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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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    Producers Guild to Honor Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli with 2014 Selznick Achievement Award

    The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced that Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions will receive the 2014 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. The award will be presented at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 19 at the Beverly ...

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    Why Matthew McConaughey Is One Of the Bravest Actors Out There

    On the release of quite possibly his most anticipated film to date, we look back on the recent Oscar-winner's transition from traditional rom-coms to challenging indie work.

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    Is This Small Film Festival One of the East Coast's Best Kept Secrets?

    With such minimal industry presence -- close to, if not exactly, zero -- FilmColumbia makes the legendarily low key Telluride Film Festival look like the Academy Awards by comparison. In an age of instantaneous hype and the constant scrutiny of social media, how did Chatham wind up hosting one of th...

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    Watch The New Trailer For Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' Now Officially Coming Out Christmas Day

    After a good month or two of speculation, Paramount has finally officially given Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" a Christmas Day release date (with a 165 minute running time, no less). And with that news came a very promising second trailer.

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    The International Documentary Association Nominations For the IDA Documentary Awards Help Winnow a Burgeoning Oscar Field

    The International Documentary Association nominations for the 2013 IDA Documentary Awards have landed.

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    'Act of Killing,' 'Stories We Tell' and 'Let The Fire Burn' Among 2013 IDA Award Nominees

    The International Documentary Association’s IDA Awards have announced the nominations for their 2013 awards.

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Underdog Actresses Who Deserve Oscar's Attention This Year

    Instead of dipping into the already repetitive waters of late October Oscar talk, this column will take the next two weeks as an opportunity to discuss a few names that aren't getting as much talk as they may deserve.

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    Shifting Oscar Line-up: Who Comes Out Ahead? UPDATED

    UPDATE: Yes, it's official. Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" will hit theaters December 25, as we expected would be the case when Paramount announced it would push back its Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan reboot "Shadow Recruit" to President's Day weekend in 2014.

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    Is '12 Years a Slave' Too Safe to Transform its Audiences?

    Richard Wright described problems of violence and inequity in the U.S. along these lines: "There isn't any Negro problem; there is only a white problem." Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" is a narrative of this "white problem." Beyond debates of whether the film is historically accurate, overly sen...

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