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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."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 9, 2012 4:43 PM
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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."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 9, 2012 10:56 AM
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Immersed in Movies: 'Tree of Life' Tech Visionary Trumbull Talks Future Cinema

Douglas Trumbull's been on a mission to improve the theatrical moviegoing experience for decades. Digital technology has finally caught up with need, and the tech guru ("2001: A Space Odyssey"), who believes he can do something about reviving a sense of showmanship with superior-looking, mind-blowing presentations before it's too late.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • February 8, 2012 4:24 PM
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Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, Interviews, Sundance Wrap-Up, Oscar Predictions, In the Works

BOX OFFICE, REVIEWS, TRAILERS Weekend Preview: Horror Rules with "The Woman in Black, "Kill List" and "Innkeepers"; Madonna's "W.E." Lands Hollywood Hits Super Bowl XLVI; Ad Updates
  • By TOH!
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  • February 3, 2012 4:28 PM
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Focus Goes On 10th Anniversary Buying Spree, from Bana Thriller to Sundance's 'For a Good Time Call'; Talk Digital Focus World

As Focus Features ramps up for its 10th anniversary, chairman James Schamus and president Andew Karpen are on a buying tear. And with three Oscar nominations in hand for BAFTA front-runner "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," which is scoring at the box office ($42 million worldwide), they're in high spirits. "It's kicking ass," says Schamus. "Remember, Gary Oldman is revered by his peers."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 2, 2012 4:28 PM
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Video: Bingham Ray (1954-2012)

As the independent community mourns the loss of art film champion Bingham Ray, here are some video clips of some of his appearances. Also, check out this New York Magazine profile of Ray and his cohorts at the height of October Film's success. See also the tribute from his poker buddies, read by a choked-up John Cooper on Sundance closing night, as well as our obit and coverage of the impromptu Sundance Memorial. for Ray. Here are his NYT and LAT obits.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 31, 2012 11:55 AM
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Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Sundance Reviews and Buys, Interviews, Oscar Predictions, In the Works

  • By TOH!
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  • January 28, 2012 9:00 AM
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Independent Films Receive 60 Oscar Nominations

This year wasn't just a good year for movies about movies at the Oscars, it was a great year for independent films. The top two Oscar contenders--"Hugo," with 11 nominations, and "The Artist," with 10 nods--were both indy flicks, as were fellow Best Picture nominees "Midnight in Paris" and "The Tree of Life."
  • By Anne Thompson and Jacob Combs
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  • January 25, 2012 2:58 PM
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Weekly Wrap: Golden Globes, Lead Up to Sundance, Box Office, Interviews, In the Works

BOX OFFICE, REVIEWS, TRAILERS Weekend Preview: "Haywire," "Extremely Loud," "We Need to Talk about Kevin" Trailer Watch: Millenium Gets "A Little Bit of Heaven," Cinelan's Focus Forward Doc Initiative
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  • January 20, 2012 5:22 PM
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Weekend Preview: 'Haywire,' 'Extremely Loud,' 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' & More

Michael Fassbender is in theaters again, this time with Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire." He may have a smaller part in this film compared to "Shame," "Jane Eyre," "A Dangerous Method" or "X-Men," but the best scene in the movie is still his.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 19, 2012 5:01 PM
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