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    First Person: How I Made 'The Face of Love' Look a Lot More Expensive Than It Cost to Make

    One the surface "The Face of Love," starring Annette Bening and Ed Harris, looks like a studio-made romance. But as writer-director Arie Posin recounts below in a first person essay, the film is anything but. Using some ingenious methods, and thanks to a great team, Posin was able to make his in...

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    Trailer of the Week: Annette Bening Gets a Second Chance at Love in 'The Face of Love'

    Before We Saw the Trailer, We Thought: While a film about a blossoming romance between a woman and the doppelganger of her deceased husband may veer into the absurd, "The Face of Love," which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, is interesting in that it offers the perspective ...

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    7 Acting Pointers From Annette Bening During Her Career Tribute Q&A at AFI Fest

    Annette Bening was honored in Hollywood Tuesday evening at AFI Fest's special presentation of "Spotlight on Annette Bening," a 45-minute question and answer session between the veteran actress and moderator Arie Posin (her director for "The Face of Love").

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    AFI FEST Adds Conversations and Panels, from Veteran Bening to Rising Stars Gerwig and DeHaan

    AFI FEST 2013 has added conversations and panelists to its bulging program set to take place November 7 though 14 in Hollywood.

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    Trailer of the Week: Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening Make for One Dysfunctional Family in 'Girl Most Likely'

    Before the trailer, we thought: With Kristen Wiig's first post-"Bridesmaids" starring role, a supporting cast that includes Annette Bening and Matt Dillon in welcome comedic roles, all signs pointed to a return to form for "American Splendor" directors Shari Spring Berman and Robert Pulcini, followi...

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    Women in Film LA Announces 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards Honorees, Including Bening and Holmes

    Women in Film's 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards honorees are listed below. WIF LA honors the industry's most "creative, dynamic and forceful" women, and will throw a gala fundraiser on June 16 in their honor and in support of WIF LA's educational and philanthropic programs. Says new WIF LA president, Cat...

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    Oscar Talk: Final Edition, Oscar Wrap

    It's a wrap, as In Contention's Kris Tapley and I analyze Sunday night's Oscar show winners and losers (below). Co-host Anne Hathaway came out ahead of James Franco, who seemed to be either too tired or too bored to do more than phone it in between tweets. (Caryn James' review is here.) Maybe he rea...

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    Live From The Indie Spirit Awards: Black Swan Dominates, Winners Talk (UPDATE)

    We are live on the beaches of Santa Monica for the 2011 Indie Spirit Awards. It's a sunny but blistering February afternoon. The clouds will likely roll in as the show starts at 2 pm. Winners will be ushered into the press tent to give their last comments before tomorrow's season-finale Oscar showdo...

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    Indie Spirits Preview: Back to Beach with Host McHale; Oscar Nominees Favored to Win; Hudson Talks

    It's back to the beach in Santa Monica (amid threats of rain) for the 26th edition of the Independent Spirit Awards, which are voted on by some 5000 members of Film Independent, and take place the Saturday before the Oscars. It won't be hard for first-time host Joel McHale (The Soup, Spy Kids 4, see...

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    Oscar Predicts Chart 2010

    Here's my list of predictions for Oscar wins (in italics) in all categories including shorts. (My nominations predictions are here.) Until February 27th!

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