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    Awards Watch: Christoph Waltz Kills on SNL, Jacki Weaver on NPR, Ang Lee on Nightline

    In the final phase of the Oscar campaign, Christoph Waltz twinkled on SNL last night, in one of the best episodes of the season. Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "Django Unchained," Waltz's best sketch of the evening was a send up of Tarantino's "revenge fantasy" with "Djesus Uncrossed." Wi...

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    The Early Gems: Notable Performances From 2013's Best Supporting Actress Nominees

    Yesterday, we began our coverage counting down to the 85th Academy Awards next Sunday, by taking a look at some of the best early performances of the Best Supporting Actor nominees. So today, the only natural place to go was across the gender divide, to the Best Supporting Actress contenders. And as...

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    JFK Assassination Pic 'Parkland' Begins Lensing in Austin with Giamatti, Thornton, Weaver, Harden, Strong, Haley and Hanks

    JFK assassination film "Parkland," adapted from author and former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's book "Reclaiming History: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy," has begun shooting in Austin, Texas. The film stars Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden, Zac Efron, Jeremy S...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

    This year’s Supporting Actress field features talented young sensations and accomplished veterans. Who deserves to come out on top?

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    Sundance Review: Silly & Cartoonish 'Stoker' Is A Garish Misfire For Park Chan-Wook

    One could argue there's nothing subtle about the movies made by South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, the director behind "Oldboy," including the celebrated Vengeance Trilogy and the loopy vampire movie, "Thirst." Violence reigns in his films, cameras pirouette like self-conscious characters in his...

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    STARS SHINE AT AFI LUNCHEON

    Every year, the American Film Institute convenes a jury to select the Ten Outstanding Films and Television Shows of the year. The outcome is a celebratory luncheon that everyone seems to agree is an oasis in the crowded awards season.

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    Watch The Oscar Nominations: The Good, The Bad, The What Were They Thinking?

    What a relief! It looks like the Oscar show might actually be fun, thanks to Seth MacFarlane. When he and Emma Stone announced the nominees, MacFarlane commented with barbed lines that were as edgy as anything Ricky Gervais did during his controversial Golden Globes gigs. After announcing the B...

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    Silver Linings Playbook

    It’s rare to find a mainstream American movie that doesn’t rely on formula to some degree. That’s one reason David O. Russell’s 'Silver Linings Playbook' is so refreshing: we haven’t encountered these characters before, and this is a character-driven piece. They’re unpredictable and idiosyncratic, b...

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    Clunky Title, Terrific Film: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence in 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    David O. Russell is the master of messed-up families, from the incestuous mother-son duo in Spanking the Monkey through the loving fraternal rivalry of The Fighter and even the band-of-brothers military guys in Three Kings. But he has never had a family so superbly cast and played as the one&nb...

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    Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton & Jacki Weaver Head To JFK Assassination Film 'Parkland'

    It’s no secret that Tom Hanks as a producer is fond of looking at the past, whether through the prism of the space race, in “From The Earth To The Moon,” or through war -- specifically World War II -- as in companion pieces “Band Of Brothers” and “The Pacific.&rdq...

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