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    Roger Ebert Names "Kinyarwanda" To His Top 11 Films of 2011 List

    Roger Ebert named Alrick Brown's Kinyarwanda on his Top 11 Films of 2011 list, along with other choices such as Tree of Life, A Separation and Shame. Ebert said that Borwn's film shook him "deeply" and that it is a film of "great emotional impact."

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    The Amazing Race: At The Mid-Point Of The Season, Who's Locked In And Who's Shut Out?

    So here we are; the mid-point, roughly speaking, of the awards season. There's a long slog to go, it should be said, with a bit more than two months until the Academy Awards themselves.

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    Preview Sundance Screenwriters Lab Selection "A Chjàna" + Watch Explosive Trailer For The Short Film Version Of It

    Announced earlier today... the Sundance Institute's selection of the next 12 feature projects that will begin the journey through the Sundance Labs program (not that all of them will go through the entire program), beginning with its annual January Screenwriters Lab - an immersive, 5-day wr...

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    Inaugural Shadow And Act Annual Black Cinema Toasts! 2011 Honorees #1 - Ava DuVernay & AFFRM

    Starting today, and each WEEK day for the rest of the year, I'll highlight, or, as I prefer, propose toasts to all the brave, passionate black men, women and institutions in this ruthless, monocratic industry we cover here on S&A, who were, as the late Steve Jobs put it in that famous a...

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    Immersed in Movies: Spielberg Talks Adventures of Tintin, War Horse

    The moment Steven Spielberg stepped onto the motion capture stage in LA and watched James Cameron shooting "Avatar" with the virtual camera, he knew he had found the right medium for "The Adventures of Tintin."

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    Oscar Talk: Where Are We Now? The Artist, Descendants, Dragon Tattoo, Extremely Loud, War Horse

    This week in Oscar Talk Kris Tapley and I survey the awards terrain following key votes from the LA film critics, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes, which all have different impact but show us where the field is at this moment. We know where the actors are--"The Artist," "The Help...

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    Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Name 'Descendants' Top Film of 2011

    "The Descendants" was named the best film of 2011 by the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, according to the results of its 18th annual critics' poll. It dominated their picks for the year, netting Best Actor for star George Clooney, Best Supporting Actress for newcomer Shailene Woodley, Be...

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    Palm Springs to Honor 'Tinker, Tailor' Star Gary Oldman

    The 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival will present "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" star Gary Oldman with their International Star Award on January 7. The award honors a performer's entire body of work. Oldman now joins this year's previously announced honorees Georg...

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    The Golden Globe Nominations: The Women

    I like the Golden Globe show cause it's always goofy.  People drink, say funny stuff and you get TV and film people in one place.  People who are awards watchers don't take it too seriously because they have two different film categories -- comedy and drama -- which no other a...

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    James Earl Jones To Receive Oscar Micheaux Awards from Chicago Film Critics Assoc (..and some trivia as well)

    When the Chicago Film Critics Assocation present their 2011 CFCA Film Awards for their choices for the best in films and performances this year on January 9th, they will also present actor James Earl Jones with their inaugural Oscar Michaeux Award in tribute for his decades long body of work.

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