Tilda Swinton ponders a 'Snowpiercer' prequel and irresistible party invitations

Tilda Swinton ponders a 'Snowpiercer' prequel and irresistible party invitations

An amazing year for the cinema icon

Tilda Swinton is going to win a second Academy Award. Some way. Some how. It will happen. At some point, depending on who's in office, she will likely win a Kennedy Center Honor, too. She might even be knighted by the Queen. But that second Oscar is going to happen and probably because, like her first, she really won't be trying.

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'Boyhood,' 'Birdman,' Selma' highlight AFI's 11 best films of 2014

'Boyhood,' 'Birdman,' Selma' highlight AFI's 11 best films of 2014

Who missed the cut?

The American Film Institute released its annual best of the year film list and, for the first time, increased the number of honorees to 11.

Each film needed to be an "American" film -- one guesses that is determined by financing -- and while "The Imitation Game" was eligible due to financing "Theory of Everything" was not.

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James Franco, J-Lo and Ryan Reynolds bringing new films to 2015 Sundance Film Festival

James Franco, J-Lo and Ryan Reynolds bringing new films to 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Baumbach and Gerwig debuting 'Francis Ha' follow up

The Sundance Institute effectively filled out its slate for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival with the announcement of the always star-friendly premieres category. It's also where many former Sundance filmmakers bring their second, third and even fourth films back to the fest.

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 Reese Witherspoon and Cheryl Strayed revisit 'Wild' in the wild

Reese Witherspoon and Cheryl Strayed revisit 'Wild' in the wild

Strayed shares her most emotional moment on set

Watching your life flash before your eyes on the big screen can't be easy. It can be even more emotional if you're watching it in person on set. Cheryl Strayed can now join that select club.

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Contender Countdown: Is this the year we have fewer than 9 Best Picture nominees?

Contender Countdown: Is this the year we have fewer than 9 Best Picture nominees?

Too many indies are the big concern

A common question from those playing the awards season game the past few weeks has been: "Will this be the year we get fewer than nine Best Picture nominees?" It's not that anyone is rooting for fewer nominees (it's not in their business to), but with so many smaller films vying in the race many are assuming there won't be enough support for nine again. And yet, haven't we heard this before? Well, yes and no.

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Josh Brolin reveals how his 'Inherent Vice' character came to him at the last second

Josh Brolin reveals how his 'Inherent Vice' character came to him at the last second

He could be in the mix for a Best Supporting Actor nomination

Critics' year-end lists are beginning to trickle out and that's a good thing for a number of movies vying for your attention. One benefactor may just be Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice." The critically acclaimed film (which is almost un-categorizable) also hits Los Angeles and New York on Dec. 12. That might be just enough time to pump up the film's deserved awards season prospects.*

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Sundance 2015's NEXT slate features Kristen Wiig, John C. Reilly, Chris Abbott

Sundance 2015's NEXT slate features Kristen Wiig, John C. Reilly, Chris Abbott

Are any of these movies the next 'Obvious Child'?

How important is the Sundance Film Festival's NEXT program? The yearly slate of edgier fare has led to critically acclaimed art house hits such as "Obvious Child," "Listen Up Phillip" and "Sound of My Voice." It also has inspired the Los Angeles-based Sundance Next Festival, which just wrapped up its second edition this past August. So while it may not have the prestige of the U.S. dramatic competition, NEXT films are something any movie lover should pay attention to.

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New Michael Fassbender, Nicole Kidman films spark 2015 Sundance world dramatic slate

New Michael Fassbender, Nicole Kidman films spark 2015 Sundance world dramatic slate

Is the next 'Calvary' in this mix?

The Sundance Institute announced the first wave of selections for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and the world cinema dramatic competition features a number of familiar faces. Most notably, Michael Fassbender in "Slow West," Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving in "Strangerland" and Jack Reynor, Toni Collette and Will Poulter in "Glassland."

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'Z for Zachariah,' 'The Bronze' lead 2015 Sundance Film Festival U.S. dramatic slate

'Z for Zachariah,' 'The Bronze' lead 2015 Sundance Film Festival U.S. dramatic slate

New films featuring Jack Black, Kristen Wiig, Cobie Smulders and Nick Offerman on the way

The Sundance Film Institute announced the U.S. dramatic, world dramatic, U.S. documentary, world documentary and NEXT selections for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival today. The premier film festival in the United States, Sundance is coming off a banner 2014 edition that brought films earning year-end kudos such as "Whiplash," "Boyhood," "Dear White People," "Obvious Child" and "The Skeleton Twins" into the world. The 2015 slate just looks just as intriguing and, according to the festival, perhaps more emotional and challenging.

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Exclusive Clip: Fran Kranz and J.K. Simmons debate the 'Murder of a Cat'

Exclusive Clip: Fran Kranz and J.K. Simmons debate the 'Murder of a Cat'

Wouldn't you want to investigate the death of your best friend?

Anyone who knows me knows I love cats. Seriously. It may be why I'm still single. (Well, maybe just one reason).

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