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    Why 'American Hustle' Is Not This Year's 'Silver Linings Playbook', At Least to Oscar

    Though "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook" seem to share more than a few things in common, the former is in far better position to make a serious play for this year's Best Picture Academy Award.

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    25 Movies That Defined The Sundance Film Festival

    As you might have noticed from the wall-to-wall level of coverage over the last week or so, the Sundance Film Festival has grown considerably from its humble beginnings back in 1978, when it was inaugurated as the Utah/US Film Festival and had a remit to showcase exclusively American-made independen...

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    Santa Barbara Film Fest Announces 2014 Outstanding Director Award Winner

    It's a good week for David O. Russell, who has just been named the winner of the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Outstanding Director Award.

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    Oscar Nominations: From Scorsese To Mickey Mouse

    Once again, the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have sprung a number of surprises on us with this year’s nominations.

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    Was Jennifer Lawrence Too Young to Play Rosalyn in 'American Hustle'?

    Age is just a number. But what if that number is 23 and you're Jennifer Lawrence, whose Golden Globe winning role in "American Hustle" some critics have said is too mature for her age?

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    Directors Guild Nominations 2014 Reveal the Five Oscar Frontrunners

    The Directors Guild of America's five nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film for 2013 make clear the top five contenders for the Oscar. Along with the SAG, PGA and WGA nominations, the DGA is usually a strong bellwether for where things are going.

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    Directors Guild Award Nominations Include Alfonso Cuaron, David O. Russell & Martin Scorsese But No Coens

    The Coens might want to hold on putting down that deposit for a tuxedo, as it seems their wonderful "Inside Llewyn Davis" is not registering with voters. After being shut out of the Producers Guild and Writers Guild awards nominations, the directorial duo have once again been left in the cold, this ...

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    Watch: 3 New Clips, 2 Featurettes & A Bale-Full Of New Photos From 'American Hustle'

    While "The Wolf Of Wall Street" and "American Hustle" can be loosely linked by their conman centered stories, and voiceover driven narratives, focused on an ensemble of players doing bad things, the similarities end there. Where Martin Scorsese's picture goes headlong into the extremes of bad behavi...

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    BEST FILMS OF 2013

    I am absolutely certain about the top three films on this list. But the further down we go, the more absurd it seems to rank films as different as the Coen Brothers' wonderfully layered look at a struggling folk singer in the 60's and Martin Scorsese's bacchanalia of 80's excess.

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