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    Watch: 2 New Clips From Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

    Now that the U.S. presidential election is out of the way, folks will be gearing up to see another president in action with Steven Spielberg’s long-brewing “Lincoln.” And with the film opening in select theaters this weekend, a pair of new clips have been released.

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    Oscars: Can 'The Sessions' Star John Hawkes Beat Out Better Known Competition To Win Best Actor?

    Only a few years ago, John Hawkes was one of Hollywood's best kept secrets. He'd been acting for decades, and cropped up in dozens of big film and TV projects, but at best was simply one of those "Hey, it's that guy!" character actors. But the mid '00s saw him eke towards center stage with a lead ro...

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    Interview: Writer/Director Ben Lewin Talks Uncovering The Amazing True Story Of 'The Sessions' And Casting John Hawkes

    Sundance likes nothing more than an overnight success. Countless directors have, over the thirty-odd years of the festival, gone from total unknowns to the hot new thing, and they're usually some fresh-faced whippersapper, relatively speaking. This year's festival had one of those, in "Beasts of the...

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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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