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    A CG Tiger to Die for in 'Life of Pi' (VIDEO)

    Don't be surprised if Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" is right up there competing for the VFX Oscar with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and all the other prestigious front runners. It's that good. In fact, Richard Parker, the integral tiger, is arguably the best photorealistic CG animal ever created. Wh...

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    Oscars: What's Age Got to Do With It? Possibly Everything for Michael Haneke's 'Amour'

    Given the nature of Haneke's film (the slow, agonizing approach of death); the urge to reward Haneke, himself 70 years old, for finally making a film that doesn't brutalize its audience (or, at least, brutalizes it in a humane way); and the historical context of its casting (two of the few legendary...

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    Doc Feature Oscar Voters Face Rough Process This Year

    Never have so many worthy docs been produced and released into the indie marketplace. There's a complex set of filtering systems that throw the docs at the Academy branch. Film festivals are one sort of gatekeeper for the plethora of terrific low-budget docs made these days, while awards groups are ...

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    Actresses Cotillard, Watts, Hathaway, Weisz, Field, Hunt & Adams Talk Fear, Fame, Nudity & Gender at THR Roundtable

    This year's THR Actress Roundtable features a smattering of lead and supporting actress contenders: Marion Cotillard ("Rust and Bone"), Naomi Watts ("The Impossible"), Helen Hunt ("The Sessions"), Anne Hathaway ("Les Miserables"), Sally Field ("Lincoln"), Rachel Weisz ("The Deep Blue Sea") and Amy A...

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    Oscars: Will 'Life Of Pi' Sail Away With The Visual Effects Award?

    It's taken Yann Martel's best-selling novel "Life Of Pi" close to a decade to come to the screen. Directors including Jean-Pierre Jeunet, M. Night Shyamalan and Alfonso Cuaron all flirted with the project, but for various reasons, elected not to shoot it. And it's fair enough, really, because it's d...

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    For Your Consideration: 5 Original Songs We Dare The Academy To Nominate This Year

    The best original song category at the Academy Awards is about as unpredictable a category as it gets, save maybe best foreign language film and best documentary.

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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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