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    The 15 "Edgiest" Oscar Best Picture Nominees

    “Ugh, the Academy, so conservative” goes the cliché, as bloggers and pundits the movie world over take a moment to roll their eyes and sigh before diving back in to beaver away on one of a million pieces about this year’s nominations, the pros and cons, the good picks, the bad picks, the odds, the e...

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    How Has Spike Jonze's 'Her' Changed the Oscar Race? Peter Knegt and Eric Kohn Revisit Awards Season Buzz

    With Oscar season in full swing, Indiewire chief film critic Eric Kohn and senior writer Peter Knegt revisit the buzz after tipping their toes in the water last month.

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    Cannes 2012 Recap: How Did Last Year's Edition Hold Up in the Shadow of One of the Festival's Most Successful?

    Going into last year's Cannes, we knew the crop of films had some mighty shows to fill. The 2011 edition of the festival resulted in one of the most successful Cannes slates ever, both in terms of the films' commercial success in America and how they played in awards season.

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    Arthouse Audit: Sony Pictures Classics Rolls Out Oscar Bounty

    Sony Pictures Classics is looking forward to a big Oscar night with foreign contenders "Amour" and "No" as well as two leading documentary entries, "Searching for Sugar Man" and "The Gatekeepers." The question is where the specialty box office goes after the a...

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    Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Dominates César Awards; 'Argo' Wins Best Foreign Film

    If you had told us a year ago that a Michael Haneke directed film about the death of an elderly woman would become a contender for Best Picture, Best Foreign Lanuage Film, Best Actress and Best Director at the Oscars, we would've said you were crazy. But the provocateur's difficult, but touching and...

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    The Cesars Go to Riva, Trintignant, Haneke, 'Amour,' and Foreign Film 'Argo' UPDATED

    A radiant red-robed Emmanuelle Riva accepted the Cesar for best actress Friday night at Paris's Théâtre du Châtelet for Michael Haneke's "Amour," which won five awards including best picture, director, original screenplay and best actor for Jean-Louis Trintignant. Haneke was in Los Angeles for Satur...

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    "Rejected Pitches" Takes On the Oscars (Video)

    “Rejected Pitches,” the on-line comedy series that plays out typical Hollywood rejections of very successful films, takes on this year’s crop of Oscar nominees with some priceless responses to Silver Linings Playbook, Argo and Beasts of the Southern Wild: “I love Hushpu...

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    Watch: Oscar Nominee Emmanuelle Riva Charms in 1959 Cannes Interview

    At 85, Emmanuelle Riva is the oldest actress to ever be nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards for her raw, heartwrenching turn in Michael Haneke's "Amour." While Riva may not have had taken on the most roles over her 50-year career, she turned heads right from the start with...

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    Oscar Watch: Emmanuelle Riva Talks Her Surprise Late-Life Role in 'Amour'; French Veteran Could Beat Lawrence

    A seamstress, poet and photographer, Emmanuelle Riva lives alone in Paris. She has enjoyed a long and happy career as a film actress, most notably starring at age 30 in Alain Resnais's 1959 drama "Hiroshima Mon Amour," and working in theater until 2001. "I liked the roles I had both on the stage and...

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    'Amour' Auteur Michael Haneke Talks Riva and Trintignant, Death of 35 mm UPDATED

    Michael Haneke's "Amour" has been nominated for five Oscars: Best Picture, Directing, Actress, Foreign Language Film and Screenplay. This comes after scooping up awards from such year-end critics groups as the New York Film Critics Circle, and tops off a stellar year that began with the film winning...

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