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Brand New OscarWatch Podcast, Episode One

After far too many months away, Sasha and I have relaunched a weekly podcast all about the Oscars, both current and historical. Beyond our usual close-up view of the awards race here and abroad, in months ahead we'll try to step back for a…

Spirit Awards Contest

We'll be posting our predictions a bit later but wanted to give you a crack at the predictions contest. The winner received a $100 gift card to Amazon.com. var __machform_url =…

Great Gatsby to open Cannes Film Festival

Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby has been announced as this year's opening night gala in Cannes, but unless Warner Bros. delays the US premiere Gatsby's spotlight won't be a world premiere. (LATimes) The Cannes opening slot has been an…

Life of Pi and Brave top VES Awards

Life of Pi and Brave each win 4 awards at the 11th Annual VES Awards.   (thanks to Mikhail) Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture Life of Pi Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature…

Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska in Stoker

Nicole and Mia are the in the headline for eye-grabs. I was going to begin this intro by joking" "with Matthew Goode as Uncle Charlie" -- but then I see that's no joke. The nod to Shadow of a Doubt is none too subtle. I tingle to…

The House I Live In, trailer

An investigative look at America's war on drugs and its impact on the criminal justice system. Director Eugene Jarecki was Bill Maher's first guest on Real Time tonight with a message that's been obscured for decades: The so-called War…

First look at Nicole Kidman in Stoker

Directed by Park Chan-wook (Oldboy). Starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode. Opens March 1. After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother.…

Polanski to direct Venus in Fur — in French

When Venus in Fur was nominated for a Tony Award and won a slew of NY awards including a Tony for its star Nina Arianda, I filed it away with dozens of of other great stage productions that I figured I'd never have a chance to see. A…