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Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater Talk 'Before Midnight,' 'Boyhood' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Well, you've been reading about "Before Midnight," the third film in Richard Linklater's trilogy about Celine and Jesse's ongoing romance, since Sundance, and now you finally get to see one of the most delightful and insightful movies of the year. The movie opens Friday. The trio, who could earn a second Oscar nomination for original screenplay, describe their unusual process in our interview below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 20, 2014 11:30 AM
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Crafts Roundup: Editors Talk About the Journeys of Survival and Reinvention

With such an emphasis this year on survival and reinvention, the journeys required special editorial attention to shifts in tone and unconventional arcs while conveying internal struggles that we cared about. Here's a sampling from "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity," "All Is Lost," "American Hustle," "Before Midnight," and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • December 26, 2013 2:10 PM
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Santa Barbara Film Fest and Film Society of Lincoln Center to Host First-Ever 'Before' Triple Features

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is preparing a fun evening for fans of Richard Linklater's "Before" trilogy.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • December 23, 2013 11:50 AM
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CINE-LIST: Ten Great Movie Quotes from 2013

Great films leave a mark. A shot will linger in your mind's eye, strains from a score will haunt you, and the perfect quote will always be associated with your experience of seeing a film. Below, Cine-List selects and ranks ten memorable movies quotes from 2013.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 19, 2013 2:22 PM
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Village Voice, Indiewire and Film Comment's Top Films of 2013: More Love for 'Llewyn Davis,' '12 Years a Slave' and 'Before Midnight'

Year-end critics polls of 2013's Top Ten films (or Top 50, as the case may be) continue to roll in. Below, check out the selections made by the Village Voice, Indiewire and Film Comment. All three outlets have their top three films in common (though in differing orders): "Inside Llewyn Davis," "12 Years a Slave" and "Before Midnight."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 18, 2013 2:07 PM
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TOH! Top Tens of 2013

TOH! contributors list their Top Ten Films of 2013.
  • By TOH!
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  • December 13, 2013 5:19 PM
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Open Up the Best Actress Oscar Race: Five Locks and Eight Must-See Performances

As usual, there are more viable men hustling after a Best Actor slot than women in contention for Best Actress. (My current predictions are here.) 'Twas ever thus, as the myopic film industry continues to chase the male demo and sequester "soft" relationship movies to the indie realm. Which means that many worthy films don't make it to the top of Academy voters' screener piles. How many film panels and Q & As have you seen with a row of men in suits and one woman in a frilly frock and impossibly high heels? Women in film are often a supporting afterthought.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 5, 2013 3:40 PM
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Actors Talk Actors: Julia Roberts, Ralph Fiennes, Benicio Del Toro and More Discuss This Year's Oscar Contenders in Variety

In Variety's new SAG preview, 35 different actors discuss this year's likely Oscar contenders: Ralph Fiennes talks Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave," Candice Bergen talks Sandra Bullock in "Gravity," Julia Roberts talks James Gandolfini in "Enough Said" and much more. Quote highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 20, 2013 3:00 PM
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Oscar Talk Season Five Episode One: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

On this week's Oscar Talk Podcast, the first of our fifth season, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I round up the movies that have already screened, from Sundance hits "Fruitvale Station," "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" and "Before Midnight" to the Cannes titles ("All is Lost," "Blue is the Warmest Color," "The Immigrants," "Nebraska," "The Past") that are likely to show up at Venice, Telluride, Toronto or New York.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 16, 2013 11:59 AM
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TOH! Lists the Ten Best Films of 2013... So Far

As the Film Society of Lincoln Center unveils their Best Movies of 2013 (So Far) list, we here at TOH! are joining in on the fun and compiling our own lists showcasing the top ten titles of the first half of the year. Films are limited to those already released theatrically in 2013. See our selections, plus trailers and clips, below.
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  • July 3, 2013 4:15 PM
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