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September 2011

Moneyball, Ides Chase the Zeitgeist

Mallory McDuff at the Huffington Post draws an interesting parallel between Moneyball, the Wall Street protests and the Republicans protesting President's Obama's call to have the very rich pay their fair share of taxes: The game of…

New Pix of Michelle Williams as Monroe

Little by little we're getting more of Williams done up like Monroe. It's impossible to capture what Marilyn had. There was never anyone like her and there never will be anyone like her. She had so many things going on at once. She didn't…

The State of the Race: Darkness and Light

When this year began with The Artist, and after I saw it at Cannes, my immediate thoughts about 2011 Oscar year to come was that we were done with the films that dwelled on the darker aspects of humanity, and that now we were ready for…

Spain chooses Pa Negre as its Oscar export

Thanks to our pal iggy for tipping us to Spain's official Oscar submission, Pa Negre (Black Bread) which he summarizes thusly: a terrific (but not your typical) coming of age movie during Spanish Civil Post-War with an amazing female…

Oscar Roundtable 2011 – Take One

Welcome to our annual roundtable, third year running.  We pose some questions to some of the writers and bloggers we know for insight.  The participants this time are Inside Oscar's Damien Bona; The Oscar Warrior at Coming Soon;…

Oscar Bits and Bites

'No, she's not. Superheroes live in a world of good and evil, and she's far more complex than a superhero. She's been compromised. She's been subjugated. She's been marginalised. She's been swept into the gutter and she's had a part in…

Oscarwatch: For Your Consideration

Why does it seem like the beginning of October is already too late to push through an Oscar contender?  If you're a big star in a big movie you're already on the radar of those who write about Oscar buzz, a thing that increasingly has no…