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Sasha Stone has been around the Oscar scene since 1999. Almost everything on this website is her fault.
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I don’t quite know what to make of this poll of the 16,000 or so DGA members in celebration of their 80th year. They pick some good movies, but is ...
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Nathaniel Rogers has sketched an outline for what the Best Actress race might look like. He has smartly divided up the field between veterans and the hottest of the moment. ...
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The news about Passengers coming out of CinemaCon made it sound like a comedy, maybe not aimed squarely at the Oscars. But some further digging indicates that it’s not a ...
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There has to be a reason why Telluride often calls the Best Picture winner. This trend, like all trends, is destined to be broken at some point. Every year we ...
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The new trailer for Girl on a Train is great, meeting all expectations for fans of the novel, at least so far. If you’ve not yet read it, I strongly ...
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Every so often a writer shines in our huddled little world of film coverage. That writer this week is Mark Harris, on the Oscar beat at Vulture this year. Harris ...
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Zootopia has already made a staggering amount of coin, with a domestic total at $297,849,421, and international box office at $2,147,483,647. The Disney zoo animation pic was released March 4, ...
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One thing that is astonishing about this year’s presidential race is what it tells us about ourselves, and specifically, what decades of conditioning by animated films, the music industry, the ...
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One thing I don’t get is why all the British accents? Well, here you go.
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There were no happy endings when the OJ verdict was read on October 3, 1995. There were no riots, as the media had been predicting. There was no coming home, ...
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Earlier today, Tim Robbins introduced Bernie Sanders at an event in Wisconsin, probably because the last two Bernie rallies have drawn scant crowds. Now they’re bringing out the celebrities who do ...
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The original film, The Beguiled, starred Clint Eastwood as a wounded confederate soldier during the Civil War who was taken in at a girls boarding school before worming his way ...
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After the smoke cleared from the 88th Academy Awards, many felt that though the entire broadcast was dedicated to undoing the damage done by the second straight year of all ...
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Right now the establishment wing of the GOP is wishing their party employed a preferential ballot like the Academy does for best picture… — Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) March 3, 2016 ...
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We had a small glitch with our forms early on – so if you think you scored 19, 20 or above and your name is not listed here, please send ...
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I don’t spend enough time thanking the many readers who have been coming here since the beginning. I occasionally still get emails from you thanking me for what I do, ...
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As we sift through the wreckage of the 88th annual Oscar race, it’s safe to say it was the most unpredictable race since 2000, when Gladiator, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon ...
attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Ah, Leonardo DiCaprio is a hero of mine. I love the man. I can’t help it. With Oscars, without Oscars — he is a talent like no other. His speech ...
Jennifer Flavin and Oscar-nominee Sylvester Stallone during the live ABC Telecast of The 88th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

There is just no way to really describe what it was like to have been invested in seeing Sly Stallone take the stage at the Oscars. It was the only ...
Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan at The 88th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

As a semi-drunken participant at the Oscars last night, I didn’t see much of the show. But here are some highlights, courtesy of the Academy. I’m just going to pretend ...

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