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    We Need to Talk About Kevin Gets Five Nominations from the London Critics Film Circle

    This film is clearly being better recevied overseas as a full body of work than it is here in the US.  Here, Tilda Swinton has gathered some nominations and could be on her way to an Academy Award nod (which in itself will be a miracle), but the film...not so much.   The Iron Lady did...

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    "Homegoings" (Doc That Explores African American Funeral Homes) 1 Of 10 Films To Receive Tribeca Funds

    Congratulations to Christine Turner whose feature documentary titled Homegoings, was one of 10 projects selected to receive a total of $150,000 in grants towards completing their projects, from the Tribeca Documentary Fund.

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    John Boyega, "Shame" And A Few More Among London Film Critics Circle Nominees

    The London Film Critics Circle nominations were announced today, and John Boyega of Attack The Block was nominated for a Young British Performer Award for his lead role in the film.

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    Media Update: Streep vs. Davis Interviews, Fincher, Mara, Pitt and Hill Do Charlie Rose, Masters vs. Damon

    Meryl Streep charmed Morley Safer and viewers on "60 Minutes" (video below) and appears on the cover of Newsweek as the race for Best Actress shifts into high gear. It's hers to lose after 16 nominations and two wins, for "Sophie's Choice" and "Kramer vs. Kramer"...

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    London Film Critics Bolster Tinker Tailor, Drive, A Separation, Redgrave, Chastain, Colman, Mulligan

    As I keep saying, critics, especially those across the Pond, don't have that much impact on the Oscar race. But every time an Academy member has reason to add something to the must-watch pile, it helps. And the British block of voters in LA, NY and the UK --and the BAFTA nominations still to com...

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    From "Margaret" To "Meek's Cutoff," Critics Comment On This Year's Indiewire Poll

    From "Margaret" To "Meek's Cutoff," Critics Comment On This Year's Indiewire Poll

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    Omar Sy, "Intouchables," "Le Havre" Lead Lumière Nominations (French Equivalent Of Golden Globes)

    The nominations for the 17th annual Lumière awards - essentially the French equivalent of the Golden Globes, as foreign press based in France select the best in French cinema - were announced this morning, and amongst the names and titles on the list of honorees include our man, Omar Sy,...

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    'Drive' and 'Tinker Tailor' Lead London Film Critics Award Nominations

    The London Critics’ Circle have announced the nominations for their 32nd annual Film Awards, with Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" leading the pack with 6 nods a piece. Voted for by over 120 UK film critics, broa...

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    Inaugural Shadow And Act Annual Black Cinema Toasts! 2011 Honorees #2 - The Black Web Series

    Continuing on as promised with the S&A toasts proposals to, as I stated in the first honoree post last week Friday, 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 tha...

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    Here's the List of All 284 Movies That Want to Be Considered for Oscars

    As lists go, it can be a startling read. For every "Take Shelter"" there's a "Take Me Home Tonight;" for every "Drive," a "Drive Angry."

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