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    Now and Then: In Harmony, 'Life of Pi' and 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Are the Best Films of the Year

    One is a grand, sea-borne spectacle, a master's first glorious foray into 3-D. The other, like its breakout star, is a furious miniature whose impact far outweighs its size. But both "Life of Pi" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" are fervently alive to the world of nature, of spirit — two halves of ...

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    'An Academy Tribute to Pedro Almodóvar' in London; Plus Vote for your Favorite from the Spanish Auteur

    The Academy will celebrate the career of Pedro Almodóvar at an intimate invite-only retrospective in London's Curzon Soho Cinema on December 13.

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    Watch: Tarantino, Russell, Van Sant, Lee, Affleck & Hooper Talk Directing at THR Roundtable

    Check out the new Hollywood Reporter roundtable interview with Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell, Gus Van Sant, Ang Lee, Ben Affleck and Tom Hooper, in which the directors discuss tough onset moments, "difficult" brothers, navigating temper tantrums, early retirement plans and more. Full video and...

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    Milos Forman to Receive Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award, 'One of the Greatest Filmmakers of Our Time'

    Milos Forman will receive the Directors Guild of America's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 65th annual DGA Awards on February 2.

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    Palm Springs Bestowing 'Flight''s Robert Zemeckis with Director of the Year Award

    Robert Zemeckis will receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival's Director of the Year Award for "Flight."

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    Now and Then: 'Heaven's Gate,' Catastrophe or Classic?

    Once reviled, Michael Cimino's controversial "Heaven's Gate" (1980) may remain — despite the Criterion Collection's effort to resuscitate it — a cautionary tale of directorial hubris, Hollywood excess, and wayward ambition. The real moral of the film, however, is far simpler: "Heaven's Gate" is an o...

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    Trailer Watch: 'Love Is All You Need' in Susanne Bier's Latest

    Susanne Bier, whose "In A Better World" won the Best Foreign Language Oscar and Golden Globe in 2011, returns with lighter fare in "Love Is All You Need." With Pierce Brosnan and "Better World"'s Trine Dyrholm at the helm, the film looks more cliched than inspired...

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    George Clooney on Fame, Failure & Success, Cuaron's 'Gravity' and 'Monuments Men'

    George Clooney shares many words of wisdom -- on fame, success, failure, etc -- In his interview for Omega's Lifetime magazine (he's a spokesman). He also talks about his upcoming "Gravity" directed by Alfonso Cuaron (he gushes over the "Children of Men" filmmaker and says co-star Sandra Bullock is ...

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    Del Toro Talks 'Pacific Rim,' No More Directing Gaps, 'Slaughterhouse' & 'Justice League'

    Guillermo del Toro is back in the director's chair with "Pacific Rim" after a four-year hiatus (his last was "Hellboy 2") in which he kept busy producing (films like "Rise of the Guardians") and developing (and almost directing) "The Hobbit."

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    Now and Then: 'Lincoln,' the Movies, and Historical Accuracy

    "Lincoln" is no dour disquisition, no romance of an imagined past, but a heroic, even thrilling drama of compromise and chicanery in the midst of the Civil War. Indeed, it resolves one of the medium's oldest conundrums: "Lincoln" is that rare thing, good history and great cinema at once.

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