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    Fassbender Talks Six Films in 20 Months: Exposing Shame, Healing Jung and Rochester, Ridley Scott's Android, Giving 110%

    Michael Fassbender has been so busy that it's tough for him to keep up with all the talking that goes with movie openings. He's up for awards consideration for all the performances he gave in the 2011--from "X-Men: First Class" and "Jane Eyre" to "A Dangerous Method&...

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    New York Film Critics Circle Will Announce Nominees Via Twitter Late November

    The New York Film Critics Circle today revealed that they will be announcing their nominees for this year via Twitter. The vote date has also been shifted back a day and will now take place the morning of Tuesday, November 29 at the Walter Reade Theater at the Lincoln Center in NYC. The awards ...

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Incredible Documentaries That Weren't Nominated For An Oscar

    Last week the Academy offered up their annual dose of documentary-related controversy with the shortlist for their best documentary feature category. While many quality docs were indeed included - from "Project Nim" and "Hell and Back Again" to "Pina" and "We ...

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    Morning Pour: Discussing the Best Documentary Oscar Shortlist

    Morning Pour is your daily stop for quick links, news commentary and trend-spotting. Here are your five discussion topics involving the Best Documentary Feature Oscar Shortlist for Monday, November 21, 2011:   

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    Soderbergh Hits Promo Circuit for Contagion, Talks Man From U.N.C.L.E. and New Film

    Steven Soderbergh has been around the industry long enough to know the signs of a project that isn't firing on all cylinders. And he knows that once you go down the road of making too many compromises, the chances of turning out a movie you can be proud of are pretty slim. Better, he told me Fri...

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    Clooney, Payne and Cast Talk The Descendants: Real is Funny, Stealing Clooney's Wife

    Last week Film Independent screened "The Descendants" at LACMA with George Clooney, director Alexander Payne, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster, Beau Bridges and Nick Krause on hand for a Q & A afterward. Highlights from the conversation with Elvis MItchell ...

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    Talking the Silence of The Artist: Hazanavicius, Dujardin, Bejo

    "The Artist" gang is in high spirits--their $14 million silent movie has steadily built awards buzz since Harvey Weinstein liked what he saw pre-Cannes and nabbed it before anyone else could. He knew that older Academy voters would eat up this nostalgic movie. Best picture, director, write...

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    The Documentary Short List: The Women

    The Academy released it's list of 15 films (out of 124) that made the short list for the best documentary feature.  The list is sent out with production companies not the directors, so it's hard at first look to see how many are directed by women.  It turns out that 5 of the 15 hav...

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    Fifteen Docs Vie for Oscar Top Five; Wenders is In, Herzog is Out

    The Documentary Branch Screening Committee looked at the one hundred twenty-four pictures that qualified for the Oscar documentary short list, but only fifteen were chosen. Left out again is Werner Herzog, whose "Into the Abyss" seemed straightforward enough for the Academy, while his Germ...

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    The Best Documentary Oscar Race Narrows to 15

    The Academy has made its first cut in the race for best documentary, narrowing the field from 124 to 15.

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