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    The Sessions—movie review

    John Hawkes has emerged as one of the finest chameleon-like character actors of our time, in films like 'Winter’s Bone', 'Martha Marcy May Marlene', and 'Higher Ground.' With his performance in 'The Sessions' he reaches a new plateau, transforming himself into the wry, self-deprecating journalist Ma...

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    Which Stars Need a Comeback?

    Everybody loves a comeback. Ben Affleck redeemed himself from "Jersey Girl" and Gigli" with "The Town" and "Argo," while President Obama gave Democrats hope by deciding to show up for his second debate against Mitt Romney after a frustratingly muted first roun...

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    John Hawkes Finds Pain and Growth in 'The Sessions'; Helen Hunt Also Strong Oscar Contender (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Fox Searchlight is no slouch at backing Oscar contenders (see "Slumdog Millionaire," "The Descendants," "The Wrestler"). Back in January at Sundance they scooped up "The Sessions," a small film from Australian writer-director Ben Lewin, who had not directed a feature film in 18 years. Why? Because i...

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    Review: Life & Lust Find A Way In Well-Performed But Standard-Issue 'The Sessions'

    Inspired by the life and writings of Mark O'Brien -- a polio-stricken but determined journalist and poet confined to an iron lung since age six -- "The Sessions" offers a less comprehensive look at O'Brien's life than Jessica Yu's excellent documentary "Breathing Lesso...

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    Exclusive: New Photos From 'The Sessions' Starring John Hawkes & Helen Hunt

    The journey from the wintry hills of Park City to the red carpet and bright lights of the Dolby Theater is a long one. Few films can manage that mileage, but "The Sessions" looks like one that will go the distance. The based on a true story tale has been earning strong notices since i...

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    'Broken' and 'The Imposter' Lead Winners at the 8th Zurich Film Festival

    The 8th Zurich Film Festival winners were announced Saturday, September 29, during a crowded awards ceremony held at Zurich's Opera House. "Breaking Horizons," directed by Pola Beck, won the Golden Eye Award for German language feature film; "Der Prozess," directed by Gerald ...

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    Oscars: Taking A Look At The Wide Open Best Supporting Actress Field

    Our Oscars coverage has, over the last few months, principally focused on the Best Picture race, which makes sense as what films look like possibilities continues to come into focus. But with the dust now settled on the festival season (well, except for the New York Film Festival getting underway to...

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    "Oh God": John Hawkes & William H. Macy Talk Sex In New Clip From 'The Sessions' Plus New Pics From The Film

    Sex, drama and comedy are familiar ingredients for any number of movies, but those elements have never quite come together as uniquely as they do in "The Sessions." While much of the Oscar talk over at Fox Searchlight has shifted for the time being to "Hitchcock," which recently ...

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    Chicago International Film Festival to Honor Joan Allen, Viola Davis and Helen Hunt with Silver Hugo

    The 48th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) will pay tribute to Joan Allen, Viola Davis, and Helen Hunt for their noteworthy accomplishments and contributions to the arts by presenting them with the Silver Hugo.

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    Fox Searchlight Moves Up Oscar Contender 'The Sessions' to October 19

    Fox Searchlight has moved up the limited release date of Ben Lewin's Sundance hit-turned-Oscar contender "The Sessions" to October 19, a week earlier than originally announced. The film recently screened at TIFF.

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