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    'Hitchcock' Star Anthony Hopkins Calls Awards Season Schmoozing "Disgusting"

    Did Anthony Hopkins just pull a Joaquin Phoenix? The legendary actor and four-time Oscar nominee (who won Best Actor for "Silence Of The Lambs") is out on the stump for "Hitchcock," but he's making it plainly clear he's not a fan of having to charm all the various critics...

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking 'Argo' with Cinematographer Prieto

    Rodrigo Pietro calls "Argo" a "visual tapestry." That's because the bizarre fact-based espionage thriller and best picture Oscar front runner required the cinematographer to craftily piece together various looks to pull off the creative hodgepodge of styles, genres, and locales.

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    Oscar Dark Horse: Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Must-See 'End of Watch'

    Of all the dark horse Oscar hopefuls this year, none deserves more consideration than Jake Gyllenhaal for his role as an LA cop in David Ayer's "End of Watch." It's such a competitive year for leading actors that I hope this performance in an admittedly small but well-reviewed indie film will be see...

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    Larry Clark's 'Marfa Girl' & 'The Motel Life' Earn Top Awards At The Rome Film Festival; Italian Films Also Rule

    Last night in Rome, the Festival came to a close, as the winners were announced, the awards handed out and the dissection of What It All Means began. The festival, suffering a cut in budget from last year, but boasting perhaps the closest thing to a superstar Artistic Director in Marco Mueller (ex o...

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    Surveying the Gotham Nominees For 'Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You,' Screening at MoMA Through Monday

    While the Gothams are the first major film awards ceremony of a season that culminates with the Oscars, a lot more movies qualify for consideration at the IFP-hosted ceremony than the much larger one scheduled for February. This is particularly clear with the category for "Best Film Not Playing a Th...

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    Oscar Talk: 'Lincoln' Starts to Pull Ahead; But Can It Beat 'Argo'?

    On this week's Oscar Talk, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I anxiously await the last round of movies. Already screening is Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land," while "Les Miserables" and "Zero Dark Thirty" come after Thanksgiving. In time for the next phase of t...

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    Ben Stiller and His Penis Saluted By Friends and Colleagues at American Cinematheque Ball

    Ben Stiller's friends and colleagues raucously celebrated the actor/comedian's career at the American Cinematheque's yearly benefit ball at the Beverly Hilton Thursday night. Pals who showed up to give sincere or more often, irreverent, in-person tributes were Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Jeffrey...

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    'Informant' and 'Radioman' Win Top Prizes As 3rd Annual DOC NYC Closes

    Following a week of over 100 films and events, the third edition of the ever-growing DOC NYC Festival came to a close Thursday night with a Closing Night screening of Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon's "The Central Park Five." But before the screening, Artistic Director Thom P...

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    Palm Springs Fest to Honor Helen Hunt with Spotlight Award

    The Palm Springs International Film Festival, gearing up for its 24th edition, will honor Helen Hunt with their Spotlight Award at its awards gala on January 5. The festival runs January 3-14 and always puts the spotlight on awards contenders.

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    THR Writers Roundtable: Apatow, Boal, Haneke, Krasinski, Magee & Terrio Tackle Politics, Death & Historical Accuracy

    The Hollywood Reporter's Writers Roundtable -- full-length, uncensored video below -- includes writers and filmmakers Judd Apatow ("This Is 40"), Mark Boal ("Zero Dark Thirty"), David Magee ("Life of Pi"), Chris Terrio ("Argo"), Michael Haneke ("Amour") and John Krasinski ("Promised Land").

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