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    Was Jennifer Lawrence Too Young to Play Rosalyn in 'American Hustle'?

    Age is just a number. But what if that number is 23 and you're Jennifer Lawrence, whose Golden Globe winning role in "American Hustle" some critics have said is too mature for her age?

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    Cinematographer Le Sourd Talks Anatomy of 'The Grandmaster' Train Fight

    Oscar contender Philippe Le Sourd, who scored an ASC nomination last week for lensing "The Grandmaster," discusses the standout train platform fight between Gong Er (Zhang Ziyi) and her father's killer and protege (Zhang Jin), which you can watch below. Not only was Wong Kar-wai's improvisational st...

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    Stream These: 10 Classic Best Picture Losers That Deserved Better

    As we ramp up to the Academy Awards nominations unveiled this Thursday, here are ten films that lost Best Picture but deserved better. And you can stream them now.

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    Netflix Partners with Weinsteins on New Original Series, Heads for Sundance with Docs in Mind (TRAILERS)

    Netflix not only partnered with the Weinstein Co. for their Golden Globe after party but on several new TV series as well. Ted Sarandos has always been close to the indie film community. In fact, he picked up Oscar doc contender "The Square" and plans to make it available for streaming on January 17...

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    For Your Consideration: Final 2014 Oscar Nomination Predictions

    Here's our final bets for who's in and who's out come Thursday morning.

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    International Cinephile Society Go Their Own Way With Award Nominations

    The International Cinephile Society -- a group of film academics, journalist and critics from around the world -- announced the nominees for their 11th annual awards, and they definitely went their own way.

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    Cinema Audio Society Nominations Include 'Captain Phillips,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Gravity' and More

    The Cinema Audio Society has revealed its nominations for 2014. Landing nods for live-action Motion Picture are "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Iron Man 3," "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Lone Survivor." Check out the list below, including the animated Motion Picture category.

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    Why the Palm Springs Film Festival Has Secret Oscar Powers

    Each year, the Palm Springs International Film Festival showcases a large portion of the foreign-language Oscar submissions from all over the world.

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    Final Oscar Nominations Predictions

    The Oscar voting period closed January 8th with one movie surging ahead with momentum: David O. Russell's 70s Abscam comedy "American Hustle," which got a huge boost after scoring three wins including best picture from the New York Film Critics Circle and went on to sweep all the Guild group nominat...

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    Starry Days And Nights

    Having exorcised my annoyance at Hollywood’s endless awards season, I must admit it has at least one benefit: getting to rub elbows with people I admire at events like Friday’s AFI luncheon and Saturday night’s Los Angeles Film Critics Association dinner.

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