Photojournalist Danfung Dennis embedded with the U.S. Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan for the Academy Award-nominated documentary Hell And Back Again. The film tells the story of Sgt. Nathan Harris' transition to life North Carolina after being wounded in Afghanistan.
McKenzie, half of the New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, wrote five songs in the recent Muppetsmovie. "Man or Muppet" is nominated for Best Original Song at this year's Academy Awards. [extended cut]
Poland's official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film is director Agnieszka Holland's third film set during the Holocaust. Holland discusses characters with contradictions and why this story compelled her to revisit a subject she had decided not to return to.
The 2012 Academy Awards are fast approaching, but behind all the glitz and glamor of Hollywood there is furious lobbying going on for that golden statuette. Robert Siegel talks with Christy Grosz, the awards editor at Variety, about the ins and outs of Oscar campaigning.
In Liza Johnson's drama, Return, Linda Cardellini plays a vet who returns from her time overseas with no way to make sense of where she was and what it meant. Critic David Edelstein says the film's lack of a traditional story arc makes it seem even more real.
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