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    15 Thrillers From The ‘70s You May Not Know

    Sporting the old '70s Warner Bros. logo off the top (much like "Magic Mike" did earlier in the year), Ben Affleck's "Argo" spells out its throwback intentions right from minute one -- this is going to be a picture in the mold of the '70s thriller, often coming with strong political bent. Affleck's m...

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    'Zero Dark Thirty' & Yes, 'Argo,' Win WGA Screenplay Awards, 'Life Of Pi' Tops Golden Reel Awards For Sound Editing

    We're now in the final seven days of the 2012/2013 awards season. This time next week we'll be bleary eyed, a little hungover, and probably quite ready to never see Seth MacFarlane tell another joke about "Django Unchained" for the rest of our lives. But there's still been some time to squeeze in so...

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    'Argo,' 'Silver Linings' Top ACE Eddie Awards

    Continuing full steam ahead into next weekend's Oscar ceremony, "Argo" topped the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, handed out buy the American Cinema Editors.

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    'Argo' & 'Silver Linings Playbook' Take Top Editing Prizes At ACE Eddie Awards

    Seven days left until the Oscars, and the final precursor awards roll out this weekend. Tonight sees the WGA Awards, and last night was the ACE Eddie Awards, run by the organization for film editors, and rewarding the best editing in cinema in 2012.

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    Check Out Academy-Commissioned Illustrated Posters for The Oscars' Best Picture Nominees

    With the BAFTAs now done and dusted -- and Ben Affleck seemingly one inch closer to a complete “Argo” victory -- the Oscars are next in line to focus everyone's attention on the films of 2012. The Academy should be pretty confident that people will indeed tune in, but this year they&...

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    The Oscar Best Picture Nominees By The Numbers

    We are a little over two weeks out from Oscar night, and today sees the opening of the second phase of voting. Right now, and over the next ten days, Academy members will be filling out ballots and deciding who's actually going to be taking home the statues on Sunday, February 24th.

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    The Political Uses of Archival Material in "Argo," "Zero Dark Thirty" and Chile's "No"

    I'm not sure if anyone has called it out specifically, but archival news material made a comeback in the Hollywood feature film recently, with the most high-profile examples coming in this year's Oscar nominees "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty." (You can bet that if broadc...

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    Iran Attacks "Hollywoodism"; Why They're Right, and Wrong

    In the midst of Iran's prestigious 31st Fajr International Film Festival, which recently awarded its top prize to Iranian filmmaker Behnam Behzadi's family drama “The Rule of Accident,” an unfortunate parallel event is being conducted called "Hollywoodism and Cinema,"...

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    Oscars: Can Anything Beat Ben Affleck's 'Argo' To Best Picture?

    After one of the most unprecditable Oscar seasons in memory, we're less than two weeks out, and things are finally starting to look more like an anointment than a contest; Ben Affleck's "Argo," counted out by many after the director missed out on an Oscar nomination, has won the top prizes from the ...

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    'Argo' Continues Its Guild Award Sweep As Ben Affleck Wins The DGA Prize, Rian Johnson & Lena Dunham Also Take Awards

    It's been one of the most exciting and unpredictable award seasons in memory; a rich, diverse field of contenders, almost all of which are very good, and for the longest time it seemed like almost any of them could have taken the Best Picture award at the Oscars. But in the last couple of weeks, the...

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