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    The Genius of Mike Leigh's System: Leigh & Cast on Gorgeous 'Mr. Turner'

    Last May at Cannes I sat smack in the middle of the Palais Lumiere and reveled in the most gloriously beautiful movie I had ever seen. It was Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," which went on to win best Actor for Timothy Spall in the title role.

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    Indiewire Podcast: Why We're Thankful for Awards Season

    In the latest episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson sound an optimistic note about the recent Independent Spirit Awards nominations.

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    A Conversation with Spirit Nominee Pawel Pawlikowski on the Making of 'Ida'

    The director answers 10 questions about his film 'Ida,' now an Independent Spirit Award nominee for Best International Film.

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    Watch: Stan Lee Discusses His Animated Cameo in 'Big Hero 6'

    The Marvel man talks his appearance in Disney's Oscar player.

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    How Composer Alexandre Desplat Captures Different WWII Vibes for 'Imitation Game' and 'Unbroken'

    Another Oscar season means another opportunity for prolific French composer, Alexandre Desplat, to finally earn his long-deserved Academy Award.

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    Watch: Josh Brolin Explains His Flat Top in Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' and More (Exclusive Video)

    Josh Brolin sits down and explains how he and Paul Thomas Anderson developed his troubled straight-arrow detective in "Inherent Vice," and what working with Joaquin Phoenix is really like. Exclusive video.

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    Indie Spirit Nominee 'Evolution of a Criminal' Is Provocative, Must-See Doc Debut

    Darius Clark Monroe's autobiographic crime documentary, now an Indie Spirit nominee, deserves awards attention. Here is why.

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    Spirit Nominee Ruben Östlund on Directing 'Force Majeure,' Messing with Gender Roles

    Writer/director and Best International Film Indie Spirit nominee Ruben Östlund walks us through the making of his black comedy 'Force Majeure,' a Cannes Film Festival winner and now a top contender for the Foreign Language Oscar.

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    Weinstein Plants Clever 'Imitation Game' FYC Ploy in New York Times

    The Weinstein Company will be reprinting the infamous Daily Telegraph crossword puzzled used by Alan Turing to lure WWII code-breakers in this Thursday's New York Times.

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    Why 'Test' Director and Indie Spirit Nominee Chris Mason Johnson Is a Queer Cinema Rising Star

    Now up for the Indie Spirits' John Cassavetes Award, Chris Mason Johnson's made-on-a-dime AIDS panic drama 'Test' secures his place in the new pantheon of emerging queer cineastes. We interviewed the writer/director/producer back in Summer 2014.

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