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    From Oscar-nominated period pieces to independent comedies.

    There's a strong batch of home video releases this week, with acclaimed titles domestic and abroad, award-nominated studio films and independent hits. First is the Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, Daniel Day-Lewis collaborative biopic "Lincoln," which won some of 2012's best reviews:"Lincoln"Criticwi...

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    'Kon-Tiki' to Hit Theaters in English-Language Version, Riding Tide of Scandinavian Film Popularity

    With Norway's Oscar-nominated "Kon-Tiki" hitting theaters on April 19, the Weinstein Company is opting to release the film's English-language version stateside, to maximize interest and attempt to elevate the film from the subtitled ghetto that keeps most foreign titles' box office in check. As poin...

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    Cesar Nominations Announced, 'Camille Redouble' Leads with 13, 'Amour' Gets 10, 'Argo' Nabs Foreign-Language Nod

    Nominations for the Cesar Awards, France's equivalent to the Oscar, have been announced. Noemie Lvovsky's "Camille Redouble" scored 13 nominations, while Michael Haneke's "Amour" received 10. Leos Carax's "Holy Motors," Benoit Jacquot's "Farewell, My Queen," and Jacques Audiard's "Rust & Bone" also ...

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    SBIFF Adds Oscar Contenders 'War Witch,' 'Plague' and 'Royal Affair' to Lineup, Plus World Premieres of 'Angels in Exile' and 'Retreat'

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, running January 24 - February 3, announces fifteen new titles joining its previously announces lineup. Among them are three Academy Award nominees ("A Royal Affair," "How To Survive A Plague," "War Witch")...

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    Magnolia Re-releasing Denmark's Oscar Nominated 'A Royal Affair' with Mikkelsen and Vikander

    Denmark's "A Royal Affair," one of five nominated films competing for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, will be re-released by Magnolia Pictures on January 18 at the Quad Cinema in New York City and...

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    'Amour,' 'No,' 'Beyond The Hills' & More Make 9 Film Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist

    Well, the world didn't end which means that the awards season can continue unfettered, and today the Academy unveiled the shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Oscar and it's impressive. With themes of death, politics, religion, child soldiers and more throughout, it seems that voters were...

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    Berlin International Film Fest's 2013 Shooting Stars Include Young Talent from 'Royal Affair,' 'Lore,' 'Purge'

    European Film Promotion has announced the 10 young European actors selected as the 2013 Shooting Stars at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, running February 7-17. A jury of international industry professionals chose the talent, which includes Mikkel Boe Følsgaard from Danish Oscar ...

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    Foreign Oscar Watch: Nicolaj Arcel Talks Denmark's 'A Royal Affair'

    One of the front runners in the current foreign film Oscar race is Nicolaj Arcel's "A Royal Affair," starring Danish star Mads Mikkelsen and newcomer Alicia Vikander in a true romantic royal triangle. The film won screenwriting and actor prizes (for rookie Mikkel Boe Følsgaard as King Christian VII)...

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    NEW FACE: Alicia Vikander Talks 'A Royal Affair' and 'Anna Karenina' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Not since Ingrid Bergman's 1939 debut in "Intermezzo" has a young Swedish actress made such a splashy transition from her native cinema. In this case, Alicia Vikander, age 24, stars in not one but two award season pictures. Vikander, a trained ballerina who opted to act instead of dance, stars in Jo...

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