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    NY Times Manohla Dargis's Top Films Of 2013 Include 'The Counselor,' 'Her,' 'Spring Breakers' & More

    Another day, another top ten sixteen list, this time from the desk of New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis. And while you'll find the usual suspects like "Inside Llewyn Davis," "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "Her," the list is mostly notable for giving shine to perhaps some of the mo...

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    The New Yorker's Worst Of 2013 List Includes 'Before Midnight' & 'All Is Lost' "With 'Gravity' Close Behind"

    So, everyone loved "Gravity," right? A big slice of sci-fi with a space adventure and groundbreaking visual effects all wrapped up into one of the best cinematic experiences of the year, right? Well, not so much for the New Yorker's Richard Brody.

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    Open Up the Best Actress Oscar Race: Five Locks and Eight Must-See Performances

    As usual, there are more viable men hustling after a Best Actor slot than women in contention for Best Actress. (My current predictions are here.) 'Twas ever thus, as the myopic film industry continues to chase the male demo and sequester "soft" relationship movies to the indie realm. Which means th...

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    'Gravity,' 'Captain Phillips,' 'Iron Man 3' & More Make Empire Magazine's Top 10 Of 2013

    Well, the cinephiles at Cahiers Du Cinema and Sight & Sound have had their say on 2013, now how about something for everyone else? Leaning much more toward the mainstream, the folks over at Empire have kicked off December with their list of the greatest from the past twelve months and it's pretty sa...

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    Actors Talk Actors: Julia Roberts, Ralph Fiennes, Benicio Del Toro and More Discuss This Year's Oscar Contenders in Variety

    In Variety's new SAG preview, 35 different actors discuss this year's likely Oscar contenders: Ralph Fiennes talks Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave," Candice Bergen talks Sandra Bullock in "Gravity," Julia Roberts talks James Gandolfini in "Enough Said" and much more. Quote highlights below.

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    For Your Consideration: Previewing The Independent Spirit Award Nominations, Which Could Look a Lot Like The Oscars

    With the recent announcement of the Gotham Award nominations, it only seems appropriate for this week’s column to take on the granddaddy of independent film awards: Film Independent’s Spirit Awards.

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Underdog Actresses Who Deserve Oscar's Attention This Year

    Instead of dipping into the already repetitive waters of late October Oscar talk, this column will take the next two weeks as an opportunity to discuss a few names that aren't getting as much talk as they may deserve.

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    '12 Years A Slave' Leads Gotham Award Nominees; 'Inside Llewyn Davis, 'Upstream Color' & More Earn Nods

    ... and here we go. Even though we're not even in November, and with two more months of movies and awards season contenders to come, the Gotham Independent Film Awards have announced their nominees for 2013. While this may be "the first major awards ceremony of the film season," the real accomplishm...

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    '12 Years a Slave' Leads Eclectic 2013 Gotham Award Nominations

    Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" led the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Award nominations, it was announced this morning. The film picked up three nods, including best feature, best actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and best breakthrough actor (Lupita Nyong'o). It was -- as always -- a rather surprisi...

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    Quentin Tarantino’s Top 10 Films of 2013 (So Far) Includes 'The Lone Ranger,' 'Kick-Ass 2,' 'Gravity' & More

    For the past couple of years—except 2013 when he was working on his own "Django Unchained"—Quentin Tarantino wasn't shy about sharing the films he liked, and sometimes, the ones he didn't. For the most part, the filmmaker loves indie movies, animated films and big, popcorn blockbusters. In 2010, he ...

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