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    The Challenger to The Artist is The Descendants

    As Academy members get their ballots this week, if one movie can challenge "The Artist" in the race for the Best Picture Oscar, it's "The Descendants." For one thing, with $33 million in the till after the Christmas holidays, where it landed in the top ten, it's a box office hit in a way that "The A...

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    Leila Djansi's "Ties That Bind" Dominates At 2011 Ghana Movie Awards; Star Kimberly Elise Wins Best Actress Trophy

    Leila Djansi’s Ties That Bind which co-stars Kimberly Elise (a film we've talked about quite a bit on S&A) cleaned up nicely at the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards, which took place over the weekend.

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    Kenneth Branagh Asks: Would Marilyn Tweet? Talks Movies of Wallander and Shakespeare

    It makes sense that Kenneth Branagh idolizes Sir Laurence Olivier. After all, both actors have directed themselves in Shakespeare's plays on stage and screen, including "Henry V."

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    Oklahoma Critics Go For 'Artist," Clooney, Williams

    Michel Hazanvicius The Artist' led the winners of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle's annual awards, which generally fell in step with most other critics' announcements so far this season.

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    'The Artist' Leads Women Film Journalists' EDA Award Noms

    'The Artist' led the nominations for the Alliance of Women Film Journalists' 2011 AWFJ EDA Awards. The winners will be announced on January 10, 2012. As in years past, the awards categories include all of the standard bests that are presented by other critics groups. But, in additi...

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    John Knoll Talks 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' and Brad Bird

    For John Knoll, it didn't matter that "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol" only required 700 VFX shots, and most of them invisible. It was the opportunity to work with director Brad Bird, whom he's known for years, on his first live-action film away from animation stardom at P...

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    From 'The Tree of Life' to 'The Color Wheel,' Winners React to Topping the Indiewire Poll

    In the wake of Monday's announcement about the winners of Indiewire's year-end poll, several people responsible for films at the top of various lists provided reactions to the news.

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    Video: Max von Sydow Talks the Silence of The Renter

    I first encountered Max von Sydow on the big screen playing chess with Death in Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal" at The New Yorker in Manhattan when I was a teenager. He's surprised that I've seen it. "You watched black and white films?" he asks, admitting tha...

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    Academy Names 97 Original Scores for Oscar Contention; Newman Lands Four Eligible Scores to Desplat's Three

    Ninety-seven original scores are eligible to compete for the Oscar. Now the music branch will vote for the films that will make the top five to be announced nominations morning on January 24. The Academy deems eligible scores that are substantially original. Thomas Newman edged out Alexandre Desplat...

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    Anatomy of a List: My Top 10's In 2 Places

    Anatomy of a List: My Top 10's In 2 Places

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