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    Screen Talk: Telluride and the Oscars, from 'Birdman' to 'The Imitation Game'

    On this week's Screen Talk, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I debate new movies "Wild," "Imitation Game" and "Birdman"--and which ones will have an impact on this year's Oscar race.

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    Listen: How Has Telluride Changed the Oscar Race? Anne Thompson and Eric Kohn Discuss on Indiewire's Podcast

    Indiewire's critic and editor-at-large report from the Colorado festival on a crop of new films bound to receive a lot more attention in the near future.

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    Indiewire's Real-Time Oscar Odds: First Reactions To All the Festival Premieres

    Sometimes Oscar contenders are made; sometimes they're born. Starting with the Telluride Film Festival, Indiewire is reporting on the earliest screenings and reactions to awards hopefuls. Let the games begin.

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    Watch: 3-Minute Supercut Retrospective Commemorating Best Picture Oscar Winners Of 1980s

    Over the next weeks, on screens in Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York, dozens of film will starting the journey that they will hope will end with the top prize: a Best Picture Oscar win. There can only be one, which means the race will be fierce, and few will survive, so before the madness begi...

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    Who Should Host Our Next Awards Show? 9 Candidates Emerge from the 2014 Emmys

    Seth Meyers did a fine job -- just fine -- at Monday night's 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, but there was more than one host in the house. These nine speakers might deserve a show of their own.

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    First Gurus 'O Gold Pre-Festival Top Fifteen Oscar Contenders ('GONE GIRL' TRAILER)

    MovieCityNews asked the Gurus 'O Gold to ranked in no order 15 contenders for the Oscar race, pre-Telluride and Toronto. Here they are--of the top seven that everybody but one picked, in past years that list yielded the eventual Oscar winner. (That doesn't mean they will all be nominated.) So why is...

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    'Fury' Starring Brad Pitt Closes London Film Festival in Bid for Oscar Contention

    David Ayer's "Fury" is a movie I want to see. That's because Ayer is a visceral, innovative director who pulls strong performances from his actors, from Christian Bale and Freddy Rodriguez in "Harsh Times" to Michael Pena and Jake Gyllenhaal in hand-held indie "End of Watch," which made my 2012 Ten...

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    Why Brad Pitt-Starrer 'Fury' Is Moving from November to October (VIDEO)

    Sony Pictures is pushing up the release of David Ayer's intense world War II film "Fury," marking "Inglourious Basterds" star Brad Pitt's return to World War II as the commander of a battle-weary five-man tank unit at the end of their tour of duty--from November 14, 2014 to October 17, 2014. "Transf...

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    Oscar Predictions 2015

    As the fall festivals loom, I'm listing some possibilities for Oscar consideration for 2015. Going into the season, only a handful of movies have Oscar potential; their handlers will rely on critics and guild groups to keep them in the conversation over the long haul. They are Wes Anderson's well-wr...

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