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Coen brothers to head Cannes festival jury

PARIS: The Coen brothers, award-winning American directors of hits like “Fargo” and “The Big Lebowski,” will jointly head the jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first pair to chair



Moore to help design Oscar green room

LOS ANGELES: Julianne Moore isn’t just the leading nominee for best actress at this year’s Oscars, she’s also helping design the backstage green room.







Boyhood bolstered for Oscars at London Critics’ Circle awards

LONDON: Coming of age film “Boyhood” scooped three prizes at the London Critics’ Circle awards on Sunday, bolstering the real-time drama, nominated for six Academy Awards at next month’s Oscars.



‘American Sniper’ blasts competition at box office

LOS ANGELES: Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” blasted into first place with a massive $90.2 million take, blowing away the competition at the American box office, industry estimates said Sunday.



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