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    The Genius of Mike Leigh's System: Leigh & Cast on Gorgeous 'Mr. Turner'

    Last May at Cannes I sat smack in the middle of the Palais Lumiere and reveled in the most gloriously beautiful movie I had ever seen. It was Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," which went on to win best Actor for Timothy Spall in the title role.

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    Watch: The Team Behind 'The Boxtrolls' on the Allure of Stop-Motion Animation

    Deadline Hollywood released a video from its recent Oscar showcase,"The Contenders."

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    As 'Into the Woods' Looms, Ten Meryl Streep Characters Through a Feminist Gaze

    Meryl Streep is a cinema nonpareil whose acting talent and aura seemingly can't be explained. Nominated for a record 18 Academy Awards and winner of three, Streep may be up for another Oscar for her over-the-top singing portrayal of The Witch in Robb Marshall's movie version of Stephen Sondheim's "I...

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    Things I Learned on the Awards Circuit, from Costner, Aniston & Chastain to Streep in 'Into the Woods' (Q & A VIDEO)

    The award season is in full swing. At this time of year, Academy voters in New York and Los Angeles are deluged with invitations to one screening/party after another, with multiple choices on a given day, from lunch to dinner.

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    Watch: Meryl Streep Proves Her Singing Chops in New 'Into the Woods' Featurette

    The newest featurette for Rob Marshall's Sondheim adaptation delivers the biggest taste of Streep's performance yet.

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    Indiewire's Top 9 Stories of the Week: 'True Detective' News, Oscar Predictions and More

    From "Interstellar" to "Homeland," here are Indiewire's 9 most popular stories of the week.

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    Screen Talk: Mike Nichols, Steve Jobs Biopic, Oscar Updates and Doc Shortlists

    On our weekly Screen Talk podcast, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I share our recent Oscar catch-ups and love of Mike Nichols and Studio Ghibli. And why did Sony pass on the Steve Jobs biopic?

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    Ten Live Action Shorts Have Landed for the Oscar Shortlist

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Short Films and Feature Animation branch has chosen 10 live action short films (out of 141 qualified) to be voted for nominations for the 87th Academy Awards.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Foxcatcher' Strong, 'Rosewater' So-So, 'The Homesman' Modest

    Three of the year's most buzzed festival titles opened this weekend. Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' is the easy initial leader of the three, with two-city totals surpassing all new films since 'Birdman,' including last weekend's top player 'The Theory of Everything.'

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