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    'Snabba Cash' & 'Safe House' Star Fares Fares Joins Kathryn Bigelow's 'Kill Bin Laden'

    On the back of an offer out to Joel Kinnanman to take on the titular role in Jose Padhida's "Robocop" reboot, it looks like another acting protege of young Swedish helmer Daniel Espinosa is making waves in Hollywood. After featuring in both "Snabba Cash" films and "Safe ...

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    Tom Hollander Goes Literary For Ralph Fiennes' Charles Dickens Love Story 'Invisible Woman'

    Most recently seen as cross-dressing assassin Isaacs in Joe Wright's "Hanna," character actor Tom Hollander is now the latest addition to Ralph Fiennes' sophomore directorial effort, an adaptation of Claire Tomalin's Charles Dickens-Nelly Ternan love story, "The Invis...

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    Independent Spirit Awards '12: "Pariah" Wins John Cassavetes Award; "The Interrupters" Wins Best Documentary

    Last night, Dee Rees' Pariah was the winner of the prestigious John Cassavetes award for Best Film! The documentary The Interrupters won the award for Best Documentary.

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    The New York Times Discovers Nollywood

    Well they had to eventually discover it sooner or later; but now that they have, all is right with the world. I'm referring to the Sunday New York Times article today about the Nigerian film industry and the Times' surprise that they've gone movie crazy over there.

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    Do the Spirit Awards Still Suck?

    In 2006, I wrote a post called "Why the Spirit Awards Suck," which criticized the indie awards event mainly for giving into glossy pressures and doing nothing to distinguish itself from its big brother AMPAS's Oscar ceremony the following day. "My apologies to everyone who enjo...

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    Film Independent Spirit Awards: Complete List of Winners

    As expected, "The Artist" dominated Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards, winning four awards for best feature, director, actor and cinematography. The drama was getting "The Artist" creative team via police escort to the event from a delayed flight from Paris, where the film won six Cesars.

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    SPIRIT AWARDS LIVE | The Complete Event, Minute By Minute

    SPIRIT AWARDS LIVE | The Complete Event, Minute By Minute

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    'Ides Of March' Screenwriter Beau Willimon Talks Political Vs. Oscar Campaigns & Why George Clooney Deserved More Oscar Nods

    Well, we're just about a day away from the Oscars, and making his first appearance on the red carpet will be screenwriter Beau Willimon, nominated along with George Clooney and Grant Heslov for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Ides Of March." Based on his own play "Farragut North,&quo...

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    Octavia Spencer Says She's Writing Something For Melissa McCarthy, Describes Her 'Lamb Of God' Character While Campaigning For 'The Help'

    At a recent private luncheon for awards contender "The Help" at Desmond's in New York, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer didn't touch their dessert, a chocolate pie/cake hybrid -- did they know something the rest of us weren't privy to? Speaking very slowly as if it were a warnin...

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    Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Announces U.S. Winner of Jameson First Shot Competition

    All the best film puns have to do with booze, don't they? Today Trigger Street Productions announced the U.S. winner of their Jameson First Shot competition.

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