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Roger Ebert Names 'Argo' As The Best Movie Of 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2012 6:16 PM
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While there have been many, many 2012 lists and recaps, the year isn't over until Roger Ebert weighs in with his favorites, and today he's done so, dropping his list of the best movies he saw in 2012. And as usual, it's a mix of more popular choices, with some love shown to smaller, foreign films that might not get the shine otherwise.

'Zero Dark Thirty' Continues Critical Stampede Topping Peter Travers, David Edelstein & Huffington Post Best Of 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 11:03 AM
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With each passing day, it's looking more and more like Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" is going to be the one to beat this awards season. As we cautioned earlier this week, this trajectory right now reminds us of David Fincher's "The Social Network," which got all kinds of critical and industry love, only to lose out to Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" in the end. Granted, "Les Miserables" is no longer looking like a slam dunk with early reviews decidedly mixed (read ours here) but all this to say, there is still a lot the game to be played.

In Theaters: 'Men In Black III' & 'Moonrise Kingdom' Hope To Be 'The Intouchables' This Weekend

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • May 25, 2012 5:01 PM
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Fill up the cooler, slather on the sunscreen, and find all your white clothes that have been moldering in the back of the closet since Labor Day: it’s Memorial Day Weekend! This year, film studios are celebrating the armed forces and the unofficial start of summer with aliens, nuclear holocaust, drug addicts, and puppy love. So whether you’re on your way to the beach, to the plains, to the city, to the country, or just staying home to enjoy three-to-four days of freedom and fireworks, we wish you lots of happy movie watching!

Watch: Exclusive Clip From Joachim Trier's Excellent 'Oslo, August 31st'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 23, 2012 11:00 AM
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As ever, Memorial Day will be a pretty big weekend for the movies. On the tentpole front, "Men In Black 3" hopes to unseat the still-dominant "The Avengers." And on the indie front, Wes Anderson's much-anticipated "Moonrise Kingdom" is opening in limited release and sure to draw crowds, while The Weinstein Company are also opening crowd-pleasing foreign flick "The Untouchables." But there's one little film flying under the radar that deserves your attention as much as anything else in release: Norwegian director Joachim Trier's "Oslo August 31st."

Dustin Lance Black's 'Virginia' & Joachim Trier's 'Oslo, August 31' Lead Latest Acquisitions

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • January 20, 2012 11:59 AM
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As we make our way into 2012, studios both big and small are looking for those films that’ll help fill out their slate for the rest of the year. Whether to possibly run as Oscar contenders or perhaps simply to gain some traction at your local art house, here’s a roundup of a few acquisitions making headlines.

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