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    Watch Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt Get a Standing Ovation In Toronto For '12 Years a Slave'

    Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" got an epic reception at the Toronto International Film Festival last night, which was perhaps somewhat expected after the unanimous praise it got out at Telluride last week. But Toronto certainly sealed the deal for "Slave" being an Oscar frontrunner, with an audi...

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    Our 16 Most Anticipated Films Of The Fall

    With this week feeling, release-wise, a little like the industry at large is taking a deep breath while effecting the gear change from Summer tentpole scheduling to awards season programming, it’s a good moment to pause and take a look at the goodies to come in the waning months of 2013. It’s a pret...

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    WATCH: '12 Years a Slave' Cast and Crew Talk the True Story Behind the Film in New Featurette

    In a new featurette available on Yahoo! Movies, director Steve McQueen and the cast and crew of "12 Years a Slave" talk about the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man abducted and sold into slavery, played here by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Watch below.

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    Watch: 5-Minute Featurette With New Footage For Telluride Surprise & TIFF Anticipated '12 Years A Slave'

    As Steve McQueen has displayed across three movies, he's not shy of hard-hitting subject matter. The titular hunger strike of "Hunger" put him on the map, with his followup, the sex-addition drama "Shame" further solidifying the filmmaker's knack for tackling deep drama with an unerring eye for visu...

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    For Your Consideration: From '12 Years a Slave' to 'Gravity,' The 5 Films That Launched Into a Quickly Heating Oscar Race This Weekend

    The past five days have probably given us first looks at more potential Oscar contenders than most full months of the year. With Venice and Telluride happening simultaneously (and the latter crammed into a tight 4-day schedule), a sizeable number of the most anticipated films of the year have just m...

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    Telluride XL Day Three: Back to the Past

    I eat and run, as just up the street Buck Henry, in his guise as Guest Director Emeritus, is presenting Mike Hodges' 1974 "The Terminal Man," a prescient, mesmerizing thriller in which George Segal, a computer programmer, permits electrodes and computers to be surgically implanted in him in order to...

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    Telluride Roundups: Oscar Hopefuls '12 Years a Slave' and 'Prisoners' Score with Critics (TRAILERS)

    Two unannounced big films made a big splash Saturday: Warner Bros. awards hopeful "Prisoners," which nabbed rave reviews for Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal and Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave," directed by Steve McQueen.

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    Telluride Review: Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender & More

    Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” instantly establishes itself as the most unflinching of all slave dramas, which is to say, there is plenty of flinching, not to mention cowering and recoiling and passing out, thanks to beatings and whippings that arrive at roughly 10-to-15-minute intervals through...

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    '12 Years A Slave' Adds New York To Fall Festival Run

    We hope Steve McQueen packed some extra socks and underwear. Hitting Telluride this weekend to present "12 Years A Slave" (where it's pretty much guaranteed to sneak preview, apparently today) and then heading to TIFF next week to unspool the movie on Canadian soil, the director will then head to Ne...

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    Fall Movie Preview: The 30 Indies You Must See

    Summer is essentially over. Maybe not by the calendar, but certainly when it comes to Hollywood. The "Grown Up 2"s and "The Hangover Part III"s have come and gone, and for anyone who likes a mediocre $200 million-budgeted film aimed at teenaged boys, you're out of luck for at least a few month...

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