancing character similarities with performance chops.

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    How to Balance Dick Jokes and Dictators

    Dan Sterling, whose new comedy “The Interview” stars Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Randall Park, knows how to walk the fine line between political satire and toilet humor.

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    Putting Together the Puzzle of ‘Interstellar’

    Casting director John Papsidera explains the art and intricacy of his close collaboration with writer-director Christopher Nolan, what led to casting Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain, and how he finds child actors.

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    Emily Blunt Takes Us ‘Into the Woods’

    The Baker’s Wife of Rob Marshall’s eagerly anticipated big-screen adaptation of the iconic musical relished discoveries big and small in the magic of Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics and working with Meryl Streep again—and makes the case for why happy endings are overrated.

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    #ICastIt: 1 Reason Good Casting Makes Directing Easier

    Actor-writer-director Jola Cora says the hardest part of casting her short film "Live Laugh Love" was rejecting so many talented actors. She shares how she found the perfect fit on