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  1. Video Review: Does the Plot of 'McFarland, Usa' Sound Too Familiar?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Patch.com

    ... USA is a sports drama about forging new beginnings and embracing the unknown. Directed by Niki Caro ( North Country , Whale Rider ), the film stars Kevin Costner as coach Jim White who, in the midst of his own awakenings and the community's ...

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  2. 'McFarland, USA' review: A crowdpleaser that goes the extra mileRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Examiner.com

    ... Caro, the New Zealander that made a splash with 2002's Whale Rider and followed that three years later with North Country , makes a return to Hollywood with a film that seems unlike her. Having tackled subjects where the subtext was about female ...

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  3. McFarland USARead the original story

    Saturday Feb 21 | Watersblogged

    ... February 18, 2015 Title: McFarland , USA Director: Niki Caro ('Whale Rider,' 'North Country') Starring: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Carlos Pratts and Morgan Saylor Parents can often endure heartbreaking economic, social and ...

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  4. Capone likes the humble, noble version of Kevin Costner at the center of McFARLAND USARead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Ain't It Cool News

    ... In the case of MCFARLAND USA, the unusual choice to direct is New Zealand native Niki Caro (WHALE RIDER, NORTH COUNTRY), who has shown a real talent for capturing the way Americans often unfairly pre-judge and treat each other in small communities - ...

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  5. McFarland USA, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, The DUFF, The Last Five Years & Song of the SeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Gapers Block

    ... In the case of McFarland USA , the unusual choice to direct is New Zealand native Niki Caro ( Whale Rider , North Country ), who has shown a real talent for capturing the way Americans often unfairly pre-judge and treat each other in small ...

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  6. McFarland, USARead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Transbuddha.com

    ... times the movie has to fight the impulse to turn sappy, but director Niki Caro (whose previous films include North Country and Whale Rider ) makes sure to infuse the film with both humor and heart while acknowledging the struggles of everyone making ...

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  7. 'McFarland, USA' movie review: Disney sports drama blends action, humor and relevanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | NOLA.com

    ... that might not seem like the most spectator-friendly of sports. But director Niki Caro ("Whale Rider," "North Country") clearly realizes it's not a requirement that her audience be invested in a sport beforehand for a movie about that sport to work. ...

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  8. 'McFarland, USA' review: Kevin Costner runs to winRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | The Jersey Journal

    ... Niki Caro. She had a hit with "Whale Rider" in 2002 and then a very good movie about sexual harassment, "North Country," which went nowhere. But both those pictures showed a connection with - and understanding of - poor communities where work grinds ...

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  9. 'McFarland USA': A true heart-warmerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Davis Enterprise

    ... who came to our attention with 2002's stirring "Whale Rider," and followed up with the equally compelling "North Country." Both those films concerned women stymied in their efforts to succeed on their own terms, and forced to battle long-established ...

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  10. McFarland director Niki Caro - curious for all cultures'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Canada.com

    ... culture with her 2002 breakthrough movie Whale Rider, and she exposed the harsh life of miners in 2005's North Country by filming in assorted Minnesota mining towns. Both movies were well received and earned Oscar honours. Whale Rider's Keisha ...

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  11. With 'McFarland USA,' Costner keeps streak running with inspirational sports filmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | TwinCities

    ... the textures and interrelationships of communities in her New Zealand-set "Whale Rider" and Minnesota-set "North Country. " "McFarland" occasionally gets pat (the smirky racism is overdone) or idealized (Why does it seem like everyone always has ...

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  12. McFarland, USA Movie ReviewRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Shockya.com

    ... who grippingly showcased her commanding directorial instincts in the empowering 2005 Oscar-nominated drama, 'North Country,' once again enthrallingly highlighted and captured the emotional and societal challenges the strong and determined ...

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  13. Director Niki Caro on Bringing McFarland, USA to the Rest of the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | ComingSoon.net

    At this point, there are few directors I haven't had a chance to interview in some capacity over the years, but one of the most elusive has been Niki Caro, who blew many people away with her early film Whale Rider way back in 2002, and then followed that up by directing the equally sensational drama North Country in 2005. Now she's tackling a Disney sports movie and it's one that's as unconventional as the other movies she's directed, being a movie starring Kevin Costner as Coach Jim White, who moves to the quiet burg of McFarland, California in the late '80s to take a new job in the mostly Hispanic community.

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  14. Laura Griffith, Brandon O'Neill & More to Star in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at ActRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 11 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... television credits include ER, The West Wing, Mad Men,The Practice, Boston Legal, Path to War,Thirteen Days, North Country, Instinct, and House of Lies among others. MARIANNE OWEN was most recently seen at ACT in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike ...

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  15. Sean Bean thrilled to take flight with Wachowskis on 'Jupiter Ascending'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | WMUR-TV Manchester

    ... it's fantasy ("The Lord of the Rings," "Game of Thrones"), action ("Patriot Games," "GoldenEye") or drama ("North Country"), Bean said he's thrilled that he's been able, time and again, to land roles that place character and story at the forefront. ...

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  16. Sean Bean thrilled to take flight with Wachowskis on 'Jupiter Ascending'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | WISN-TV

    ... it's fantasy ("The Lord of the Rings," "Game of Thrones"), action ("Patriot Games," "GoldenEye") or drama ("North Country"), Bean said he's thrilled that he's been able, time and again, to land roles that place character and story at the forefront. ...

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  17. 'McFarland, USA': Film ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... are often stock, the picture benefits from sensitive direction by New Zealander Niki Caro ( Whale Rider , North Country ) and from a most appealing performance by Kevin Costner . At first glance some might object to the idea of another white savior, ...

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  18. Snowtown Film Festival will feature wide range of local and national filmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Watertown Daily Times

    ... Snowtown Film Festival, which was created when a local group of film buffs approached the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce and the Watertown Parks and Recreation Department to partner with them to present it during Snowtown USA. ...

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  19. 9 questions with veteran Twin Cities actor Raye BirkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | TwinCities

    ... he has "Bah Humbugged" more than 500 times). He has also appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies, including "North Country," "A Serious Man" and the "Naked Gun" films. These days, he teaches acting and concentrates on performing on stage. In ...

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  20. Paul Sprenger, lawyer for female miners in case that inspired "North Country," diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Paul Sprenger, a Washington lawyer who obtained multimillion-dollar settlements on behalf of women, minorities and aging workers in class-action lawsuits, most notably the case of female Minnesota miners that inspired the 2005 film "North Country," died Dec. 29 while snorkeling off a beach in CuraA ao. He was 74. The cause was an apparent heart attack, said his wife, Jane Lang.

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