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    Time Magazine Boosts Tilda Swinton's Oscar Profile

    One crucial differential in a competitive Oscar race--like the one for best actress--is to be a media darling. It's that simple. Tilda Swinton gives another enigmatic performance in the strangely off-putting Lynne Ramsay drama "We Need to Talk About Kevin," which has been earning critical raves sinc...

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    Honor Roll 2011 | Tilda Swinton Completes Her "Mother Lode Trilogy" With "We Need To Talk About Kevin"

    For the third consecutive year, Tilda Swinton has given us one of the year's best performances.

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    We Really Need to Talk About Kevin and Lynne Ramsay

    I saw We Need to Talk About Kevin co-written and directed by Lynne Ramsay at the Toronto Film Festival. It was one of the best movies I saw there and it is still one of the best movies that I have seen this year. My thoughts (which I wrote at the festival) on the film are below. Not only have the...

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    The Essentials: The 5 Best Tilda Swinton Performances

    Tilda Swinton is a pretty unconventional kind of movie star. The daughter of a Scottish Major-General, and one-time classmate of Princess Diana, she got her start in acting in experimental theater and the Royal Shakespeare Company, before going on to become a muse of British iconoclast Derek Jarman....

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    Tilda Swinton On Exploring The Lack Of Maternal Instinct In 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' & Winging It

    "To this day, I'm winging it," declared Oscar winner Tilda Swinton at a Q&A following a recent screening of "We Need To Talk About Kevin" in New York City, referencing her lack of proper training as an actor. While it is a truthful exclamation, it's ultimately a ...

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    "Melancholia" Firth and Swinton Lauded at European Film Awards

    Cold and rainy weather, rogue planets and the European monetary crisis managed not to cast too dark a pall over the 24th European Film Awards which took place December 3 in Berlin. European Film Academy president (and an eventual winner this year for his documentary “Pina”) Wim Wend...

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    'Melancholia' Wins Best Film At European Film Awards; Ties 'The King's Speech' For Most Awards

    While it has pretty much zero influence on the awards season stateside, the European Film Awards, which are essentially the Euro version of the Oscars, presented their winners tonight and it looks like Lars Von Trier's brief moment as a pariah is over.

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    Video Watch: Planet Tilda

    Statuesque Tilda Swinton poses for photographer/filmmaker Tim Walker in this moody short inspired by a W photo shoot.

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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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