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Barkhad Abdi

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    'Her' In, Redford Out: Best and Worst of the Oscar Nominations

    Let's start by stipulating that the Oscars have little or nothing to do with art or even how good a film is. Like any political contest, movie awards are about money and campaigning and popularity and image -- so if a good idea or vision sneaks in, what luck!

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    Interview: Tom Hanks & Paul Greengrass Talk ‘Captain Phillips’ & The Raw Acting Ability of Barkhad Abdi

    In the fury of awards season, great films that arrived with strong buzz and critical plaudits can get lost if they arrived earlier in the year. One film that was released in October, but still holds on with strong sea legs is “Captain Phillips” (it’s scored recent DGA, PGA and Golden Globe nominatio...

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    Watch: The Variety Awards Supporting Actor Roundtable Featuring James Franco, John Goodman and Geoffrey Rush

    Variety unveils another installment of their yearly Roundtable series, featuring an in-depth talk between this year's stand-out supporting actors.

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    The 25 Best Breakthrough Performances Of 2013

    One of the great pleasures of being a movie fan is the discovery of new performers. Faces that, months earlier, you'd have passed by in the street, suddenly gifted the role of a lifetime, and whose lives will never be the same again. It feels to us that 2013 was an especially strong year for new fac...

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    Watch: 70-Minute Roundtable With Greta Gerwig, Olivia Wilde, Adele Exarchopoulos & More

    Continuing their run of talking to as many of the folks that matter this awards season (check out the directors, screenwriters, producers, cinematographers and actress roundtables), THR has unveiled yet another lengthy talk, this time with the breakthrough performers of the year.

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    Watch David Oyelowo & Barkhad Abdi In Hollywood Reporter's Breakthrough Performers Panel

    Watch David Oyelowo & Barkhad Abdi In The Hollywood Reporter's Breakthrough Performers Panel

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    Some Thoughts To Chew On Regarding The Recent Rash Of Somali Piracy Movies...

    Long time reader's of S&A will be fully aware of my aversion to and criticisms of films that tackle the broadly-termed "Somali Piracy Issue" - especially those (most, if not all of them) made by westerners (specifically white filmmakers), that tend to offer limited, incomplete portrayals of the ...

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    NYFF: Tom Hanks & Paul Greengrass Talk Dramatizing Desperate Real-Life Events In 'Captain Phillips'

    Paul Greengrass’ harrowing, real-time thriller, “Captain Phillps” just screened at the New York Film Festival yesterday. Just go and hit Twitter and you’re going to see plaudits, raves and yes, even lots of Oscar talk. It’s a terrific piece of filmmaking that's intense, grueling, deeply immersive an...

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    NYFF Review: Paul Greengrass Takes You Hostage In The Desperately Harrowing ‘Captain Phillips’

    Comparing oranges and apples tends not to be conducive to any critical discourse, but to get something off my chest that I can’t shake (and hopefully provides some convincing context), in the fall sweepstakes to create the most gripping, immersive and emotionally resonant survival tale, Paul Greengr...

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