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    Miyazaki Talks Retirement, Oscars, True History in 'The Wind Rises'

    Well, I hate to break it to you, but during my satellite interview at Team Disney last week on the Oscar-nominated "The Wind Rises," Hayao Miyazaki confirmed that he will not direct another movie.

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    February's 6 Must-See Indie Films

    Not going to the Berlin Film Festival? Well, there's plenty of fantastic cinema from around the world about to hit US theaters this month, which should more than make up for that. From India to Palestine, Quebec to Japan, check out Indiewire's very world cinema-minded picks for February 2014's best

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    10 Films To See In February

    The shortest month of the year can still yield ten movies worthy of your attention! We continue through the doldrums of that cold time called “every month before summer,” and while March has transformed into a time for decent fare, we still have to blaze through February. The films assembled are a m...

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking with the Best Animated Feature Oscar Nominees

    I recently chatted with the Oscar nominees for The Croods (directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco), Despicable Me 2 (Chris Renaud), Ernest & Celestine (Benjamin Renner), Frozen (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee), and The Wind Rises (producer Toshio Suzuki). We discussed what makes their work perso...

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    Miyazaki Thanks Academy

    When Hayao Miyazaki officially announced his retirement back in September, it seemed like he wasn't going to back down. But since then, rumors have circulated that the 73-year-old Studio Ghibli director may not stick the landing. In other news, the director graciously thanked the Academy for nominat...

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    Immersed in Movies: Getting Animated About the Oscar Nominations

    Will the studios totally dominate the best animated feature category or will there be room for one or two indies? And how many surprises will there be for animated short? Let's look at my predictions for Thursday's Oscar nominations.

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    English-Language Voice Cast for 'The Wind Rises' Includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt and Werner Herzog

    A top drawer roster has been assembled for the English-language version of Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki's latest film for Studio Ghibli, "The Wind Rises." Disney will open the dubbed version of this animated Oscar contender in select North American theaters on February 21, 2014 before expanding ...

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Direct & Star In ‘Sandman’; Leads U.S. Voice Cast Of ‘The Wind Rises’

    While certainly not without its problems, “Don Jon” proved a major effort from its director and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt this year, first gaining acclaim at Sundance before making its way to theatres in September. His directing skills were the main takeaway from the experience though, and they have...

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    The Best and Worst in Animation 2013

    Although he wrote them in 1859, Charles Dickens might have been thinking of the animation scene this past year when he penned the celebrated lines, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times". Looking over a year that seemed to seesaw between Light and Darkness, I’d like to present some aw...

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