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September 7, 2013

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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tom Hanks Dramatically Shift Best Actor Race

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In looking over this year’s race for Best Actor, several names are emerging from the very crowded field. You’ll notice that many of the Best Actor frontrunners will be appearing in films that will ultimately be the Best Picture frontrunners as well. Still, within this closed world, Gravity will be a strong contender and features a female lead. Kate Winslet is also the lead in Jason Reitman’s Labor Day.  Cate…

2 awards for Fruitvale Station at Deauville festival

2 awards for Fruitvale Station at Deauville festival

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(Thanks to Arnaud Trouvé) -Grand Prix « Night moves » de Kelly Reichardt -Prix du public « Fruitvale station » de Ryan Coogler -Prix révélation Cartier (jury présidé par Valérie Donzelli) « Fruitvale station » de Ryan Coogler (Un film qui est autant un geste qu’un cri) -Prix de la critique internationale : « The Retrieval « de Chris Eska

Toronto Int’l Film Festival tribute to Roger Ebert

Toronto Int’l Film Festival tribute to Roger Ebert

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Tweet Raves for Dallas Buyers Club’s McConaughey and Leto

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DALLAS BUYERS CLUB: McConaughey gives Ejiofor a run for his money as AIDS patient battling medical establishment. #oscars #TIFF13 — Lou Lumenick (@LouLumenick) September 7, 2013   DALLAS BUYERS CLUB: Fascinating portrait of AIDS epidemic from different POV. McConaughey is excellent but Leto really surprises. #tiff13 — Adam Chitwood (@adamchitwood) September 7, 2013   Jared Leto in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB. Holy crap. #TIFF13 — Jordan Hoffman (@JHoffman6) September 7, 2013…

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Sacro GRA wins Golden Lion in Venice

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Thanks to Guy Lodge the awards announcements are trickling in. So far: Golden Lion: Sacro GRA, Gianfranco Rosi Grand Jury Prize: Stray Dogs, Tsai Ming-liang Silver Lion, for Best Director: Miss Violence, Alexandros Avranas Best Actor: Themis Payou, Miss Violence Screenplay: Philomena Best Actress: Elena Cotta in A Street in Palermo Special Jury Prize: The Police Officer’s Wife Luigi de Laurentiis Lion of the Future: White Shadow FIPRESCI prize: Tom…

White Lies is New Zealand’s Oscar entry

White Lies is New Zealand’s Oscar entry

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(Press release) WELLINGTON – Saturday 7 September 2013. WHITE LIES (TUAKIRI HUNA), the New Zealand Film Commission funded Maori language feature film written and directed by Dana Rotberg, has been submitted as the official New Zealand entry for consideration for Best Foreign Language film for the 86th Academy Awards. WHITE LIES is from the award-winning producer of the Oscar® nominated Whale Rider John Barnett, and written and directed by Dana…