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    Meryl Streep's 13 Lessons Playing "The Iron Lady"

    Director Phyllida Lloyd's upcoming "The Iron Lady" took center stage Tuesday night at the Director’s Guild of America Theater in New York City. Starring Meryl Streep as Great Britain's maverick '80s era three-term prime minister, The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg led a discussion with Lloyd an...

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    Meryl Streep Receives Kennedy Center Honor

    Meryl Streep along with several other esteemed artists including Yo Yo Ma, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond and Sonny Rollins were honored at the 34th Kennedy Center honors on Sunday evening.

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    Media and Industry Get a Gander at Spielberg's War Horse and Streep as The Iron Lady

    Sight unseen, many predicted that with Steven Speilberg at the helm, World War I drama "War Horse" was the film to beat for best picture and Meryl Streep the front runner for Best Actress in Phyllida Lloyd's Margaret Thatcher biopic "The Iron Lady." At last, in advance o...

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    Interview Watch: Brutal Honesty from Jeremy Renner, Streep & Coen Talk Film in China, Knightley on Dangerous Method & Anna Karenina

    Here's some brutal honesty from Jeremy Renner, whose "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" comes out December 21, followed by "The Avengers" in May 2012. Career comes first: "Even now, any woman would take a No. 2 seat to my job.” No thanks, "Transformers&qu...

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    Oscar Talk: Streep vs. Davis, Prosthetic vs. Digital Makeup, Performance Capture vs. Animation, Close vs. McTeer

    In this week's Oscar Talk podcast, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I debate Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin," performance capture vs. animation. Will animators support it? We think visual effects is a stronger, well-deserved shot.

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    Oscar Watch: Which Indie Outsiders Have a Shot at Best Actress?

    Last night I watched Ellen Barkin act her heart out in Sam Levinson's Sundance screenplay-winner "Another Happy Day" (Phase 4, November 18), which is saddled with an unfortunate generic title. At 57, Barkin has been around the block a few times, and while the movie opens with her two y...

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    Meryl Streep: Political Biopic of an "Old Lady" Will be a Hard Sell at the Box Office

    Evening Standard writer Liz Hoggard reports about a dinner she was invited to at the home of The Iron Lady director Phyllida Lloyd to talk about film with several other female writers along with Meryl Streep and screenwriter, Abi Morgan. 

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    First Reviews - The Iron Lady

    The Iron Lady was unveiled for critics in London and clearly there was no embargo since the reviews have been coming in. Neither one of the reviews below is a rave except for Streep's performance. I think this will be a case of the actress giving a performance that outweighs the heft of the fi...

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