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    The Cesars Go to Riva, Trintignant, Haneke, 'Amour,' and Foreign Film 'Argo' UPDATED

    A radiant red-robed Emmanuelle Riva accepted the Cesar for best actress Friday night at Paris's Théâtre du Châtelet for Michael Haneke's "Amour," which won five awards including best picture, director, original screenplay and best actor for Jean-Louis Trintignant. Haneke was in Los Angeles for Satur...

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    The Early Gems: Notable Films From 2013's Best Director Nominees

    To send you into the long weekend, we're gonna take a break from the on-screen talent momentarily, and focus on the early work of the 2013 nominated directors. The five nominees (particularly controversial, thanks to the exclusion of Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow) are a mixed batch; from one of th...

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    'Amour' Auteur Michael Haneke Talks Riva and Trintignant, Death of 35 mm UPDATED

    Michael Haneke's "Amour" has been nominated for five Oscars: Best Picture, Directing, Actress, Foreign Language Film and Screenplay. This comes after scooping up awards from such year-end critics groups as the New York Film Critics Circle, and tops off a stellar year that began with the film winning...

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    IW Talks to the Oscar '13 Nominees: Michael Haneke Tells Us Why He Hasn't Changed Despite His Compassionate 'Amour'

    'IW Talks to the Oscar 13' Nominees' is a daily series running through to this year's Oscar ceremony (February 24) that features new or previously published interviews with some of this year's nominees. Today, we're re-running an interview with Michael Haneke, whose devastating drama "Amour" won the...

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    Oscar Watch: Check Out Online Screenplays for 'Amour,' 'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'This is 40'

    "It starts with the script" is an old chestnut which just happens to be true. I get a kick out of talking to actors, directors and studio heads, but by far my favorite conversations are with such writers as Michael Arndt or Tony Kushner. These people are smart! Years ago after interviewing the Coens...

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    New Photos Of Old People About To Die In Michael Haneke's 'Amour'

    If you're a fan of the severe minister of fear, Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke -- who seems to get repulsed by nearly anything -- then thus far you've been treated to just two of the same images of his latest movie "Amour" since its debut at Cannes in May of this year. ...

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    Snubbed? Who's Missing In The 2011 Cannes Line-Up?

    As one of the most highly anticipated film festivals on the planet -- the Olympics of cinema as it were -- each spring the looming arrival of the Cannes Film Festival line-up brings with it a near feeding frenzy of anticipation (except for those actually awaiting the summer tentpole season).

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    Walter Salles' 'On The Road' Unlikely To Debut At Cannes; Michael Haneke's 'Love' May Be Ready

    Beat Generation Tale Not In Black & White As First Envisioned?Put simply, Waltes Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" is a film we're anticipating this year with as much excitement as any other. Unfortunately it looks like that wait will have to be a tad longer as any surprise appearan...

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    18 Foreign Films We're Looking Forward To In 2011

    Alright, we've already done three Most Anticipated pieces, two Escapist and Popcorn fare pieces and here's more. Yes, it doesn't end, here's more for perhaps what you might call the more discerning reader.

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    Michael Haneke's 'These Two' Changes Title To 'Love'

    Is the usually grim and ruthless Michael Haneke becoming an old softie? The director, who is gearing up to shoot his next film early in the new year, has quietly changed the title from "These Two" to "Love." Awww.

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