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    Gotham Shows Brie Larson Some Love for 'Short Term 12'

    Brie Larson won the IFP Gotham Awards' Best Actress Prize for her luminous performance in the social-work drama 'Short Term 12.' "This might be my only time accepting an award so I want to make sure I get everybody in," she said.

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    'Inside Llewyn Davis' & 'Fruitvale Station' Big Winners At Gotham Awards, '12 Years A Slave' Shut Out

    To the prognosti-box! The first statues have been handed out and the Oscar race has changed! (At least for his evening until the next batch of trophies roll around). The Gotham Awards were handed out tonight in New York City and one highly touted film and another indie upstart led the pack of those ...

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    Best Of 2013: The Breakout Directors Of The Year

    Every year, film buffs get themselves in a lather over the latest from their favorite experienced directors. The calendar is marked for the next Spielberg, I’ll be there opening day for Scorsese’s latest, I am all about Spike Lee, etc. But the real pleasure in being a film fan is stumbling upon the ...

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    Oscars: Can Karen O & 'Short Term 12' Beat Disney's 'Frozen' In The Music Categories?

    This week sees the arrival of Disney's "Frozen," the studio's most acclaimed film in years. It's also a serious throwback to the studio's animated musicals of the late 1980s and 1990s, a full-on songfest with multiple numbers of Broadway quality, and that's useful for our purposes, because this week...

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    For Your Consideration: Previewing The Independent Spirit Award Nominations, Which Could Look a Lot Like The Oscars

    With the recent announcement of the Gotham Award nominations, it only seems appropriate for this week’s column to take on the granddaddy of independent film awards: Film Independent’s Spirit Awards.

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Underdog Actors That Deserve Oscar's Attention This Year

    Last week, this column took the first in a two-part break from Oscar-related dish to profile 10 deserving underdog actresses from this year's batch of films.

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Underdog Actresses Who Deserve Oscar's Attention This Year

    Instead of dipping into the already repetitive waters of late October Oscar talk, this column will take the next two weeks as an opportunity to discuss a few names that aren't getting as much talk as they may deserve.

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    Festival Focus: American Film Festival in Wrocław and U.S. in Progress Projects

    The American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland (22-27 October 2013) screened over 80 films from the American independent cinema landscape being the only one of its kind in Eastern and Central Europe. During the festival the two-day workshop known as U.S. in Progress took place to highlight 6 develop...

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    For Your Consideration: Predicting This Week's Gotham Award Nominations

    On Thursday, the nominations for the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards will act as the first major moment of the 2013-14 awards season, with nominations being announced for nine competitive categories (including wholly new ones for both best actor and best actress).

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    BFI London Film Festival Diary Day 7: 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Ida,' 'Grand Piano' & More

    At this point it's more notable when the Coen Brothers make a film that's disappointing than when they make an excellent one: the filmmakers have one of the highest hit rates in the business, and aside from a spotty period in the mid '00s, they've generally gone from great film to great film. That s...

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