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    The Oscar Aftermath In Podcasts and "Back and Forth"s

    I'm not sure if I'm actually awake as I write this, but here's links to the three conversations I had this morning post-Oscar nominations... a back and forth with indieWIRE's critic Eric Kohn, a radio podcast with B. Ruby Rich and Justin Chang, and another podcast with Anne Thompson, Guy Lodge and ...

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    Oscar Talk: Thompson, Tapley, Lodge, Knegt React To Nominations

    Below, In Contention's Kris Tapley and Guy Lodge, indieWIRE's Peter Knegt and I discuss the Oscar nominations in this special Tuesday edition of Oscar Talk.

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    Exclusive: Peter Weir Talks Trying To Crack 'Pattern Recognition,' Stanley Kubrick & 'The Way Back'

    As our recent look at his filmography can attest, Peter Weir is one of the most versatile and fascinating directors currently working. And even if you aren't totally gripped by one of his films, it's hard not to be impressed by the artful craftsmanship that Weir brings to each project. We were thrilled to be able to talk to the director, especially since his output is so infrequent (he is much funnier and warmer than you would expect, given his cultivated aura of a prickly and demanding auteur). Over the course of our conversation, we talked about some of the movies that fell by the wayside while "The Way Back" succeeded, including confirmati...

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    New Poster For 'Hanna' Tells You To "Adapt Or Die"

    Opinion has been mixed thus far on Joe Wright's forthcoming teenage assassin flick "Hanna." And early look at footage at New York Comic Con was met with a muted response and the first trailer for the film seemed to be a bit all over the place. But there's still a few months to go to sway opinion and...

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    Sundance Review | Nichols and Shannon Create American Epic With "Take Shelter"

    Part family drama, part psychological thriller, "Take Shelter" manages to succeed as an otherworldly blend of "Field of Dreams" and Noah's Ark. Following up his 2007 festival hit "Shotgun Stories," director Jeff Nichols re-teams with Michael Shannon for the absorbing saga of a mentally disturbed hus...

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    Banksy's Oscar Reaction: "Last Time There Was A Naked Man Covered in Gold Paint in My House Was Me"

    Rookie filmmaker Banksy's Exit Through The Gift Shop, now nominated for best documentary feature Oscar, is causing the ever-elusive street artist to reconsider the concept of awards. "This is a big surprise," he states of the nomination. "I don't agree with the concept of award ceremonies, but I'm p...

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    Silver Tongues World Premiere

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    A Look at the Oscar Nominations

    I held my breath this morning as the best picture nominations were read. It wasn't until I heard the 10th, the one that named Winter's Bone as a nominee that I was finally able to exhale.

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    Watch: Heart Smashing End Credit Sequence To 'Blue Valentine'

    Okay, so after all the NC-17 hoopla and some fantastic critical praise, "Blue Valentine" only walked with one Oscar nomination this morning for Michelle Williams (though Ryan Gosling is every bit as deserving as the co-star). No matter, it doesn't change the fact that the film is one of the rawest d...

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