National Society of Film Critics

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Alfred Hitchcock's First Film Found

Silent movie from 1923 discovered in New Zealand vault

(Newser) - Here's a plot twist Alfred Hitchcock likely never envisioned: The earliest feature film he worked on has finally been discovered in the vaults of a New Zealand archive. A nitrate film expert found the long lost 1923 British movie White Shadow, which credits the then-24-year-old Hitchcock as writer, assistant... More »

There Will Be Blood Takes Top Honors

Grabs best picture, actor, director awards from US film critics

(Newser) - There Will Be Blood, a riveting movie about the greed and corruption of oil prospecting in America a century ago, captured several of the highest awards from the National Society of Film Critics yesterday. Director Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of a 1927 Upton Sinclair novel earned awards for best picture,... More »

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