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January 2012

Hugo and the Continuum

Guest essay by Michael in Florida Right after the first dreadful Hugo trailer premiered in July, I conjectured that Hugo was Martin Scorsese's Schindler's List, i.e., a film outside the director's comfort zone. After seeing the film…

Vulture: “Great Oscar Farce”

Gavin Polone describes himself as an "agent turned manager turned producer." Today for NYMag's Vulture he turns into Oscar analyst. His prognosis is Cinematic Psychosis as the Academy increasingly loses touch with reality. As a kid I…

Hugo leads 2012 Oscar Nominations with 11

Best Picture "The Artist" Thomas Langmann, Producer "The Descendants" Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" Scott Rudin, Producer "The Help" Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and…

Oscar Goes Digital

The Academy just sent out the following press release. I will snap any of the digital billboards I see. Many of the films they plan to highlight are those that didn't win Best Picture. OSCARS® "CELEBRATE THE MOVIES" WITH…

A Quick Look at Box Office

As we head into the Producers Guild tomorrow, it's a good time to look at how our contenders, or those we think will be contenders, or might be contenders, or who could be contenders are faring in this Oscar season. The Girl with the…

MPSE Sound Editors Nominees

The 2012 Golden Reel Award nominees in the categories Feature Films, Television and Others are as follows: FEATURE FILMS CATEGORY BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN A FEATURE FILM Drive Fast Five The Girl with the…

Iowa Film Critics Awards

Significant insofar as the heartland hearts The Descendants Best Picture: The Descendants Best Director: Alexander Payne (The Descendants) Best Actor: Brad Pitt (Moneyball) Best Actress: Viola Davis (The Help) Best Supporting Actor:…

Best Picture: Will it be 5? 6? 7? 8? 9? 10?

One of the biggest surprises this year is what number Best Picture will land on. There seem to be eight very strong films heading into the race: The Artist The Descendants Hugo Midnight in Paris The Help Moneyball The Girl with the…