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    Video: Max von Sydow Talks the Silence of The Renter

    I first encountered Max von Sydow on the big screen playing chess with Death in Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal" at The New Yorker in Manhattan when I was a teenager. He's surprised that I've seen it. "You watched black and white films?" he asks, admitting tha...

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    Academy Names 97 Original Scores for Oscar Contention; Newman Lands Four Eligible Scores to Desplat's Three

    Ninety-seven original scores are eligible to compete for the Oscar. Now the music branch will vote for the films that will make the top five to be announced nominations morning on January 24. The Academy deems eligible scores that are substantially original. Thomas Newman edged out Alexandre Desplat...

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    'The Help' and 'Pariah' Top Black Film Critics' Awards

    Tate Taylor's 'The Help' and Dee Rees's 'Pariah' were among the major winners at the Black Film Critics Circle's annual awards.

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    'Drive' and 'The Guard' Lead Dublin Film Critics' Awards

    Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' topped the Dublin Film Critics' awards, taking best picture, best director and best actor (Ryan Gosling) honors.

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    'Drive,' Gordon-Levitt and Williams Top Utah Critics' Awards

    Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' led the winners of the Utah Film Critics' annual awards, taking best picture and best cinematography honors and placing runner-up in the best director category.

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    Stephen Daldry To Receive Best Director Award in Palm Springs

    Three time Academy Award nominee Stephen Daldry will be awarded with the Director of the Year Award for "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" at the upcoming 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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    Deal Update: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Woody Allen's 'Nero Fiddled,' 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' Moves Up, 'Outrun' Gets Date

    With Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" the year's highest-grossing independent film (almost $60 million domestic) and a strong Oscar contender with four Golden Globe nominations, it's no surprise that Sony Pictures Classics will release his next indie funded film, "Nero Fiddled."

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    Oscar Watch: Passion Votes Drive Exciting Race, Likely Eight Best Picture Nominees--Not 'Bridesmaids'

    The change in Oscar voting rules, so that only films earning hundreds of number one votes will land a Best Picture slot-- leads to more speculation and excitement than ever this year. But it's already clear that there will be eight nominees.

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    'Tree of Life,' 'A Separation' Lead Village Voice Poll, 'Margaret' Lands Three Wins

    "The Tree of Life" has won yet another victory, topping the annual Village Voice critics poll and winning best director for Terrence Malick. The film was followed by Iranian Oscar submission "A Separation"; Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" came in third.

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