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Awards Season Roundup

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    Review: Ralph Fiennes Directs Himself As Charles Dickens In Classy 'Invisible Woman,' But It's Felicity Jones Who Shines

    Ralph Fiennes' quasi-modern adaptation of "Coriolanus," which marked the actor's directorial debut, was a sharply experimental take on the source material. For his second effort behind the camera, "The Invisible Woman," the director has taken a more classical approach. Adapting Claire Tomalin's book...

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    'Her' Designers Barrett and Storm Talk Creating Warm, Retro Look

    Turns out that red is not only the warmest color in Spike Jonze's Oscar-contending "Her," but that there was no room for blue in this cozy LA of the near future. That's because the world building was retro rather than futuristic in exploring the conflict between emotion and environment, according to...

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    Ben Stiller Talks 'Walter Mitty,' Gets Vulnerable, Puts Audiences First, Critics Last (Six-Minute Trailer)

    Ben Stiller is one of the few remaining movie stars--audiences actually turn up to see him. While he does the occasional Noah Baumbach movie, Stiller's a studio animal. He's operating in that narrow band that remains for high-budget mainstream commercial movies aimed at a wide swath of audiences. An...

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    Watch: 'Gravity' Behind-the-Scenes Video

    As "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" come on strong at the end of the year, don't count out "Gravity" in the Oscar race. That's a movie that most people have already seen and liked. At the Warner Bros. holiday fete hosted by Sue Kroll at Lucques last week, packed with Academy members, ...

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    Scott Rudin On the Coens, Managing Oscar Expectations and Why Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg May Be the Best Comedy Directors of 2013

    Scott Rudin talks to Indiewire about his mighty trio of 2013 films, and some films from this year that he didn't help make but loved anyway.

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    Awards Spotlight: Steve Coogan's Year Will Make You Wonder What You're Doing With Your Life

    If it wasn't already clear that Steve Coogan is an extraordinarily multi-talented man, along came "Philomena."

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    Ralph Fiennes On How His Own Celebrity Factors Into 'The Invisible Woman' and How Painful It Was to Edit His Own Performance

    With "The Invisible Woman," Ralph Fiennes proves that his acclaimed directorial debut "Coriolanus" was no fluke. Shot just over a year later, "The Invisible Woman" sees the Oscar-nominee go from playing one of Shakespeare's most divisive protagonists to embodying beloved author Charles Dickens. Show...

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    The Designer Behind the Wild 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Costumes: Trish Summerville

    Who dreamed up and executed all those crazy costumes in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"? Relatively new to moviemaking, American costume designer Trish Summerville is known for music videos (Pink, Christina Aguilera, and Justin Timberlake) and dressing music stars such as Adam Lambert, Ricky Marti...

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    Uganda News Puts Focus on Oscar Contender 'God Loves Uganda'

    God would love Uganda to win an Oscar -- or rather “God Loves Uganda,” Roger Ross Williams documentary takedown of U.S. evangelicals and their poisoning of Africa’s political/spiritual atmosphere. How else to interpret Friday’s development – the passage by Ugandan lawmakers of long-pending legislati...

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