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Brie Larson and Ben Kingsley up the pedigree of Daniel Radcliffe-led 'Brooklyn Bridge'

A drama surrounding New York City's suspension landmark sets off awards alarms.

Daniel Radcliffe will win an Oscar, eventually. He's driven, he's eclectic, he's riding Leonardo DiCaprio-esque blockbuster momentum that he's happy to cash in for provocative material, and, most importantly, he's good. And getting better. Holding his own against Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith and Ralph Fiennes for a decade certainly helped.

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Oscar-nominee Virginia Madsen is mad as hell when it comes to 'Network,' film, and culture

The 'Sideways' star digs through Academy Film Archive to unearth a personal favorite.

Actress Virginia Madsen worries that we aren't doing "Network" justice. "It's one of those great films that isn't seen enough, isn't talked about enough," she admits in the latest installment of "Let's Go to the Movies," the Academy's wish fulfillment video series. When invited to pluck a print from the Academy archive to take in on the big screen, Madsen went straight for Sidney Lumet's 1976 TV news satire, a remnant of a bygone era when movies were political, dangerous, and as prickly as their film grain.

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George Clooney to receive HFPA's Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes
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George Clooney to receive HFPA's Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes

The 'Monuments Men' director has been honored time and again by the group

George Clooney's latest film "The Monuments Men" may have turned out to be an awards season bust (I still quite liked what he tried to do with that picture), but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a place in the season. Courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, he'll need to dust off the tux and head to the Beverly Hilton for the Golden Globes in January because he's this year's recipient of the organization's Cecil B. DeMille Award.

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Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank are a western odd couple in new 'Homesman' trailer

The actor-turned-filmmaker's western rides in from Cannes

Becoming a man of "true grit" earned John Wayne his only Oscar back in 1970. Could the same broken heroism push Tommy Lee Jones into the Oscar conversation?

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Will David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' subvert expectations with a comedy edge?

Here's what the murder mystery has in common with National Lampoon.

David Fincher isn't a comedy director by trade, but his work has a wicked sense of humor. The violent psyches of "Fight Club," the plentiful frustration in "Zodiac" and Jesse Eisenberg's love him/hate him work as Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" were dramatic explorations tinged with comedy. Though the trailer for his latest, "Gone Girl," sets up a haunting thriller crafted with Fincher's meticulous style, recent comments from the director warn audiences to brace themselves: This could be his "funniest" movie yet.

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8 important awards season revelations after Venice, Telluride and Toronto

8 important awards season revelations after Venice, Telluride and Toronto

Someone's gonna get hurt in that Best Actor race

The race for Oscar is akin to a political campaign, and the first three Fall film festivals have made a significant impact on all the major races. Consider that Venice, Telluride and Toronto take place within three weeks of each other and you have a huge indicator of how the season will progress. With that in mind, here are eight major takeaways that are still buzzing in our heads as the Oscar race begins.

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Oscar-bound 'Imitation Game' wins Toronto's People's Choice Award
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Oscar-bound 'Imitation Game' wins Toronto's People's Choice Award

The prize has become an Oscar bellwether in recent years

After dominating a lot of the on-the-ground chatter at the Telluride Film Festival and then transitioning to the Toronto fest with a headwind, The Weinstein Company's Alan Turing biopic "The Imitation Game" has won Toronto's coveted People's Choice Award.

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Best and Worst of the Toronto Film Festival: 'Nightcrawler,' 'The Judge,' Julianne Moore

Best and Worst of the Toronto Film Festival: 'Nightcrawler,' 'The Judge,' Julianne Moore

How many movies did Adam Driver appear in again this year?

Another edition of the Toronto International Film Festival is effectively over and the powers that be have a lot to ponder before the planning for 2015 begins. Yes, there were famous faces such as Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum strutting their stuff on the venues' red carpets. Yes, the festival got extremely lucky with five buzzworthy world premieres ("Still Alice," "The Theory of Everything," "Nightcrawler," "Top Five" and, no joke, "Tusk"). Yes, they made some unexpected awards season noise with Julianne Moore and, in some people's eyes, Jennifer Aniston. And yes, they had a lot of fun with Bill Murray Day. But…

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Finally, a trailer for 'Serena' with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

Finally, a trailer for 'Serena' with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

The film will bow at the London fest next month

What else can you really say about Susanne Bier's "Serena?" We're still waiting. "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle" have come and gone (the latter having begun and ended production with "Serena" wrapped) and still the Depression Era drama has yet to come out and play. The cards will be on the table next month, though, as the film premieres at the London Film Festival ahead of an Oct. 24 UK bow. Will it be worth the wait?

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<p>McConaughey at the Emmys in August</p>

McConaughey at the Emmys in August

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Matthew McConaughey is looking moody in first 'Sea of Trees' image

Is that a head wound last year's Best Actor winner is sporting?

It may not yet have a release date here in the United States, but we're still getting our first look at the new Matthew McConaughey film, "Sea of Trees." Directed by Gus Van Sant, the upcoming movie also stars Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe.

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