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Everyone talked about last year being an extraordinarily strong year for film. Though I loved many of the films from last year I'd put 2014 up against 2013 any day. There were several magnificent small and independent releases and a few surprises from the studios as well. I'd like to give special commendation to THE LUNCHBOX and LOCKE as two extremely strong films who were primarily associated with 2013 that, because I can, are now in my list of Top 25 Films of 2014. This list has changed over the year, as it should, and movies have slid up and down, often after a second viewing. by Keith Simanton, Managing Editor, IMDb -
 
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Everyone talked about last year being an extraordinarily strong year for film. Though I loved many of the films from last year I'd put 2014 up against 2013 any day. There were several magnificent small and independent releases and a few surprises from the studios as well. This list has changed over the year, as it should, and movies have slid up and down, often after a second viewing. by Keith Simanton, Managing Editor, IMDb -
 
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A little past the midway point it's time to assess what has already been a very good year for small and independents releases (and a studio film or two). I saw two of the films, ELEANOR RIGBY and THE LUNCHBOX, last year at Toronto but they were not officially released until this year. When scores are tied I list them alphabetically. I won't pretend this list won't move and shift as I see new films and, particularly after I catch a film a 2nd or 3rd time. by Keith Simanton, Managing Editor, IMDb
 
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You can't do everything. As much as I'd love to partake of the incredible lineup that Fantastic Fest is dishing up, I can't. IF I were in Austin, however, here are the ten films I would make sure I'd catch. - Keith Simanton
 
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Critics' Week is a series of debut films "independently organized by a commission nominated by the Settimana Internazionale Della Critica (SNCC)"

In Competition - Out of Competition - Venice Classics - Orizzonti (Horizons) - Venice Days
 
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Venice describes "Classics" as a selection of restored classic films and documentaries on cinema.

In Competition - Out of Competition - Critics' Week - Venice Days - Orizzonti (Horizons)
 
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Venice describes Horizons as "An international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema"

Out of Competition - Venice Classics - In Competition - Critics' Week - Venice Days
 
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The following films have been selected to be In Competition for the Golden Lion, the top prize at the venerable festival.

Out of Competition - Venice Classics - Orrizonti (Horizons) - Critics' Week - Venice Days
 
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The 71st Venice Film Festival's lineup continues its tradition of debuting outstanding (or at least artistic and provocative) films in its role as the oldest and one of the most venerated festivals in the world. Alberto Barbera, the festival's director, and his staff have compiled another impressive lineup for 54 of the 55 films showing at Venice are world premieres, including the opening night film, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's BIRDMAN, starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. We're listing all of the films in our lists and in this section:

In Competition - Out of Competition - Venice Classics - Critics' Week - Venice Days - Orizzonti (Horizons)
 
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Cannes is the grand-daddy of the festivals, steeped in tradition and glamor. But there's also a thriving market here that travels well with the heightened sense of the dramatic that pervades the fest. It's international. It's controversial. It's Cannes.

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I have to admit that I'm a bit disappointed that some of the possibly eligible films (at least timing-wise) aren't part of the overall selection at Cannes this year, such as Burton's Big Eyes, P.T. Anderson's Inherent Vice, Innaritu's Birdman, and Vinterberg's Far From the Madding Crowd, to name a few, but there is a wealth of other films to choose from. Here are the ones that a) interest me the most and b) I hope play while I'm there.
 
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The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival lineup includes some Croisette regulars, such as Ken Loach, Jean-Luc Godard and David Cronenberg, but some new faces as well. A little under a third of the programmed features were directed by women, an assumed response to the stinging rebukes the programmers have received over the last several years, such as 2012 when, of the 22 films in competition, not a single one was directed by a woman. Cannes runs May 14th - 25th.
 
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Many critics are calling 2013 one of the best years for movies in the history of the medium. I think we're too close to it and frankly, in addition to unimpeachable years like 1939, I think any year from 1970 - 1976 could tick off just six films from its respective year and 2013 would put its hand down. Still, it's been a very good year for original films and filmmakers and 2013 can darken the theater with a smile. Here also are my 13 Great Movie Moments in 2013 - Keith Simanton, Managing Editor, IMDb
 
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*Caution: Spoilers Ahead!* There were many memorable moments in the films of 2013. Here are just a few that remained with me long after the credits rolled.
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Also: Keith Simanton's Top 25 Films in 2013
 
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Many critics are calling 2013 one of the best years for movies in the history of the medium. I think we're too close to it and frankly, in addition to unimpeachable years like 1939, I think any year from 1970 - 1976 could tick off just six films from its respective year and 2013 would put its hand down. Still, it's been a very good year for original films and filmmakers and 2013 can darken the theater with a smile. Here is an extended list of my Top 25 Films and my 13 Great Movie Moments in 2013 - Keith Simanton, Managing Editor, IMDb
 
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review by Keith Simanton - 8.9 out of 10 stars: Directed by Harmony Korine. Starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine, and Ashley Benson
 
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Here's a recap of some of those films and other events at the fest. well under way. Follow me on Twitter, IMDbKeith, for more active updates.
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ESCAPE PLAN: "I've been incarcerated and I can't get out!"
 
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review by Keith Simanton - 5.8 out of 10 stars: Directed by Bryan Singer. Starring Nicolas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, and Eleanor Tomlinson
 
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review by Keith Simanton - 7.7 out of 10 stars: Directed by Don Scardino. Starring Steve Carrell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey and Olivia Wilde
 
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review by Keith Simanton - 6.1 out of 10 stars: Directed by Chan-wook Park. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, and Nicole Kidman
 
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Whether they've already debuted at Venice, Telluride or Harvey Weinstein's movie grotto (face it, he must have one) these are the films that have to be seen at Toronto to consider your attendance a success. The tragedy is the screenings can sometimes be scheduled at the same time (don't ask us why) so sometimes seeing them all is not possible...but here's the list. One of the great things about Toronto, however, is the UN-Anticipated films, which are the surprises that often end up making the entire festival worthwhile. by Keith Simanton
 
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Toronto is about discovery. In the past films that needed a launching pad, such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, found their audience here. Genre fare has had the same such luck with titles like The Raid and You're Next cementing a theatrical run after positive debuts here. The following are some films that may not have topline stars or high concept ideas but could be wonderful movies. Somewhat along those lines don't forget to check out the films that do have the buzz coming into these 10 days of screenings.
 
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The Docs at Toronto typically rock and this looks like a typical year. "TIFF Docs world premieres include works by Penn & Teller, artist Chris Jordan, Jehane Noujaim, Alanis Obomsawin and Leanne Pooley; North American premieres by renowned directors Errol Morris, Frederick Wiseman, Marcel Ophüls and Claude Lanzmann"
Here's the other programming at the festival: TIFF Docs | Midnight Madness | World Cinema | Mavericks | Discovery | Masters | Vanguard
 
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The 38th Toronto Film Festival starts September 5th with director Bill Condon's The Fifth Estate the opening night film. Of the 16 Galas and 55 Special Presentations revealed, this first slate of films includes 40 world premieres. We've ranked the films with some of the most prominent and promising placed first but, with TIFF, there will always be surprises coming from unexpected places. Here's the other programming at the festival: TIFF Docs | Midnight Madness | World Cinema | Mavericks | Discovery | Masters | Vanguard
 
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The Vanguard programming "brings the best in genre and arthouse together for a cinematic odyssey that eludes conventional definition."
Here's the other programming at the festival: World & North American Premieres | TIFF Docs | Midnight Madness | World Cinema | Mavericks | Discovery | Masters | Vanguard
 
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The Discovery Programme, according to the festival has "28 first and second feature films made by outstanding filmmakers from Canada and around the world in the Discovery programme. The inspiring lineup includes daring works and represents diverse perspectives from Hong Kong, France, Israel, Australia, Uruguay, Italy, Singapore, Costa Rica and South Africa."
Here's the other programming at the festival: TIFF Docs | Midnight Madness | World Cinema | Mavericks | Discovery | Masters | Vanguard
 
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The Masters programming "highlights the work of the world’s most compelling cinematic creators. The programme features a diverse collection of new films including world premieres from Quebecois directors Robert Lepage and Pedro Pires and Finnish filmmaker Pirjo Honkasalo; and North American premieres by Jia Zhangke, Jafar Panahi, Kim Ki-duk, Edgar Rietz and Claire Denis."
Here's the other programming at the festival: TIFF Docs | Midnight Madness | World Cinema | Mavericks | Discovery | Masters | Vanguard
 
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Here's the other programming at the festival: TIFF Docs | Midnight Madness | World Cinema | Mavericks | Discovery | Masters | Vanguard
 
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TIFF's Mavericks programming combines screenings with "in-depth conversations with leaders in the film industry and beyond. Providing recollections, opinions and reactions, participating guests include filmmakers Spike Jonze, Ron Howard, Beeban Kidron, Chuck Workman, Madeline Anderson and Charlie Paul; actor Irrfan Khan; producer Harvey Weinstein; artist Ralph Steadman; Ken Taylor, former Canadian Ambassador to Iran; and Toronto Women & Film Festival founder, scholar and former TIFF programmer Kay Armatage." Here's the films that will be screening.
 
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I saw three extended clips of Brad Pitt/Marc Forster's World War Z at CinemaCon and my nerves were still jangling an hour later. It looked so good it got me thinking about the best zombie movies ever. Apologies for films I've not been able to catch yet like Cockneys vs. Zombies or Re-Kill (and I've heard good things about both) and I did not include films such as say, The Evil Dead, From Beyond, Reanimator, and a slew of others, that technically have the dead returning to life. No "The Walking Dead" either as it's a movie list.
 
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Follow Managing Editor Keith Simanton on Twitter for more Fest updates: IMDbKeith. The 66th annual Cannes Film Festival starts May 15th and runs through the 26th. Most people, even the hardiest of festivals goers and critics, will only see under a dozen of the films available in those eleven days. Cannes is, and isn't, about the films. Cannes is about the idea of films. Cannes is about the people, the artists, who make the films. Cannes is about the history of films and Cannes is about the future of films. The festival isn't really about the films showing that year at all. Still, artistic director Thierry Fremaux and his programmers have made sure there's an impressive lineup this year
 
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Director Steven Spielberg has to select one film for the Palme d'Or from an impressive array of directors including Roman Polanski, Steven Soderbergh and Ethan and Joel Coen. Fortunately, Spielberg has an all-star group to help him make his selection including Vidya Balan, Naomi Kawase, Nicole Kidman, Lynne Ramsay, Daniel Auteuil, Ang Lee, Cristian Mungiu, and Christoph Waltz.
 
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The 66th Cannes film festival gets underway on May 15th and it appears that director Steven Spielberg, who heads the jury, will have a tougher year than his predecessor, Nanni Moretti, did. Here are the films that I'm most eagerly anticipating, though, the way the festival goes, it's unlikely I'll get to see them all. There are a number of prominent and impressive directors on the jury, including Lynne Ramsay, Ang Lee and Cristian Mungiu--heck, even one of the "actors" on the jury, Daniel Auteuil, has directed a film (The Well Digger's Daughter)--so the best bet would be the film with the strongest, clearest vision and most cinematic approach to win the Palme d'Or. -- by Keith Simanton
 
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The Directors' Fortnight (“Quinzaine des Realisateurs”) is a selection of films and filmmakers, sponsored by the French Directors Guild, that was established in the wake of a firing.

In May of 1968 the dismissal of the corpulent genius, Henri Langlois, the lion of the French Cinematheque, sparked protests lead by the likes of of protests by Francois Truffaut, Jean Luc Godard and other French New Wave directors. The protests led to riots in the streets and, as the French are wont to do, decided to commemorate the event the next year. The Fortnight “after seeks to aid filmmakers and contribute to their discovery by the critics and audiences alike.”

This year the 45th Fortnight will screen 21 feature films, many from first-time filmmakers, including 16 world premieres. Though the Fortnight is non-competitive the first-time films are eligible for the Camera d’Or prize.
 
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Can the Cannes Film Festival top itself? It's set itself up for quite a challenge. Last year had incredible films like Tree of Life, Melancholia, Drive and The Artist. It had drama as director Lars von Trier made himself a persona non grata by dragging out a very bad joke (and revealing a lot about his uncouth self). It had stars from Johnny Depp to Brad Pitt. This year the films don't have the same surface allure but there is a lot of promise in the programming.
 
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Yes, I know it's sacrilege to leave Major League off of a top ten baseball movie list. But I think that film dies in the infield. The following list includes triples and home-runs. Here's also our users' highest rated baseball films and our list of baseball movies with the most votes- by Keith Simanton
 
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review by Keith Simanton - 6.1 out of 10 stars: Directed by John M. Chu. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jonathan Pryce, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, and D.J. Cotrona
 
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review by Keith Simanton - 7.6 out of 10 stars: Directed by Brad Anderson. Starring Halle Berry, Abagail Breslin, Michael Ecklund, and Michael Imperioli
 
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review by Keith Simanton - 6.5 out of 10 stars: Directed by Sam Raimi. Starring James Franco, Mia Kunis, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz
 
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A Good Day to Die Hard review by Keith Simanton: 4.8 out of 10 stars: Directed by John Moore. Starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Yuliya Snigir,a bunch of Eastern Bloc actors and a bunch of Eastern Bloc cars.
 
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Safe Haven review by Keith Simanton: 7.2 out of 10 stars: Directed by Lasse Hallström. Starring Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, and Cobie Smulders
 
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Identity Thief review by Keith Simanton: 4.3 out of 10 stars: Directed by Seth Gordon. Starring
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Side Effects review by Keith Simanton: 8.4 out of 10 stars: Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring
Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, and Catherine Zeta-Jones
 
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Warm Bodies review by Keith Simanton: 7.8 out of 10 stars: Directed by Jonathan Levine. Starring Nicolas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, and Rob Corddry
 
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Bullet to the Head review by Keith Simanton: 4 out of 10 stars: Directed by Walter Hill. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, and Sarah Shahi
 
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Gangster Squad review by Keith Simanton: 4 out of 10 stars: Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, and Emma Stone
 
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It's not easy figuring out which films to see at Sundance. You don't really know anything about them and often have to rely on the past performance of key players. That's why the upcoming movies by directors Drake Doremus, Michael Winterbottom and Lynn Shelton, just for starters, look so appealing. You also look for strong ensembles made up of quality actors who often gravitate to quality roles, like Peter Sarsgaard's participation in Lovelace or Ben Foster in Kill Your Darlings. Here's a short of list of some of the big names and possible finds at the Fest. - Keith Simanton
 
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Here's the nearly complete list of feature films at Sundance showing from 1/17-27 in 2013. We've kept the list alphabetized and in their respective categories. Any title that intrigues you can be added to your Watchlist.
 
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2012 was a year of surprises in movies. From first-time feature director Benh Zeitlin to Ben Affleck great films sprang from unexpected avenues. Find even more lists and features in the 2012 Year in Review section.
 
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Here are some of my favorite unrecognized performances or singular scenes or moments of the year. Keith Simanton, Managing Editor
 
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Jack Reacher review by Keith Simanton: 7 out of 10 stars: Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, and Richard Jenkins
 
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Every year the Library of Congress selects films to be added to the National Film Registry. Films on the registry are, under the National Film Preservation Act, to be preserved for future generations. 25 films join the now 600 titles on the Registry. To be eligible a film must be at least 10 years old and "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant.
 
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Academy Award winner Adrien Brody has most recently been seen in director Tony Kaye's Detachment and is filming
 
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Paris Barclay Executive Producer and Principal Director of "Sons of Anarchy", took the time to get us his top 10 for 2012, in alphabetical order:
 
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I’m majoring in the French movies. Top four our French-ish. To be honest I prefer relationship pieces to movies about hardware. And in many cases this year, the documentaries were better than the featurefilms
 
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What are the top films to be X-Rayed in 2012? They range from Tony Stark's second outing to a chameleon and his wind-up fish. With IMDb X-Ray finding out 'Who’s that celebrity?' or 'What else have they been in?' has never been easier and it's only available on Amazon.com’s Kindle Fire HD.
 
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Writer/director Lynn Shelton has been extremely busy. Her excellent film Your Sister's Sister's, which was released in July, received a warm critical reception and she's been directing episodes of "Ben and Kate" and "New Girl" so she can be forgiven when she says: "I wish I'd seen more films because I'm sure I'm missing some excellent ones.. more docs, more indies.. oh well."
 
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You can't see everything at Sundance. Heck, some days it's difficult to see anything at Sundance. Repeating this to yourself can help you assuage the guilt and lessen the anxiety when you hear from others about the hot films, the "must sees." Of the impressive collection this year here are the films that I saw and loved, or at least liked.

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This is an ever-evolving list so be aware that it will change as new films are screened, like the much-buzzed Lincoln, Life of Pi and Les Miserables.
 
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Deep sadness in the wake of the Colorado tragedy. My sympathies to the friends and families of those killed & injured.
The Dark Knight Rises review by Keith Simanton: 8 out of 10 stars (originally 10 out of 10): Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, and Gary Oldman
 
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It's already been a year of compelling lead, male performances and that's likely to continue through December so don't be surprised if this list changes over time. It's always tough, in these circumstances, deciding who is the lead actor or how they'll be put forward to the Academy by the studios (is Philip Seymour Hoffman a co-lead or a co-star in The Master?). Nevertheless, here's a good start. You can also see a list of my predictions, starting with Best Picture, as well as other journalists' picks here at Gold Derby. - by Keith Simanton
 
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Here's one sure thing you can say about the horror films of 2012; they were much better than the horror films of 2011. Last year had the lamentable Fright Night and The Thing reboots (which subsequently were booted by fans and critics alike) as well as highly anticipated disappointments like Apollo 18. 2012 fared much better and here's a list of the five best. by Keith Simanton
 
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From our founder, Col Needham: "Provide your favorite "watching movie" defined as any movie or show where one character is watching / following / spying on any other so including spy films, private detectives and so on.

To help build your own list this advanced search may help or try other similar keywords around watching or spying. Clearly Hitchcock has some watching issues given a sub-plot of Vertigo, a scene in Psycho and several other watching-them-watching-you-watching-them scenarios in his movies
 
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Unlike last year, which had an embarrassment of riches in the Best Actress and Best Supporting roles, this year is very much restricted to a few, commanding performances. We haven't seen everything yet, however, so don't be surprised if this list changes over time. It's always tough, in these circumstances, deciding who is the lead actor or how they'll be put forward to the Academy by the studios (I had to convince the good folks at Gold Derby that Helen Hunt was a lead in The Sessions). You can also see a list of my predictions, starting with Best Picture, as well as other journalists' picks here at Gold Derby. by Keith Simanton
 
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TIFF boasts 146 world premieres from 72 countries with a total of 289 feature films in all. Don't even get us started on the shorts (83 of them and they're not included in the list below). The fest has wisely opted to go for quality not, by necessity, Canadian films (though there are obviously quality Canadian films by the batches) starting with the opening night film, Looper, which is getting great buzz.
 
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Olympic athletes may shine in sporting events but, more often than not, they rarely get the gold when they appear on the big and small screen. Here's 10 past champions who met with mixed success outside of the Olympic rings. -- by Keith Simanton
 
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Perspective is everything. Come September who cares if you have are a bronze god/goddess or have read three tawdry beach tomes? Did you see the following films because they're the MUST see films. -- by Keith Simanton
 
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No one was declared a persona non grata (as Lars von Trier was last year) nor did a volcano nearly prevent most of the guests from arriving (as happened two years ago) but Cannes still provided drama and, most of all, interesting films. Here are some of my favorites but, please note, I didn't get to see a few of the most lauded like Rust and Bone, Holy Motors and Beyond the Hills so their omission is evidence of nothing more than a very busy schedule. by Keith Simanton
 
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We had an opportunity to visit The Avengers set last year in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Here are some tidbits we picked up from the impressive production. - Keith Simanton
 
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Seems that interest in The Hunger Games hasn't been restricted to just the ladies. Young men are also excited to see the first in the new Lionsgate series, which bodes well for the studio. It also means that there's an increased chance that the ticket line will take the place of the gym, the bar and the supermarket as a place for people to hook up and that desperate males might try their best with some of these "Hunger"-themed pickup lines.
 
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Anecdotes from the red carpet and press room at the 2012 Oscars.
 
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There are over 110 feature films at Sundance this year so, given that you can only see three to four a day, a lot of films tend to get missed. Here's ten I'm going to make a serious attempt to catch during the fest. - Keith Simanton
 
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Critics get to see the bad as well as the good. As a service to the public here were the ten moments in cinema in 2011 that were ludicrous, incongruous, and sometimes foul. Avoid them if you can. - by Keith Simanton
 
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Managing Editor Keith Simanton's list of the top ten films of 2011. "For all the claims that Hollywood has run out of ideas and that movies are only about packaging I'd counter with the top ten films of this year," Simanton says. "Just outside of my top ten are The Adventures of Tintin (#11), Margin Call (#12), Midnight in Paris (#13) and Hugo (#14). PS: There are a handful of films I haven't seen yet, like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
 
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A compilation reel of 10 of my favorite movie moments from 2011. - Keith Simanton, Managing Editor
 
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Real Steel: 8 out of 10 stars: Directed by Shawn Levy. Starring Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, and Evangeline Lilly
 
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Some of the most anticipated movies of this holiday season follow, from films I've seen (and you'll want to) to films that I'm waiting for anxiously. - by Keith Simanton, Managing Editor, IMDb
 
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If you love scary movies but dislike gore (but can handle a little if it's in the context of the film) here are some very well-made films in the genre that have flown just under the radar, either commercially or critically. For some surprises this Halloween try some of these unnerving recent flicks.
 
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One minute you're a hale and healthy villain, about to rule the universe or at least get a sequel, and the next you're decaying right in front of your own eyes until you're nothing but bones and dust. We're sure we've forgotten some great decay-to-a-corpse scenes so please add them in the comments and beware, spoilers abound!
 
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Super 8: 6 out of 10 stars: Directed by J.J. Abrams. Starring Joel Courtney, Kyle Chandler, and Elle Fanning
 
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Larry Crowne: 3 out of 10 stars: Directed by Tom Hanks. Starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw
 
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Cars 2: 5 out of 10 stars: Directed by John Lasseter and Brad Lewis. Starring the voices of Larry the Cable Guy, Owen Wilson, and Michael Caine
 
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4 out of 10 stars: Directed by Ron Howard. Starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James,Jennifer Connelly, and Winona Ryder
 
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Director Monte Hellman, who created such classics of '60s and '70s cinema as The Shooting and Two-Lane Blacktop, and whose new film, Road to Nowhere, is in theaters, provided us with his top 11 films (though not in order).
 
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My favorite films from the Cannes 2011 Film Festival. Please note I did not get an opportunity to see several of the most-buzzed about films including We Need to Talk About Kevin, Sleeping Beauty, Melancholia and Drive (the latter two were much later in the festival week)
 
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A taste of the trip to Park City and its environs.
 
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Whether good or bad filmmakers get immediate feedback when they screen films in Sundance. Here's some memories of past screenings.
 
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This list, not ranked, collects some of the most welcome newcomers to the screen.
 
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7 out of 10 stars: Directed by Dominic Sena. Starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman,Claire Foy, and Robert Sheehan
 
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I'm the managing editor of IMDb and I'm usually *not* saying this in December but, 2010 has been a great year for movies. As you would expect I wish I could have a top 20 and several films were on the cusp of my top 10 for me including The Town, The Fighter and The Trip.
 
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I've had the privilege of being the managing editor at IMDb for the last ten years. Here are my 20+ films of the last 20 years.
 
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The IMDb Editors' Top Actresses list is based upon the overall importance and impact these women have had on the last two decades of film. Note that "Top" does not mean "Best" and we realize there are some painful omissions here but, after much wrangling, we came up with the following rankings.
 
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Okay, okay, the best films I happened to see at Toronto