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    The Indiewire Team Pick Their Top 10 Films of 2011

    While Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" took the top spot in Indiewire's's recent 2011 poll of over 160 critics, journalists and other tastemakers of the film world, this much smaller grouping of Indiewire staffers and freelancers highlighted a number of other movies large and small (but mostly s...

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    Academy Unveils Dull New Oscar Poster

    The Academy has unveiled a rather unimaginative poster for the 84th Academy Awards with the tagline: "Celebrate the movies in all of us."

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    Immersed in Movies: 'War Horse' Production Designer Rick Carter Talks Spielberg, War, 'Gone with the Wind'

    Long-time Steven Spielberg collaborator, production designer Rick Carter, is obsessed with "the nature of conscience and the Goya-esque disasters of war."

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    "Porgy & Bess" (1959), "The Negro Soldier" (1944) Among 25 films Inducted Into 2011 National Film Registry

    Otto Preminger's 1959 big screen adaptation of the Gershwin/DuBose Heyward opera Porgy and Bess will rest among the nation’s treasures in the world’s largest archive of film, TV and sound recordings.

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    'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo': Zaillian Streamlines, Improves on Detective Duo in Larsson's Neo-Noir

    Hollywood studio execs consider Steve Zaillian to be their number one literary adapter. He won the Oscar for "Schindler's List," after all, and could wind up with an Oscar nomination for "Moneyball" as well this year, which he serially co-wrote with another alpha Oscar-winner...

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    The Challenger to The Artist is The Descendants

    As Academy members get their ballots this week, if one movie can challenge "The Artist" in the race for the Best Picture Oscar, it's "The Descendants." For one thing, with $33 million in the till after the Christmas holidays, where it landed in the top ten, it's a box office hit in a way that "The A...

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    Leila Djansi's "Ties That Bind" Dominates At 2011 Ghana Movie Awards; Star Kimberly Elise Wins Best Actress Trophy

    Leila Djansi’s Ties That Bind which co-stars Kimberly Elise (a film we've talked about quite a bit on S&A) cleaned up nicely at the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards, which took place over the weekend.

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    Kenneth Branagh Asks: Would Marilyn Tweet? Talks Movies of Wallander and Shakespeare

    It makes sense that Kenneth Branagh idolizes Sir Laurence Olivier. After all, both actors have directed themselves in Shakespeare's plays on stage and screen, including "Henry V."

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    Oklahoma Critics Go For 'Artist," Clooney, Williams

    Michel Hazanvicius The Artist' led the winners of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle's annual awards, which generally fell in step with most other critics' announcements so far this season.

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    'The Artist' Leads Women Film Journalists' EDA Award Noms

    'The Artist' led the nominations for the Alliance of Women Film Journalists' 2011 AWFJ EDA Awards. The winners will be announced on January 10, 2012. As in years past, the awards categories include all of the standard bests that are presented by other critics groups. But, in additi...

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