All posts by "Sasha Stone"

Sasha Stone has been around the Oscar scene since 1999. Almost everything on this website is her fault.
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It’s interesting that this year’s SAG awards showed that the nominating committee, those 2,000 randomly chosen voters, definitely chose to go outside the reach of film critics when they picked ...

You know the rules by now. Please leave three choices. Anyone who picks a really really off the radar choice and it comes true tomorrow gets a prize along with ...
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Mark Watney died once before. He was hit with debris during a storm on Mars that knocked him out leading his crew to abandoned him and leave his corpse lying ...
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Well, now that we’ve all been traumatized – in good ways, bad ways and ugly ways by this morning’s SAG nominations – it’s time to clean ourselves up and get back ...
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You know, it’s always a good thing when the Oscar punditry world is shaken up a bit to be reminded of what the industry is really like. It happens sometimes. ...
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Best Performance by a Cast Ensemble in a Motion Picture Beasts of No Nation The Big Short Spotlight Straight Outta Compton Trumbo Best Performance by a Male Actor in a ...

Okay, you know the rules. Only up to three and make them GOOD. By making them GOOD you have to make them BAD! Three things that are outside the norm ...
(Left to right)  Rachel McAdams as Sacha Pfeiffer, Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes and Brian d’Arcy James as Matt Carroll  in SPOTLIGHT.
 
Photo credit:  Kerry Hayes / Distributor:  Open Road Films

The SAG ensemble award is going to be an interesting thing to watch, especially the day before the Globe nominations. The thing that’s easy to forget about both is that ...
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Star Wars is coming back. In just a few days, the first impressions of the “JJ Abrams reboot” will trickle out onto Twitter. It’s all anyone can talk about online, ...
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For the first time in a long time, the Oscar race is without any clear focus in any direction. If you went by the critics alone, your best bet for ...
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2015 has been one of the best years for ensemble acting in recent memory. From the smallest independent films like Tangerine on up to the biggest studio films like Bridge ...
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For the first time in a long while I actually really like these nominations. You can see by their Top Ten that there isn’t a dog in the bunch in ...
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Gregory Ellwood calls Look of Silence the “Oscar frontrunner,” but I’m not so sure about that. The Oscar doc branch is a strange and unpredictable bunch. The last Joshua Oppenheimer ...
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Has it really been 17 years? Maybe 16. I have lost count. Either way, smarty pants who are still around on a Saturday night, here is your big chance to ...
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Mad Max is surprising everyone by taking the lead, at least so far, in the critics race. I’m going to blame second level chaos theory for this because no one ...
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Double nomination for Alicia Vikander, a nice pop for Sicario in Best Picture. Alex Garland nominated for Best Director is pretty cool. Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer also get nods. ...
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Tomorrow, the Los Angeles Film Critics, and the New York Film Critics Online, will announce their winners. I thought it might be fun to find out who they are. They ...
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Thanks to Marshall for sending these “herding cats” nominations. The New York Film Critics are a handful of people who mostly aren’t real film critics, except a few names here ...
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“Done so many evil things in the name of love, it’s a crying shame I never did see no fire that could put out a flame. Pull your hat down, ...
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BEST PICTURE: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD BEST DIRECTOR: George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD BEST ACTOR: Michael B. Jordan, CREED BEST ACTRESS: Saoirse Ronan, BROOKLYN BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Sylvester Stallone, ...

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