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    New York Film Critics Circle Awards Dinner Expects a Starry Turnout

    The New York Film Critics Circle holds its annual awards dinner Monday night and while the critics themselves try to keep the Oscar speculation at arm’s length, the people angling for statuettes don’t. Which is why the honorees “rumored” to be showing up at the historic Edison Ballroom (they’re alwa...

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    Why Everyone is Piling on Marty's 'Wolf of Wall Street'

    Why is everyone piling on Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street"? The answer: traffic. Many of the headlines and reviews for the late-breaking contender are focusing on its glorification of its real-life anti-hero Jordan Belfort, played with memorable brio by Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been for...

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    Reverse Shot Unveils Their Top Ten Films of 2013

    Independent film journal Reverse Shot named their ten best films of 2013 this morning via Twitter. The list is a brainy mix of arthouse festival films for niche audiences as well as indies, such "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Frances Ha," that broke out in 2013.

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    '12 Years a Slave,' Cate Blanchett and More Lead Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award Winners

    The Alliance of Women Film Journalists has announced the winners of its 8th Annual EDA Awards. Like other critics' groups, AWFJ carries the torch for Steve McQueen’s "12 Years a Slave," with six honors, while Cate Blanchett and McConaughey and Leto of "Dallas Buyers Club" lead the acting categories....

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    Ten Best Lists: Film Comment Top 50 Crowns 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' Lists from Variety, Slant and More UPDATED

    UPDATE: 'Tis the season to list one's Top Ten Films. We've got lists from Film Comment, Slant, Variety, NYT, The New Yorker and filmmakers John Waters and Pedro Almodovar, with more to come.

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    Critics Choice Movie Awards: '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' Tally 13 Nominations, Bullock Grabs Three, Lawrence Two, Johansson and Larson, One

    Last year "Argo" began its drumbeat of wins from the Critics Choice Movie Awards, which are often a bellwether for the Oscars. "I want to thank the Academy," quipped Ben Affleck as he accepted his prize on the evening he was snubbed by the Academy director's branch. This year's Critics' Choice nomin...

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    Why Paul Schrader May Not Open His Oscar Ballot This Year

    Paul Schrader: "I find this escalating media chatter regarding film society awards, Oscar handicapping and promotional gimmicks increasingly tiresome. This year I declined to submit a selection to Film Comment's year's best list. I stopped voting for DGA and WGA awards last year and for the first ti...

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    Los Angeles Film Critics Go for 'Her,' James Franco, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o and More (FULL LIST OF WINNERS)

    Here are the full lists of winners from Sunday's critics awards (LA, NY Online and Boston) and the British Independent Film Awards.

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    Stream This: Five Films Critics and Audiences Should Pay Attention to This Awards Season

    Here are five films now streaming that critics and audiences should take a second look at as awards season gets underway.

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    IS TV THE NEW CINEMA? From 'Scandal' to 'House of Cards,' Pundits Continue the Debate

    There was an odd discussion on a recent Charlie Rose show, seemingly about TV as an art form, although technology and business models took up too much air time. These were the subjects the men on the panel (David Carr, Terence Winter, Josh Sapan, Rose himself) seemed most comfortable talking about....

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