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    WATCH: Judi Dench Speaks Eloquently About Meeting and Playing the Real-Life 'Philomena'

    Last month at the Venice Film Festival, Judi Dench spoke eloquently at the "Philomena" press conference about meeting the real Philomena Lee, now 80, and the challenges of bringing her unusual life to the screen. Watch below.

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    Oscars: A Look At The Best Actress Front-Runners, Including Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock & Amy Adams

    Received wisdom has it that, in most years, the Best Actress category at the Academy Awards is less competitive than their male equivalent. It's certainly true, if it even needs to be said, that great roles for women are far, far less common than they are for men. But one only has to think of the pe...

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    The Big O: Reality Bites Oscar -- Hard

    It's time to get real about the Oscar race.

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    Heroines of Cinema: The British Actress’s Guide to Hollywood

    Looking at the program for the London Film Festival, which launches this Thursday, it struck me how many of the gala films featured star turns from leading British actresses. There’s Carey Mulligan in “Inside Llewyn Davis”, Emma Thompson in “Saving Mr Banks”, Kate Winslet in “Labor Day”, Judi Dench ...

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    Trailer Watch: New Trailer for Philomena - Starring Judi Dench

    Philomena, starring Judi Dench, has taken the festival circuit by storm--receiving critical praise at Toronto and nabbing the Best Screenplay award at Venice.

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    Watch: New Trailer For TIFF People's Choice Award Runner-Up 'Philomena' Starring Judi Dench & Steve Coogan

    When Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave" won the Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award, we were slightly surprised—given that the prize generally tends to lean toward more crowd-pleasing movies—but we weren't surprised to see Stephen Frears' "Philomena" take one of the runner-up s...

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    The Big O: Are Grande Dames the New Babes?

    Beauty before age. This twist on an old adage has held sway for the most part when it comes to selecting which actresses are granted an Oscar each year, at least for the past several decades. But 2013 might find more than few new wrinkles (as well as some old ones) in a contest where experience doe...

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    For Your Consideration: A Closer Look at the Best Actress Race as 'Grace of Monaco' and 'The Immigrant' Get Pushed To 2014

    Remember earlier in the year when it seemed possible this year's best actress race would be a battle of the princesses? Oliver Hirschbiegel's "Diana" and Olivier Dahan's "Grace of Monaco" both looked like the kind of movies made to get best actress nominations, with the former seeing Naomi Watts pla...

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    Toronto: How 'Philomena' and 'A Field in England' Represent Two Tendencies In British Cinema

    Two British films, "A Field in England" and "Philomena" (both playing at the Toronto Film Festival), use comedy to depict real historical events. While they couldn't be more different from each other, together they demonstrate the great and many traditions of British comedy.

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