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    Oscar Watch: Indie King Woody Allen PBS Doc Streams Online; Sister-Producer Letty Aronson Talks Overseas Shoots

    Sony Pictures Classics has kept Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," not only his highest-grossing film ever, but also the year's most successful indie release, in theaters for almost nine months. And SPC is still campaigning to win a few Oscars (the likeliest is Best Original Screenplay) to add to Al...

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    Oscar Watch: 'Bullhead' Director Roskam & Star Schoenaerts Talk the Edgiest of Foreign-Language Contenders

    "Bullhead," hailing from Belgium, is by far the edgiest of this year's Best Foreign Language Oscar nominees. The film, a tragic allegory set in the world of Belgium's bovine hormone-mafia, has won numerous awards at film festivals since its debut at Fantastic Fest 2011, where it won Best Picture in ...

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    Denzel Washington a 'Smooth Operator,' Talks Plight of Women in Hollywood, Needing to Stay Busy

    The Guardian's interview with director/star Denzel Washington, whose movie "Safe House" shows his marquee value, reaffirms the man as one smooth operator. He shares details of his personal routine -- he boxes five mornings a week: "It's therapeutic for me. It's tricky, especially in LA, for an actor...

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    Oscar Watch: Casarosa Talks 'La Luna,' Pixar's Longest Short

    Pixar, of course, cut its teeth on shorts, winning its first Oscar for "Tin Toy" (1989), which paved the way for "Toy Story." Since then, Pixar has continued to regularly leverage its shorts program as a training ground for directors and incubator for technology.

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    Oscar Watch: Holland's 'In Darkness' Returns to Holocaust, "It's the borderline human experience"

    Agnieszka Holland ("The Secret Garden") is no stranger to the Holocaust: she won Oscar nominations for both 1985's "Angry Harvest" and 1990's "Europa, Europa." Eight years ago, David Shamoon's script based on Robert Marshall's "The Sewers of Lvov" lured her back to that period in Polish history; she...

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    Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, Trailers, Oscar Nominee Interviews, Festival Updates, Oscar Talk

    Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, Trailers, Oscar Nominee Interviews, Festival Updates, Oscar Talk

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki Climbs 'The Tree of Life'

    Clearly, "The Tree of Life" is the most artful of the best picture Oscar contenders. Terrence Malick's most personal film about nature and grace and growing up in Texas is also the most divisive because, let's face it, this is not the '70s.

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    Woody Harrelson Goes Daniel Day Lewis in 'Rampart,' Exclusive Clip

    Woody Harrelson's forearm is bloody, after a brutal three-on-three basketball game on Bill Maher's slippery home court. His face is ruddy as he chows down on a robust vegan meal at Soho House to talk about his tour-de-force portrait of a corrupt but righteous L.A. cop in Oren Moverman's "Rampart."

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    Oscar Watch: Director Patrick Doyon Talks Animated Short "Sunday"

    What it feels like to be going to the Oscars: "It's surreal. I didn't expect it to happen when I was making the film—I just wanted it to be the best it could be. The Oscar nomination is like the cherry on the sundae."

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