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Tahar Rahim & Jennifer Lawrence Tops + 'The Last Airbender' Worst Movie: More Film Critics Awards

Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (top); Jackson Rathbone, Nicola Peltz in M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender (bottom) Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception was the top movie of 2010 according to the North Texas Film Critics Association (NTFCA). In addition to its Best Picture win, Inception also bagged awards […]


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Tahar Rahim & Jennifer Lawrence Tops + 'The Last Airbender' Worst Movie: More Film Critics Awards



'Shutter Island' Scorsese-DiCaprio Biggest Hit?

'Shutter Island' with Leonardo DiCaprio: Things and people aren't necessarily what they seem to be in Martin Scorsese thriller. 'Shutter Island' to become biggest Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio box office hit? Feb. 28, '10, update: Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, Martin Scorsese's thriller Shutter Island has remained at the top […]


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'Shutter Island' Scorsese-DiCaprio Biggest Hit?



'A Prophet,' Isabelle Adjani: César Winners

A Prophet, Jacques Audiard's internationally acclaimed prison drama, was the big winner at the 2010 César Awards ceremony held at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard served as the ceremony's honorary president. She was assisted by co-presenters Gad Elmaleh and Valérie Lemercier. Starring relative newcomer […]


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'A Prophet,' Isabelle Adjani: César Winners



Colin Firth & Carey Mulligan Bafta Winners, Kristen Stewart Gets Rising Star Award

Jeremy Renner in the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow, Colin Firth, Carey Mulligan. Surprises and non-surprises at the BAFTAs, held Sunday evening at London's Royal Opera House. Mostly non-surprises. The fact that The Hurt Locker beat Avatar wasn't really a surprise. The Iraq War […]


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Colin Firth & Carey Mulligan Bafta Winners, Kristen Stewart Gets Rising Star Award



French Prison Drama Beats Oscar Favorites: London Film Critics Awards' Winners

Avatar may be the world's box office ruler, but it surely wasn't ruler of anything at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards held this evening in, where else, London. The London Critics' best film of 2009? Jacques Audiard's prison drama A Prophet, the first French-made production to win the Circle's […]


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French Prison Drama Beats Oscar Favorites: London Film Critics Awards' Winners



Isabelle Adjani & Double Nominee Tahar Rahim: César Awards

Adel Bencherif, Tahar Rahim in A Prophet (top); Vincent Lindon, Farit Ayverdi in Welcome (middle); Yvan Atall in Rapt (bottom) With 13 nods, Jacques Audiard's prison drama A Prophet – one of the semi-finalists for this year's best foreign language film Oscar, leads the 2010 Cesar Award nominations. In addition […]


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Isabelle Adjani & Double Nominee Tahar Rahim: César Awards



Prestigious Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Contenders

This year Scott Foundas won't be asking, “how do you say 'Oscar scandal' in French (or German)?” Two of the most widely acclaimed non-English language films released in 2009 – Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon and Jacques Audiard's A Prophet – are to be found in the Academy of Motion […]


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Prestigious Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Contenders



'Broken Embraces,' 'The White Ribbon': Golden Globe Screenings

Penélope Cruz, José Luis Gómez in Broken Embraces (Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo / Sony Pictures Classics) (top); Catalina Saavedra in The Maid (Elephant Eye) (middle); Tahar Rahim in A Prophet (Roger Arpajou / Sony Pictures Classics) (bottom) Los Angeles' American Cinematheque will host the Hollywood Foreign […]


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'Broken Embraces,' 'The White Ribbon': Golden Globe Screenings



London Film Critics: Carey Mulligan Twice & Non-Hollywood Productions + Box Office Flops Top Satellite Awards

A Prophet with Tahar Rahim. Directed by Jacques Audiard from a screenplay by Audiard and Thomas Bidegain – itself from “an original screenplay” by Abdel Raouf Dafri and Nicolas Peufaillit – A Prophet is one of several non-U.S. productions that found space on the London Film Critics' nominations roster. Best […]


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London Film Critics: Carey Mulligan Twice & Non-Hollywood Productions + Box Office Flops Top Satellite Awards



Louis Delluc Prize for Violent Prison Drama & Blockbuster Surprise + Honorees Julianne Moore & Jason Reitman

A Prophet with Tahar Rahim, winner of the Louis Delluc Prize. Jacques Audiard's violent prison drama chronicles the difficulties facing a young Frenchman of Algerian ancestry who, after being sent to jail for six years, must navigate between two warring factions while behind bars: the Corsicans and the Muslims. Shades […]


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Louis Delluc Prize for Violent Prison Drama & Blockbuster Surprise + Honorees Julianne Moore & Jason Reitman



European Film Awards Nominations: Penélope Cruz & Pedro Almodóvar

Tahar Rahim in A Prophet (top); Dev Patel, Freida Pinto in Slumdog Millionaire (middle); The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke (bottom) Six films are vying for the top prize at the 2009 European Film Awards. They are: Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank, about a teenager (best actress nominee Katie Jarvis) upset […]


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European Film Awards Nominations: Penélope Cruz & Pedro Almodóvar



Amanda Seyfried & Tahar Rahim + Gemma Arterton & John Hurt: London Film Festival

Julianne Moore, a potential Oscar 2010 candidate for A Single Man, and Amanda Seyfried at the premiere of Atom Egoyan's thriller Chloe during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 22. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried attending the Chloe […]


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Amanda Seyfried & Tahar Rahim + Gemma Arterton & John Hurt: London Film Festival



AFI FEST Michael Haneke-Jacques Audiard Swap & Pordenone Presents 'The Merry Widow'

AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi has announced that Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner and Oscar contender The White Ribbon will replace Jacques Audiard's Cannes Grand Prix winner A Prophet in the festival's line-up. Reason for the AFI FEST swap: “a recent change in the release date for A Prophet.” […]


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AFI FEST Michael Haneke-Jacques Audiard Swap & Pordenone Presents 'The Merry Widow'



Cannes Winners: From Michael Haneke to Xavier Dolan

Cannes Film Festival winner 'The White Ribbon,' directed by Michael Haneke. One of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival's clear favorites, Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon, a stark tale about a small northern German town beset by strange happenings right before the beginning of World War I, took the Palme d'Or […]


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Cannes Winners: From Michael Haneke to Xavier Dolan



Piano-Playing Gangster Drama Tops Prix César + Gay Love Story Tops BAFTAs

Romain Duris, Linh Dan Pham in The Beat That My Heart Skipped Jacques Audiard's curious but uninvolving psychological drama De battre, mon coeur s'est arrêté / The Beat That My Heart Skipped – a remake of James Toback's Fingers (1978) – won eight César awards, including best film, best director, […]


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Piano-Playing Gangster Drama Tops Prix César + Gay Love Story Tops BAFTAs