Director Mike Cahill broke out of Sundance 2011 with the sci-fi tinged drama Another Earth, featuring Brit Marling as a young woman whose process of coming to terms with her own troubled past is complicated by the revelation of a parallel Earth, apparently identical to our own. Does a version of the same woman live on that planet, and did it make the same mistakes this one did?

Now details of Cahill’s next project have come to light, and it sounds like a film that could complement Another Earth quite well. The film is i Origins, and it centers on a scientist whose success with a new breakthrough hinges on a young girl in India. Read More »

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This week, Dave Chen, Devindra, and Adam chat about the virtues of Downton Abbey, debate the merits of Another Earth, and discuss their most anticipated films of 2012. Special guest Alison Willmore joins us from Movieline.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us at Slashfilm’s Live page on Sunday (1/22) as we discuss Haywire.

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Dave’s Top 10 Movies of 2011

End-of-year list-making is typically a daunting, tricky, and arbitrary task. At its best, it’s a way to express ideas and share interesting finds. At its worst, it’s a shouting match about WHY DIDN’T YOU PICK THE EXACT FILMS I LIKE?

In 2011, I probably saw around 70-80 new release films in theaters. I’m certain that these films are different than the ones you saw and I’m equally certain that I missed a ton of great titles. Nonetheless, after the jump, you’ll find my 10 favorite films of 2011. I hope you’ll take it as the beginning of a conversation, as opposed to the end. And if I chose a film that you didn’t, then all the better! I look forward to reading your picks in the comments below.
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Roger Ebert’s Top 20 Movies of 2011


With just days to go until the end of 2011 (Where did the year go???), legendary film critic Roger Ebert has announced his top 20 movies of the year. Just as you’d expect from Ebert, his list runs the gamut from mainstream blockbusters to more obscure foreign or arthouse projects — with enough in the latter category to offer up some useful suggestions for your Netflix queue. Read his list after the jump.

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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam rage against Cowboys and Aliens, discuss the point (or lack thereof) of The Killing, and take another look at Guillermo Del Toro’s first American film. Special guest Matt Singer joins us from IFC.

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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam continue the discussion over Terence Malick’s Tree of Life, praise indie films like Another Earth, Insidious, and Rubber, and ponder the state of television as art.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. We’ll be back on Sunday at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST to discuss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

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Actress Brit Marling’s career got a shot in the arm recently when she co-wrote, co-produced, and acted in Another Earth and Sound of My Voice, both of which made it into Sundance this year. This woman can do it all, and she’s apparently pretty damn good at it too.

I’m excited to see her performance in at Another Earth, which is why I’m even more excited that we’re giving away free passes to a Wednesday night screening of this film at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Boston. Afterwards, I’ll be hosting a Q&A with director Mike Cahill and Brit Marling. Hit the jump to learn how to get passes to this special event.
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‘Another Earth’ Trailer

This week, Fox Searchlight is all about Sundance breakout star Brit Marling. She wrote, produced and starred in two films that hit the fest this year: The Sound of My Voice and Another Earth, each of which has a sort of sci-fi component. Fox Searchlight announced yesterday that it had picked up The Sound of My Voice, in which Brit Marling plays a cult leader named Maggie who claims to be a time traveler from the year 2054, leading two documentary filmmakers to infiltrate her group to get the truth behind her story.

We don’t know when that will be released, but Fox Searchlight had also already picked up Another Earth, in which Brit Marling plays a young scientist who becomes entangled with an older composer just as a duplicate Earth is discovered. That film will be released on July 22, and the studio has released a full trailer, which you can see after the break. Read More »

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