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    Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Funny, Edgy Golden Globes Opener

    It’s too bad they disappeared for most of the show, because hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were by far the best part of watching The Golden Globes. Some of their lines were as jaw-dropping as anything Ricky Gervais said, but were delivered with such warmth that they didn’t seem to s...

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    STARS SHINE AT AFI LUNCHEON

    Every year, the American Film Institute convenes a jury to select the Ten Outstanding Films and Television Shows of the year. The outcome is a celebratory luncheon that everyone seems to agree is an oasis in the crowded awards season.

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    Watch The Oscar Nominations: The Good, The Bad, The What Were They Thinking?

    What a relief! It looks like the Oscar show might actually be fun, thanks to Seth MacFarlane. When he and Emma Stone announced the nominees, MacFarlane commented with barbed lines that were as edgy as anything Ricky Gervais did during his controversial Golden Globes gigs. After announcing the B...

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    Directors Guild Award Nominations Include Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg & Tom Hooper But Not Quentin Tarantino

    Last year, Steven Spielberg may have missed out for "War Horse," but this year his colleagues are making sure he's honored for his much better-received "Lincoln." The Director's Guild Award nominations have arrived this afternoon, two days before the Academy unveils their Oscar nominations, and gene...

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    Santa Barbara Film Fest Lineup is Bookended by 'Disconnect' and 'Wasteland'

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announces the lineup for its 28th edition, running January 24-February 3. Among the selections are 13 world premieres and 32 US premieres from 49 countries; gala screenings for opening night film "Disconnect," closing night film "Wasteland" and P...

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    Weekend Recap: 'Only God Forgives' Teaser, Naomi Watts as Princess Di, Twenty-Somethings on 'Girls,' and HBO/Hulu Changes

    Film Comment posted the "50 Best Undistributed Films of 2012," beginning with "Our Children" (Joachim Lafosse, Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Switzerland), followed by "Memories Look at Me" (Song Fang, China) and "First Cousin Once Removed" (Alan Berliner, U.S.). Read their full list here.

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    New French Poster For Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder' Shows The Close-Up Crush Of Love

    Sometimes, as with the twenty-year span between "Days of Heaven" and "The Thin Red Line," waiting for a Terrence Malick movie can be unbearable. A little bit like waiting for Godot. And yet, suddenly, all that has changed. "The Tree Of Life" arrived in 2011 and his late...

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    Trailer Watch: Sun-Soaked Love in Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'

    Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder" was not received with the same enthusiasm as "The Tree of Life," but as usual it has its lovers and haters -- this is to be expected with the auteur's uncompromising work. "To The Wonder," which premiered at Venice and Toronto e...

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    The Best Films of 2012

    My top three films of 2012 were easy to name, if not to order. Each is amazing, each wildly different from the other two, but they form a trio of incomparable experiences. There’s a deep dropoff from those three to the others, all fantastic --  though more flawed. I didn’t reac...

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    'Zero Dark Thirty' Wins Best Picture, Director & Actress From National Board Of Review, Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Supporting Actor

    Awards season continues on apace, and if things keep on the way things have been going this week, Kathryn Bigelow may need to enlarge her trophy cabinet. Her follow-up to the awards-laden "The Hurt Locker," Bin Laden-hunt picture "Zero Dark Thirty" hasn't even opened in theaters yet, but it already ...

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