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    Entertainment Weekly Posts Their Best and Worst of 2012

    Entertainment Weekly examines the trends, triumphs, and disasters of 2012 in a year-end double issue. Best films from critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum start with "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty," respectively, followed by "Zero Dark Thirty," "Amour," and "Silver Linings Playbook." (Their...

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    'Holy Motors' Tops Indiewire's Poll For the Best of 2012 Film; Other Winners Include Jafar Panahi and Amy Seimetz

    With 128 votes among 204 critics listed in Indiewire's Criticwire network, Leos Carax's surreal opus "Holy Motors" topped Indiewire's seventh annual poll for Best Film. "Holy Motors" star Denis Lavant garnered the most votes for Best Performance.

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    Critic's Picks: The Best Film Performances of 2012

    We no longer live in the age of the method. The performances that stand out in current cinema radiate a self-reflexive intensity less impressive for how much they convince us of their authenticity -- although they do that -- and pertain instead to addressing viewers aware of the artifice.

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    Corbijn's 'A Most Wanted Man' Wraps, Heads for Berlin or Cannes UPDATED

    Looks like footage from Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn's John Le Carre adaptation "A Most Wanted Man" will be screened at Berlin in February and Cannes in May in advance of a fall release by Focus Features. The movie, Corbijn's follow-up to international thriller "The American&...

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    A Late Quartet

    Philip Seymour Hoffman is considered a leading contender for an Oscar nomination this year for his performance in' The Master'. But he’s also appearing in a modest film that shows him and costars Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, and Mark Ivanir at their best:' A Late Quartet'.

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    Review: 'A Late Quartet' Is A Soap Opera Symphony That Hits All The Wrong Notes

    Certainly, if a film pulls together a cast that includes Philip Seymour Hoffmam, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener, there's going to be something worth enjoying. And indeed, the trio give top shelf performances as we've always come to expect from them in "A Late Quartet." But...

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    Oscar Talk: 'Life of Pi,' Best Actor Race

    Oscar chances for Ang Lee's 3-D New York Film Festival opener "Life of Pi" was the main Oscar Talk discussion this week for Kris Tapley and me. We also dissected the Best Actor race, where it is now and who could enter the contenders list. Here's my "Life of Pi" review, ...

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    In the Works: 'A Most Wanted Man' Starts Shooting with Hoffman and McAdams

    Anton Corbijn's adaptation of the John le Carre thriller, "A Most Wanted Man," began principal photography this week in Hamburg. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright. Corbijn ("The American") directs the film, which Australian writer Andrew Bovell ("...

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    'The Master' Review: Egotists and the Cultists Who Love Them

    With its expansive 70 mm images, The Master almost pounces on you as it announces its epic scope and ambition – even though the impressive vistas of the sea don’t have anything to do with the heart of the film. In its intelligent, chilly essence, Paul Thomas Anderson’s film is...

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    Oscar Talk: Toronto and Telluride Update, from 'The Master' and 'Cloud Atlas' to 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    Kris Tapley and I go over the Oscar race post-Toronto and Telluride, from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" to the fate of "Anna Karenina" and "Cloud Atlas." Neither of us liked "Hyde Park on Hudson" ve...

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