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Moneyball, Ides Chase the Zeitgeist

Mallory McDuff at the Huffington Post draws an interesting parallel between Moneyball, the Wall Street protests and the Republicans protesting President’s Obama’s call to have the very rich pay their fair share of taxes: The game of baseball, as depicted in “Moneyball” is about statistics; our current national pastime of ...

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New Pix of Michelle Williams as Monroe

Little by little we’re getting more of Williams done up like Monroe. It’s impossible to capture what Marilyn had. There was never anyone like her and there never will be anyone like her. She had so many things going on at once. She didn’t need the plastic surgery she got ...

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Spain chooses Pa Negre as its Oscar export

Thanks to our pal iggy for tipping us to Spain’s official Oscar submission, Pa Negre (Black Bread) which he summarizes thusly: a terrific (but not your typical) coming of age movie during Spanish Civil Post-War with an amazing female ensemble and dealing with sexual repression and homosexuality in times of ...

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Oscar Roundtable 2011 – Take One

  Welcome to our annual roundtable, third year running.  We pose some questions to some of the writers and bloggers we know for insight.  The participants this time are Inside Oscar‘s Damien Bona; The Oscar Warrior at Coming Soon; Edward Douglas;  Deadline‘s Pete Hammond; Grantland‘s Hollywood Perspectus columnist, Mark Harris; ...

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Foreign Language & Short Film Entries Due October 3

[press release] – Monday, October 3, is the deadline to submit entries in the Live Action Short Film, Animated Short Film and Foreign Language Film categories to be considered for the 84th Academy AwardsŽ. Complete entries must arrive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. ...

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Oscar Bits and Bites

‘No, she’s not. Superheroes live in a world of good and evil, and she’s far more complex than a superhero. She’s been compromised. She’s been subjugated. She’s been marginalised. She’s been swept into the gutter and she’s had a part in it. She dresses like trash because she’s someone who ...

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50/50 wins Aspen Filmfest 2011 Audience Favorite Award

Audience Favorite Feature 50/50 Directed by Jonathan Levine (USA, Summit Entertainment) Runner-up THE WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR Directed by Philippe Le Guay (France, Strand Releasing) Audience Favorite Documentary-shared BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER’S JOURNEY Directed by Constance Marks (USA, Submarine Deluxe) WILD HORSE, WILD RIDE Directed by Alexandra Dawson and ...

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Oscarwatch: For Your Consideration

Why does it seem like the beginning of October is already too late to push through an Oscar contender?  If you’re a big star in a big movie you’re already on the radar of those who write about Oscar buzz, a thing that increasingly has no there to it.  But ...

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