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    Farhadi Talks Oscar Front-Runner A Separation; Divorce Drama Questions Iran's Future

    Iranian Oscar submission "A Separation" was the final film shown at Sneak Previews this year; we went out on a high note. The film has been winning prizes since it was first shown in Berlin and won the Golden Bear. It has landed on many ten best lists and is a likely foreign film Oscar nominee.

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    What Happened to Contagion?

    It’s completely disappeared from any awards conversation, including, incredibly, best screenplay and direction. When I saw it, I thought it was the second great movie of the decade. At least "The Social Network" was a real contender up to the wire. I was certain that "Contagion" would be the same...

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    Will The Iron Lady's Nasty Reviews Hurt Meryl Streep at the Oscars?

    Well, these are not the reviews Harvey Weinstein had in mind when he backed "The Iron Lady." So far the movie is scoring 64% on Rotten Tomatoes. Stateside critics are praising Meryl Streep's impeccable portrait of a much-revered and reviled British leader, while many question Phyllida Lloyd's direct...

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    SAG Nominee Demian Bichir Landed A Better Life By Playing Castro for Soderbergh: But Will Tom Hanks Watch It?

    Demian Bichir, scion to a theater family in Mexico City, was at the height of his fame 20 years ago when he decided to come to the States, first to New York and then L.A., to find his way in Hollywood.

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    Austin Critics Go For 'Hugo,' Shannon, Swinton

    The Austin Film Critics Association have announced their annual awards, with Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" taking the top prize. Nicolas Winding Refn took best director honors for "Drive," while Michael Shannon, Tilda Swinton, Albert Brooks and Jessica Chastain won acting honors.

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    The Indiewire Team Pick Their Top 10 Films of 2011

    While Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" took the top spot in Indiewire's's recent 2011 poll of over 160 critics, journalists and other tastemakers of the film world, this much smaller grouping of Indiewire staffers and freelancers highlighted a number of other movies large and small (but mostly s...

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    Academy Unveils Dull New Oscar Poster

    The Academy has unveiled a rather unimaginative poster for the 84th Academy Awards with the tagline: "Celebrate the movies in all of us."

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    Immersed in Movies: 'War Horse' Production Designer Rick Carter Talks Spielberg, War, 'Gone with the Wind'

    Long-time Steven Spielberg collaborator, production designer Rick Carter, is obsessed with "the nature of conscience and the Goya-esque disasters of war."

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    "Porgy & Bess" (1959), "The Negro Soldier" (1944) Among 25 films Inducted Into 2011 National Film Registry

    Otto Preminger's 1959 big screen adaptation of the Gershwin/DuBose Heyward opera Porgy and Bess will rest among the nation’s treasures in the world’s largest archive of film, TV and sound recordings.

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    'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo': Zaillian Streamlines, Improves on Detective Duo in Larsson's Neo-Noir

    Hollywood studio execs consider Steve Zaillian to be their number one literary adapter. He won the Oscar for "Schindler's List," after all, and could wind up with an Oscar nomination for "Moneyball" as well this year, which he serially co-wrote with another alpha Oscar-winner...

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