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    How Did a Black-and-White Polish Film Become the Year's Surprise Foreign-Language Hit?

    Nobody expected "Ida" to become a box office hit -- not even its distributor. But after five months, the movie has scored $3.7 million, and it's still going strong.

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    Updated: 83 Foreign Language Oscar Contenders and Frontrunners

    We have the final list of 83 Foreign Language Oscar contenders, as well as our picks for frontrunners.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'The Good Lie,' 'Men, Women & Children' Open Soft

    This weekend despite Yom Kippur and competition from hot-button "Gone Girl," several new films opened well. But not fairly wide release "The Good Lie," which was well-reviewed and played well to those who showed up, or limited multiple "Men, Women and Children," which did neither.

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    Screen Talk: Telluride and the Oscars, from 'Birdman' to 'The Imitation Game'

    On this week's Screen Talk, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I debate new movies "Wild," "Imitation Game" and "Birdman"--and which ones will have an impact on this year's Oscar race.

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    'Inbetweeners 2' Beats 'Guardians of the Galaxy' at UK Box Office; Why Can't the Comedy Get a US Release?

    Every so often a local movie becomes a runaway local hit. But that doesn't mean it will work in North America. With an opening day gross of just short of US $5 million in the United Kingdom, "The Inbetweeners 2" yesterday broke the record for comedies in that territory and beat out "Guardians of the...

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    7 Great and 6 Disappointing English Language Debuts by Foreign Filmmakers

    "Snowpiercer" is South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho's first English language feature. Here's our list of favorite U.S. debit's from foreign director's, and which ones sucked.

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    Adopt Films Grabs U.S. Rights to Palme d'Or Winner 'Winter Sleep'

    Adopt Films has secured the U.S. distribution rights to Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep," which won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

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    French Animated Pic 'Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart' to Get North American English-Language Release

    When it comes to animated films, most people here in the U.S. think of the big names: Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, Blue Sky, perhaps Japan's Studio Ghibli. The great films being made abroad either don't come to the states, or they don't get much play because they're not in English.

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    Zhang Yimou to Helm Legendary's 'Great Wall' Chinese Co-Production

    Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou has another new project lined up: "Great Wall," a fantasy about the obscure reasons behind why China's most iconic piece of architecture was constructed.

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