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    'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Director Benh Zeitlin Confirms Next Film Will be Totally Bonkers

    One of the best underdog stories in movies last year happened off the big screen, with Benh Zeitlin's debut feature "Beasts of the Southern Wild," a tiny-budgeted indie with a bizarre premise and non-actors in all of the major roles, dazzling audiences from Park City, Utah to Cannes, ultimately pick...

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    Box Office: How Did 'Fruitvale Station''s Opening Hold Up Against Past Sundance Jury Prize Winners?

    Ryan Coogler's Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Fruitvale Station" had a very strong first weekend of theatrical release, taking in $377,285 from just 7 theaters for a $53,898 per-theater-average. How does that compare to other recent winners of Sundance's top prize? Quite impressively, if you look...

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    IW Talks to the Oscar '13 Nominees: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Director Benh Zeitlin On Wandering to New Orleans to Make His 'Die Hard' Art Film

    'IW Talks to the Oscar 13' Nominees' is a daily series running through to this year's Oscar ceremony (February 24) that features new or previously published interviews with some of this year's nominees. Today, we're re-running an interview with Best Director nominee Benh Zeitlin.

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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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    'Amour' & 'Rust And Bone' Top London Critics' Circle Awards

    With the focus this weekend on Park City with the Sundance Film Festival now in full swing, it might be easy to forget we're still in the midst of the awards season. And even though we're nearing the finishing line, with the Golden Globes already handed out, and a few more major guild awards and the...

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    Kevin Jagernauth's Favorite Films Of 2012

    2012 is so two weeks ago, right? Well, forgive my tardiness, but I was doing my best to catch up with as much as possible before putting this list together, but even then some films missed out. "Once Upon A Time In Anatolia," "Compliance," "Sleepwalk With Me," "Nob...

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    The Sundance-Oscars Connection Continues to Thrive

    The Sundance Institute is well known for its commitment to helping artists develop their work and take creative risks. Its many film labs — for composing, writing, directing, editing — have supported countless filmmakers and produced some of the most distinctive movies of the last 30 yea...

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    The Spoils: An Indie-Film Sweep at the Oscars? It's Closer Than You Think

    The nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards, announced Thursday morning, present an intriguing possibility: Independent film has a real shot at sweeping the Oscars’ Big Eight: picture, director, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, original screenplay and adapted screen...

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    Oscar Nominations 2013: 'Lincoln,' 'Life Of Pi' & 'Silver Linings Playbook' Lead Academy Awards Field

    So here we are. The moment that basically every film fan (even if some are openly hostile to the idea) sees as their Superbowl; the announcement of the Academy Award nominations, for the 85th time, in this case. Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone took to the stage at 5.30 PST to deliver the news, after ...

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