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    Academy Narrows Foreign Language Oscar Race to 9 Contenders; Saudi Arabia and Iran Surprise Snubs

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has just announced the nine films that will contend for an Oscar nomination. Notable exceptions are previous winner Asghar Farhadi for his new film "The Past" (Iran), Berlinale standout "Gloria" (Chile), Canada's entry "Gabrielle," and our prognosticato...

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    Berlin Review: Danis Tanovic's Neorealist 'An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker' Is a Cry For Help From the Bosnian Lower Class

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