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    For Your Consideration: Sifting Through An Incredibly Crowded Best Actor Oscar Race (Even With Steve Carell Out of the Picture)

    Last week this column took a look at the quickly tightening best actress race (in the wake of two drop outs via Nicole Kidman and Marion Cotillard), so it seemed appropriate to turn the table over to their male counterparts, especially since one of the main contenders in that arena also headed to 20...

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    With McQueen Out As Director And Dosunmu In, Could A 'Fela' Biopic Casting Change Be Next?

    The recent news that director Andrew Dosunmu has been tapped to replace Steve McQueen as helmer of the long-talked-about biopic on Nigerian music icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti has got a lot of people talking. Many are wondering what this change means for the look and feel of the project. I'm wondering ...

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    A Free Solomon Northup & Family Go On A Shopping Trip In New Clip From '12 Years A Slave'

    Here's a short clip from Steve McQueen's much-ballyhooed 12 Years A Slave featuring star Chiwetel Ejiofor, in one of a few "flashback" sequences in the film, as a free Solomon and his family (Kelsey Scott, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Cameron Zeigler) go on a little shopping trip, and, well, just watch th...

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    Watch: First Clip From Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Goes Shopping; Plus Lots Of New Photos

    With Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" bouncing to 2014 and Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" potentially doing the same, it seems there is even more room for Steve McQueen's widely praised (our review) "12 Years a Slave" to get comfortable in the pole position (at the moment) of the Oscar sea...

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    Starz Debuts Full Trailer For Chiwetel Ejiofor Miniseries 'Dancing On The Edge' + Sets Premiere Date

    Starz network will host the USA television premiere of the musical drama Dancing on the Edge, an original miniseries from writer/director Stephen Poliakoff, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor (an actor who's set to have a really good second half of 2013 with 3 films he stars in debuting).

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    Oscar Talk: 'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' Top the Fall Fests So Far

    Kris Tapley of In Contention and I resume our Oscar Talk Podcast, discussing the current awards season frontrunners that emerged during TIFF and Telluride.

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    Mill Valley Film Festival Sets 2013 Lineup

    The Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) has grown to be one of the most prominent cinema-related events on the West Coast, bearing the proud distinction of presenting the Bay Area with the last five Best Picture winners. About to kick off its 36th year, MVFF has just unveiled its roster of prestigious ...

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    In the Works: Joe Wright and Chiwetel Ejiofor Join Forces for Big-Screen Version of 'A Season in the Congo' (VIDEO)

    Director Joe Wright is in the works adapting Aime Cesaire's play "A Season in the Congo," which centers on the 1960 Congo rebellion and the assassination of political leader Patrice Lumumba, for the big screen. Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of this awards season's current title to beat "12 Years a Slave," ...

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    Exclusive: New Photos Of Steve McQueen's Harrowing '12 Years A Slave' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor & Michael Fassbender

    There are few films knocking viewers down as hard and as harrowingly this fall as Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave." The British filmmaker returns with his third feature following "Hunger" and "Shame," and this time brings his unique filmmaking skills to one of the toughest chapters of American his...

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    '12 Years a Slave' and 'Gravity' Top Indiewire's Toronto Film Festival Critics Poll

    After a week of grabbing much of the festival headlines from the last two weeks, the two films that seem poised to continue making waves for the rest of 2013 got another big boost from critics. "12 Years a Slave" and “Gravity" both received top marks in multiple categories of our end of festival pol...

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