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Quvenzhané Wallis in Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild
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We might as well talk about some actual awards. The New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review both announce their picks next week, but the indie circuit brought the major awards updates of the week. The Gotham Independent Film Awards took place on Monday night and offered

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The Twilight Saga is over! The series finale, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, opened to nearly $141.1 million in the States over the weekend. Kristal quite enjoyed it, but I wasn’t impressed. But Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is less divisive when it comes to Oscar since

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Silver Linings Playbook
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It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then life spawns two people who are so completely right for each other that they could only be wrong for everyone else. Such is the case of Pat (Bradley Cooper) and Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) in David O. Russell’s SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. Luckily for us, it is not only the characters that share this special affinity: Cooper and Lawrence are perfectly-balanced counterparts in this dark-yet-oddly-uplifting dramedy.

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Each month I pick movies that are the must-see, cream of the crop. They’ll either be films coming out in theaters that week or something on Netflix I think that’s worth the watch. The top four films for the month will be ones that have the a lot of buzz,

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John Hawkes as Mark O'Brien in The Sessions
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This week’s title might come across as rude, but how much of the last week actually affected the Oscar race? It seems we may have already reached that dreaded point where events and precursors point to conclusions we’ve already figured for ourselves. It’s only a matter of time before people

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I almost devoted the majority of this week’s Oscar Watching to Ben Affleck’s fact-based thriller Argo. But we talked about that one upon its Telluride premiere. The film still merits some space here since it opened this past weekend, but again, we’ve known where that one stands for some time,

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The awards season never comes without a few curveballs, and Fox Searchlight just threw one our way. Last week, the distributor announced that Sacha Gervasi’s feature-film debut Hitchcock, about the legendary director and his making of the horror classic Psycho, will arrive in limited release on Nov. 23, 2012. The

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David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook affirms its status as an Oscar contender
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The big albeit anticlimactic Oscar news of the week is that David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook took the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s not surprising, as the rave responses for the romantic dramedy quickly cemented it as one to watch this season. While some dub

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Over the last two years, The Weinstein Company has taken The King’s Speech and The Artist – both of which could have been conceived and filmed in almost any time period in which films existed – to Picture victories at the Academy Awards. Stormy weather certainly doesn’t cloud the boutique

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The Venice Film Festival, which we discussed last week, might give way to some Oscar contenders, but the Toronto International Film Festival is where the awards season really begins. After all, the last five Picture winners played at the fest. If that trend continues, one hoping to find this year’s eventual

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Silver Linings Playbook
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David O. Russell (known for Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, and The Fighter) has recently adapted the popular book by Matthew Quick, Silver Linings Playbook. Russell also is the director of the upcoming film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Julia Stiles, and Chris Tucker which is set

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