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    European Film Academy Nominates 'The Act of Killing,' 'The Missing Picture' and 'Stop-Over' for Documentary Award

    The European Film Academy has announced the three nominations in its Documentary category: Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing,” Kaveh Bakhtiari’s “Stop-Over” and Rithy Panh’s “The Missing Picture.” More info, plus trailers, below.

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    Watch: 'Free Angela' Filmmaker Shola Lynch On Being Pigeonholed As a Black Female Filmmaker

    Second-time filmmaker Shola Lynch, having just finished her first project about Brooklyn-based Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's 1972 presidential bid, did not want to make her next film about "another black woman." But political activist Angela Davis was simply too rich of a subject for Lynch to pas...

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    Watch: 'Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro' Filmmakers Discuss the Reaction to the Film

    Heather Winters had already been a producer on several documentary films, including the critically-acclaimed Super Size Me and Sundance winner Anywhere, but hadn't quite thought about directing her first feature yet. When working as co-writer and producer on Class Act Winters met Grammy-winning song...

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    European Film Awards Set 2013 Documentary Nominees

    The European Film Academy has announced the three nominees in the category for best documentary for the 2013 European Film Awards, which in no surprise includes perhaps the most controversial, acclaimed acclaimed documentaries of the last year.

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    Immersed in Movies: Pretty Females vs. the Bold Feminism of 'Frozen'

    Now that the "Frozen" "pretty female" controversy has thawed, let's take a look at how Disney shatters the fairy tale model with two strong female heroines.

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    AFI FEST Promotes One of Last Holiday Entries Via Special Tribute to David O. Russell

    Given that David O. Russell's "American Hustle" (December 25) is one of the last films to arrive into the already-crowded awards fray, the last film festival of the fall season, AFI FEST 2013 (November 7-14), gets to promote the presumed Oscar contender via Special Tribute on Friday, November 8.

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    WATCH: McConaughey, Whitaker, Gyllenhaal, Leto, Brolin and Jordan Talk Acting for THR Awards Roundtable

    It's that time of year again when the Hollywood Reporter kicks off its round table discussions. First up, the Actors. Matthew McConaughey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, Josh Brolin and Michael B. Jordan talk everything from flubbed auditions to leg waxing. Watch the full video below,...

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    Nick Kroll To Host 2013 Gotham Awards

    Comedian, writer and actor Nick Kroll will host the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on December 2nd, it was announced today.

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    Oscars: Is The Best Director Competition More Than A Two-Horse Race?

    If this year's Best Picture race is tough (and it is, even with films like "Foxcatcher" and "Monuments Men" pushed into 2014), it's nothing compared to the fight that's brewing in Best Director. The category has evolved somewhat since the Best Picture field expanded to ten films. Before that change,...

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