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    BAFTA Nods Recognize Women Directors and Female Protagonists

    Among the BAFTA nominees are films by several women directors: Clio Barnard's "The Selfish Giant," Haifaa al-Mansour's "Wadjda," Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish," and Jennifer Lee's "Frozen."

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    Review: Clio Barnard’s Powerful & Authentic Award-Winner ’The Selfish Giant’

    We meet Arbor, the troubled young protagonist of Clio Barnard’s second feature “The Selfish Giant" in claustrophobic close-up as he hammers his fists in incoherent rage against the underside of the bed beneath which, we gather, he tends to retreat in times of stress. The violence subsides suddenly t...

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    The 10 Best Child Performances Of 2013

    The legendary W.C. Fields once said "never work with animals or children," but that advice thankfully has been broken time and time again, and especially in 2013, when younger thespians were able to truly show their chops (not to mention the cat performances from "Inside Llewyn Davis”). We wanted to...

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    'Metro Manila' Wins Best Film British Independent Film Awards; Paul Greengrass, James McAvoy & More Honored

    Another day and more trophies handed out as 2013 tumbles toward a close. Over the weekend, the British Independent Film Awards provided some dinner and statues to a wide range of movies, and given their mandate, it shines a light on a different batch of movies than the ones that are dominating criti...

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    Variety's 10 Directors to Watch: A Glimpse of the Future We're Fighting for

    Not too long ago, it seemed as though Variety had never heard of a woman director other than Nicole Holofcener. But its "10 Directors to Watch" list for 2013 gives female filmmakers a much fairer turn, with five of the eleven directors singled out for recognition being women.

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    Clio Barnard Only Sight & Sound-Approved Woman Director

    Director Clio Barnard must be tired of collecting awards by now. Here's another for her scrapbook: her debut narrative feature, The Selfish Giant, landed on film magazine Sight & Sound's top-ten list.

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    'Gravity,' 'Frances Ha' & 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Land On Sight & Sound's Top 10 Films Of 2013

    It's beginning to look a lot like... Awards season. December has arrived and it means trophies are going to start arriving by the truckload. This week alone we'll see the Gotham Awards, New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board Of Review all hand out their prizes, while overseas the celebr...

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    ‘Nothing Bad Can Happen,' ‘The Selfish Giant,' & 'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place’ Take Top Honors At AFI Fest 2013

    Another straight week of Hollywood and international films has wrapped up in Los Angeles, as AFI Fest 2013 drew to a close yesterday and announced its slate of juried and audience prizes. The selection this year had its share of Oscar-season glamour—“Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mit...

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    Directors Susanne Bier and Clio Barnard Nominated by European Film Awards, British Indie Awards

    The European Film Awards and the Moet British Independent Film Awards recognized one female director apiece, Oscar-winning Danish director Susanne Bier's Love is All You Need, earned a nod for Best Comedy. Clio Barnard's The Selfish Giant earned the second-highest number of nominations at BIFA, incl...

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    'Starred Up' & 'The Selfish Giant' Lead British Independent Film Award Nominees

    While it may seem like we're still only in the midst of the various awards season campaigns, nominations have already started to be handed out across the pond. Over the weekend, the European Film Awards dropped their list of the movies being honored this year and it has been quickly followed this mo...

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