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Out of the Furnace

National Board of Review selects 'Her' as best picture

"Her," Spike Jonze's quirky love story about a lonely man and his warmhearted computer operating system, was named best picture of 2013 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Jonze also won best director. "Spike Jonze is one of the most talented and visionary filmmakers working today," said Annie Schulhof, NBR president, in a statement. "In 'Her, he explores the age-old themes of love and human connection in a completely fresh and innovative way." Lead actor went to Bruce Dern as an elderly man who believes he's won $1 million in a magazine sweepstakes in "Nebraska." Emma Thompson earned lead actress...