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  1. 'The Awards Pundits' on 'The Big Short,' Oscar Narratives and Golden Globes Categories

    5:21 pm 11/14/2015

    Scott Feinberg and Stephen Galloway discuss the week's awards-related news and controversies.Read more

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  2. AFI Fest: Will Smith Describes His Preparation for 'Concussion' Film Role

    11:46 am 11/11/2015

    "There's such a high level of spirituality involved when Bennet [Omalu] is performing an autopsy," Smith said about researching alongside the film's subject. "Finding that connection to the dead, ... I got such a powerful sense that the human being is not their body."Read more

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  3. Oscars: 'Concussion' Confirms Will Smith as a Serious Best Actor Threat

    12:52 am 11/11/2015

    The former 'Fresh Prince' is poised to land a third best actor Oscar nom — which, like his prior two, would come for playing a real person.Read more

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  4. 'By the Sea' Premiere: Angelina Jolie Pitt on Making a Movie For Her Mother

    7:50 am 11/6/2015

    "I wanted to make a film that spoke to her." Read more

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  5. 'By the Sea': AFI Fest Review

    5:19 pm 11/5/2015

    In her latest effort behind the camera, Angelina Jolie Pitt also stars with husband Brad Pitt in the story of a married couple unraveling in a French resort town. Read more

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  6. AFI Fest Spotlights Dozens of Former Graduates

    6:00 am 11/5/2015

    This year's festival will serve as a homecoming for cinematographer Matyas Erdely, director Alison Bagnall and animation director Duke Johnson, who all graduated from the American Film Institute Conservatory and are returning to showcase their work this year.Read more

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  7. ‘Free in Deed’: AFI Fest Review

    10:25 pm 11/4/2015

    David Harewood plays a troubled faith healer in a Memphis-set drama based on true events.Read more

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  8. AFI Fest Adds Michael Caine, Ridley Scott to Featured Conversations

    1:30 pm 10/26/2015

    'Suffragette' director Sarah Gavron and screenwriter Abi Morgan will be participating in a conversation with director Patty West.Read more

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  9. AFI Fest: Saoirse Ronan, Jason Segel, Olivia Wilde Set for THR Indie Contenders Roundtable

    9:00 am 10/26/2015

    Ramin Bahrani, Blythe Danner, Tom McCarthy, Sarah Silverman and Lily Tomlin will also join THR's Scott Feinberg for a 90-minute conversation on Nov. 8.Read more

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  10. AFI Fest Adds 'Where to Invade Next,' 'The 33' as Centerpiece Screenings

    8:46 am 10/19/2015

    The film festival runs from Nov. 5 to 12.Read more

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