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    "It's Not A Propaganda Movie": Jessica Chastain On Torture, The CIA & 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    Two years ago, it's possible that only friends and family of Jessica Chastain, along with a savvy casting director or two, would have been able to point her out in a line-up. But after a hugely busy 2011, and a fairly hectic 2012, she's one of the most in demand actresses around, something that's on...

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    The Indie-Film Industry's Top Ten Lists of the Best in 2012 Movies and TV

    Entertainment journalists and critics tend to monopolize the Top Ten lists each year, but just as enlightening are the reactions of those who work in the indie-film industry. This extensive Indiewire compendium is a treasure trove of quality and quirk as the industry has chosen to champion them.

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    Gabe Toro's Ten Best Films Of 2012

    A strong year, this 2012. Every genre had its share of riches, and we were spoiled by new films from Andersons Wes and Paul Thomas, further mythmaking from Quentin Tarantino and an inquisition into our currency from David Cronenberg. We saw the continued evolution of the careers of Jacques Audiard, ...

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    Fox Honcho Rupert Murdoch Says 'Zero Dark Thirty' May "Inflame Arab World"

    Even though "Zero Dark Thirty" is still only in a handful of theaters in New York City and Los Angeles, it seems everyone has an opinion on the movie at this point. The "pro-torture" controversy continues to swirl, though director Kathryn Bigelow has tried to make it clear the in...

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    Kathryn Bigelow Talks "Torture" Controversy, Her First "Failed" 'Hunt For Osama Bin Laden' Film & More About 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    Here's the rundown. Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," her follow-up to the Oscar-winning Best Picture "The Hurt Locker" depicts an eight year hunt for Osama Bin Landen (our review calls it "one of the best of the year," and "an intense and dense" national security procedural). Bigelow and her sc...

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    Indiewire's Editors and Bloggers Pick Their Top 10 Films of 2012

    While Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" took the top spot in Indiewire's recent 2012 poll of more than 200 critics, journalists and tastemakers of the film world, this smaller grouping of picks from Indiewire staffers and bloggers highlights a wide range of movies large and small (but mostly small) from th...

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    Weekend Wrap: Newsweek Cover, 'Les Miserables' and 'Django' Last Push, Gibney on 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    We wrap up breaking news stories from the weekend, from Alex Gibney on torture in "Zero Dark Thirty' and videos from 'Les Miserables" and 'Django Unchained" to the end of Newsweek and the Oklahoma Film Critics picks.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Amour' Lead Packed Weekend of Newcomers

    Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty"  continued to show strength this weekend after a record breaking mid-week debut. In just 5 theaters, the film grossed a staggering $410,000 for a $82,000 per-theater-average. That made for the fourth best average of the year behind "T...

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'This Is 40' & 'Jack Reacher' Are 'On The Road' At 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    Well folks, today is the Mayan Apocalypse, the official end of the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar -- which doesn't sound so bad -- and, possibly, the world as we know it, which sounds pretty terrible. If we're all still here tomorrow (or tonight, for that matter), there is a delectable spread of f...

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    Oscar Talk: 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Wreck-It Ralph,' Animation Race, and Oscar Campaigning

    On this week's Oscar talk podcast, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I examine the "Zero Dark Thirty" smear campaign, and wonder if "Wreck-It Ralph" and "ParaNorman" have the right stuff to win the animation race. Here's the podcast, which is also on iTun...

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