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    Sarah Polley, Jehane Nouhaim and Lucy Walker Lead Female Majority Nominees For DGA's Doc Awards

    The Directors Guild of America has announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for 2013.

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    The 15 Highest Grossing Indie Documentaries of 2013

    Here's a chart of 2013's the highest grossing documentaries, led by Morgan Neville's "20 Feet From Stardom," which was released by RADiUS-TWC (and is now the distributor's highest grossing film ever).

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    The Best & Worst Trends Of 2013

    We’ve just wrapped up the highest grossing year in history with the movie industry capturing $11 billion in domestic receipts. Lost within the field of hits and flops were common re-occurrences, ideas and motifs that resurfaced consistently throughout the year to make 2013 its own beast, labeling ou...

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    'American Hustle,' 'Wolf Of Wall Street,' 'Before Midnight' & More Earn WGA Nominations But Not Coens

    Are awards season voters no longer entranced by the magic of the Coen Brothers? Even with "Inside Llewyn Davis" earning no shortage of acclaim, that has not translated into very much love from awards types, with the film getting completely shut out of the Producers Guild Award nominations yesterday....

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    Oscars: Could Critical Favorites 'Act Of Killing' & 'Stories We Tell' Miss Out On Documentary Nominations?

    Over the past weeks and months, we've used this space to take a close look at almost every Oscar category (bar the shorts: we'll focus on those once the nominations are out and we've seen the films), and making our rolling predictions in the process. Just in time for Christmas, we've reached the end...

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    NY Times A.O. Scott's Top Films Of 2013 Include 'Frances Ha,' 'Bling Ring,' 'Pain And Gain' & More

    We're sure the water cooler is buzzing over at the New York Times today as both of the paper's major film critics have released their assessment of this year's best movies. We've already seen what Manohla Dargis had to say, and now it's time for A.O. Scott to pour one out for 2013.

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    The 15 Best Documentaries Of 2013

    To devotees of the medium like us, cinema has an unparalleled ability to give form and shape to previously unimagined worlds. But not all unimagined worlds are unreal, an infinite number, in fact, lurk all around us: the astounding personal history of a passerby; the human cost that the news headlin...

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    Spike Jonze's 'Her' Wins Best Film & Best Director From National Board Of Review

    So how influential are the National Board Of Review winners? Well, last year "Zero Dark Thirty" won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress and went on to be shut out in all three categories when the Oscars rolled out. Basically, just remember that there is a gulf between critics and Academy voter...

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    'American Hustle' Tops New York Film Critics Circle Awards, David O. Russell & Jennifer Lawrence Win Big

    First! Once again, the New York Film Critics Circle made filmmakers and studios sweat to get their films screened in time as they position themselves to be the first (official) word on the awards race and augur of things to come ... at least until the National Board Of Review weighs in tomorrow. But...

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    'Act Of Killing,' 'The Armstrong Lie,' 'Stories We Tell' & More Make Oscar Documentary Shortlist

    So the countdown continues toward the Oscars, with the potential nominees in the Documentary category now narrowed from 147 films to a slim 15. From here, only 5 will eventually make it to the Dolby Theater.

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