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    'The Sessions' Star John Hawkes On the Negative Side of Fame

    Despite a career that dates back to 1985, it took actor John Hawkes until he was well into his forties to land on most folks' radars thanks to his Oscar-nominated supporting turn in the surprise indie smash "Winter's Bone." While he hasn't attained the level of fame his "Bone" co-star (and fellow Os...

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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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    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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    Mill Valley Film Festival Wraps Its Oscar-Track Film Run

    The Mill Valley Film Festival has concluded its 11-day pursuit of Bay Area Academy members. The festival began with the US premiere of "Silver Linings Playbook," with director David O. Russell and star Bradley Cooper appearing for a Q& A; the film won yet another Audience Award, as did closer "Life...

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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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    "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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    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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    Watch: John Hawkes Nervously Meets His Sex Surrogate In New Clip From 'The Sessions'

    After the debut of a hearty and warm trailer for Ben Lewin's "The Sessions," we now have a new clip from the Sundance sensation, which stars John Hawkes as real-life figure Mark O'Brien, a man afflicted by polio who was confined to an iron lung for the most of his life, who embarks on a journey to l...

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    TIFF Preview: Fox Searchlight Pushes Oscar Contender 'The Sessions,' Releases Poster

    Fox Searchlight, which snapped up Ben Lewin's "The Sessions" (formerly "The Surrogate") at Sundance for $6 million, holds high Oscar hopes for film, which stars John Hawkes as journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, who is afflicted with polio but wants to have sex. (Think "My Left Foot.") Searchlight is ...

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