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New York Film Critics Predix

We will comb through the No Guts, No Glory from the LAFCA soon but until then, and before the Globes smackdown, here are some predictions for the NYFCC. Ryan Adams, Brad Brevet of Rope of Silicon, Damien Bona, author of Inside Oscar and…

LAFCA Predictions

These are going to unfold in the coming days so here is a quick rundown of how a few of us think it will go.¬† Those queried included our very own Ryan Adams, Brad Brevet of Rope of Silicon, Damien Bona, author of Inside Oscar and Inside…

Whatfca?

Here is a rundown for the names of the various critics' groups that have been shortened without explanation over the years: ACE - Ace Eddie, Editors Guild ADG - Art Design Guild AFI - American Film Institute (also Australian Film…

The Performance of the Year

It's been a season of bravura performances, starting early in the year with Heath Ledger, Penelope Cruz, Richard Jenkins, Melissa Leo, Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt and Angelina Jolie and finishing with Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio,…

LAFCA Preview

The Los Angeles Film Critics will get together on Tuesday, the 9th, to vote on and choose the best picture of the year. Last year it was There Will Be Blood at a time when No Country was burning down the house. This year? It's a toss up…

About Those NBR’s

What the NBR is good for: sussing out how the Best Picture race might take shape. Making a non-prominent contender suddenly prominent, like Josh Brolin in Milk for the WIN. They are good for solidifying an already held belief, like Penelope…

The State of the Race: Flying Blind

We're putting the cart before the horse For the first time as far back as I can remember most of the films being bandied about for the Big Oscar Five have not reviewed by the critics nor put to the test with the public. While box…

National Board of Review Stat-o-Rama

As promised, here is the annual comparison of just what the NBR has meant to Oscar over the past few years. First off, the winner of the NBR's Best Pic has gone on to be nominated every year for the past eight years.¬† You have to go back…

The Bagger Returns

Carr is a writer before he is anything else and thus, when he dips into Oscar season, it's somehow more of everything than the usual jibber jabber - his world view, born out of a life's worth of the good, the bad and the ugly has somehow…

Award Season Countdown

Tom O'Neil alerts us to the news that the NBR is fast approaching. November will be no calm before the storm as that is, nowadays, the hottest month to campaign for Oscar. Hopefully there will be no hanging chads to hang things up and the…

The Polanski Ending Non-Story

Kim Masters reported recently that there was some controversy surrounding the ending of Polanski: Wanted and Desired that caused a shake though not a stir. The film, which will be released in theaters July 11th (even though it already…

Polanski Does Not Disappoint

Polanski: Wanted and Desired is a rich and intriguing experience, from the archival footage of the post-Manson murders Polanski as well as images and interviews recalling the trial itself. The film doesn't take sides so much as present…

Polanski Doc Tonight on HBO

It's finally here. Into the doldrums of pre-summer comes a white hot Oscar prospect. Polanski: Wanted and Desired (which really did have an ever-so-brief qualifying run in theaters) airs on HBO starting this evening. The Los Angeles…

NOT Coming to the Oscar Doc Category Near You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGCxbhGaVfE I think that the right wingers have decided that if liberal propaganda can be put forth as "the truth," why by god, so can right wing, and/or religious propaganda be put forth as well. HE…