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Spirit Awards: What movies received the biggest boosts?

Netflix's child-soldier war drama "Beasts of No Nation," nominated Tuesday for five Film Independent Spirit Awards -- picture, director, lead and supporting actor and cinematography -- has been a pet cause of many academy members since it debuted last month on the streaming service.

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Leonardo DiCaprio's 'The Revenant' is a brutal test for awards voters

Early press coverage of "The Revenant" has focused on the grueling experience director Alejandro G. Inarritu and star Leonardo DiCaprio had shooting their frontier epic.

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Olivia Wilde and an upstart cinematographer seek to carry a new feminist mantle

To gain airtime for a difficult movie, it helps to have a friend who made "Taxi Driver.” On Monday night, in a small screening room below the Museum of Modern Art, Martin Scorsese stood up and told a group that included Chris Rock, Ellen Burstyn and Kathleen Turner that the recently released missing-child drama “Meadowland” was worth paying attention to.

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Todd Haynes' 'Carol' leads the Film Independent Spirit Award nominations with six

Todd Haynes' romantic period drama "Carol" dominated the Film Independent Spirit Award nominations announced Tuesday, earning six major nominations.

"Carol," based on a Patricia Highsmith story about a love affair that develops between two women in the 1950s, was nominated for feature, director, female lead for Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, screenplay and cinematography.

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'Mockingjay -- Part 2': Did Jennifer Lawrence simply outgrow the Katniss role?

There are plenty of potential reasons why "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2" failed to ignite the U.S. box office in the manner of past installments.

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