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    For Your Consideration: 10 Underdog Actors That Deserve Oscar's Attention This Year

    Last week, this column took the first in a two-part break from Oscar-related dish to profile 10 deserving underdog actresses from this year's batch of films.

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    Watch All the Gotham Award Nominated Breakthrough Directors' Films on iTunes

    Watch all of the films by Gotham Award nominated "Breakthrough Directors' on iTunes now.

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    For Your Consideration: Predicting This Week's Gotham Award Nominations

    On Thursday, the nominations for the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards will act as the first major moment of the 2013-14 awards season, with nominations being announced for nine competitive categories (including wholly new ones for both best actor and best actress).

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    Notes on the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival

    The 36th Mill Valley Film Festival had over 125 screenings, over 75 directors in attendance, and over 1600 California Film Institute members have attended films. It’s been a busy 8 days and I’m not counting on any sleep until Monday.

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    Quentin Tarantino Shares Criticism Of 'The Lone Ranger,' Thoughts On Ben Affleck As Batman & More

    Last week, Quentin Tarantino somewhat surprisingly and randomly dropped his list of his Top Ten Films Of 2013 (So Far), that featured its own amount of surprising and random choices. Ranging from indie fare like "Afternoon Delight," "Before Midnight" and "Frances Ha" to oddball choices like "The Con...

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    Harvey Weinstein Calls 2013 Awards Race "The Most Competitive Season I've Ever Seen," Praises 'Prisoners'

    If there is one person who knows the ins and outs of any award season, it's Harvey Weinstein. The producer extraordinaire has been behind countless campaigns, and knows how the system works backwards and forwards, and more than any prognosticator, his feelings on the 2013 race certainly carry with t...

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    John Singleton Asks if a White Director Can Make a Great Black Film

    "Boyz n the Hood" writer-director John Singleton's The Hollywood Reporter column wastes no time in illuminating what has thus far seemingly been "a banner year" for black-themed films.

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    Zurich Film Festival Unveils Official 2013 Lineup

    The Zurich Film Festival, scheduled to begin September 26 through October 6, unveiled its 11-day lineup today.

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    For Your Consideration: The 10 Summer Indies That Stand The Best Shot At Oscar Nods

    Roll your eyes if you'd like, but the truth of the matter is that "award season" -- which is less of a season than the half of the year that starts with the Venice Film Festival and ends with the speech of whoever wins best picture the Oscars, is a week away from being more or less upon us. And thus...

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    Casting Director Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd Talks 'Black Nativity,' 'Fruitvale Station,' Writing Her Memoir, and More

    It's been over a year since casting director Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd spoke with Shadow & Act about her career and projects, which at the time included work on Sparkle, Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day, and Sundance feature Filly Brown.

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