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    Meet the Director of Foreign Oscar Frontrunner 'Timbuktu'

    "Timbuktu" could win the foreign Oscar; so far it has made the shortlist of nine. Why? Director Abderrahmane Sissako, an elegant filmmaker who was educated in Moscow and has lived in Paris for decades, went home to film this simple, intimate and immediate story set in Timbuktu, which was overrun by ...

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    Academy Delivers Unexpected Foreign Film Shortlist of Nine

    Nine out of 83 foreign Oscar submissions will now be whittled down to five by foreign committees of voters--new every year-- in New York, LA, and for the first time London, who see every film.

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    European Film Awards Go to 'Ida,' Timothy Spall, Marion Cotillard

    The European Film Awards in Riga were dominated by Pawel Pawlikowski’s "Ida."

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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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