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    Cohen Media Group Acquires U.S. Rights for Spanish Oscar Entry 'Blancanieves'

    Cohen Media Group has picked up Pablo Berger's Snow White-turned-1920s matador tale "Blancanieves" for distribution. The film is Spain's official entry for the 2013 Oscars.

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    Oscar Talk: Supporting Actor, 'Not Fade Away,' Biopics and Small Contenders

    This week on Oscar Talk, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I dig into the supporting actor category and the list of small films vying for some awards attention.

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    Alan Arkin Takes Affleck's 'Argo' Seriously: "It's not a spoof, satire, or parody" (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    As revealed in our conversation below, Alan Arkin takes serious comedy seriously, and that's the secret at the heart of Ben Affleck's "Argo." Arkin doesn't buy the idea that he and Goodman are participating in a Hollywood parody or spoof or satire. Or even comic relief for that matter.

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    WATCH: New Trailer on Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty'; Gandolfini Plays Panetta Against Chastain, Edgerton

    Most of the films coming up in this crammed awards season have people working overtime to make sure we know about them. One film from a major studio is conspicuously silent. Those of us who cover Hollywood know very little about "Zero Dark Thirty," because Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow has ...

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    Eight Short Docs Selected for Oscar Shortlist; Many Previous Nominees

    Eight documentary short films have been selected for the 2013 Oscars shortlist, of which three to five will earn nominations. Full list below.

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    Academy Narrows 2013 Documentary Short Race To Eight Films

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 85th Academy Awards has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar nominations. Voters from the Academy's Documentary Branch viewed this yea...

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    How David Chase Got All That Music For 'Not Fade Away'

    Thanks to his ex-manager Brad Grey, who runs Paramount now, Chase got to make this delicious and personal slice of authentic 60s life with one recognizable star, Tony Soprano himself, James Gandolfini. He's excellent and moving as the hard-nosed old-school Italian father of a counter-cultural high s...

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    Critical Consensus: Peter Knegt and Eric Kohn on the Oscar Season So Far

    With great films from Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck, David O. Russell, P.T. Anderson, Michael Haneke and more, this is starting to look like an exceptional year, in which a large volume of major Oscar contenders are also impressive for reasons that have nothing to do with their awards potential.

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    Women to Watch: Isabel Cueva, Award Winning

    Isabel Cueva and I met in 2010 at LALIFF where her short In the Name of Freedom showed. Since then she has been busy writing a script she plans to direct. It's good to see a Latina sister moving ahead in the film industry, not an easy task.

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    Bertolucci is Busting Out All Over; AFI Guest Artistic Director, European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

    The European Film Academy will honor Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci with the Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual awards show on December 1, held in Malta. Beginning his illustrious, controversial film career in 1961 as assistant director on Pasolini's "Accatone," and going on to helm erot...

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