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June 3, 2013

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First Look at Michael Keaton in Birdman

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  Thanks to Jon for the heads up, a first look over at Slashfilm at Michael Keaton starring in Alejando González Iñárritu’s Birdman. The pic is a meta take on the actor who once played Birdman and is now hoping to revive the character on Broadway. In these pics, he’s being followed by his fictional masked character. This is one of the first films to really address head-on the last two…

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Oscarwatch: Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in Jason Reitman’s Day

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I was remiss in the first two Oscar columns of the year in that I neglected to mention Kate Winslet (for Best Actress), Josh Brolin (Best Actor) and perhaps Best Picture and Director.  Now we must add Winslet’s name to the growing list of potential powerhouse performances in what is shaping to be a hell of a year in the Best Actress category.  Josh Brolin, too, should have a clear…

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Early Prospects for Best Actress

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The race for Best Actress has not yet gotten started but looking over the year’s slate, finding five nominees should be easier than it’s been in a while. It already looks like a competitive season, with most of the big performances yet to be seen.  Already, Rooney Mara in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Julie Delpy in Before Midnight and Berenice Bejo in The Past have made an impression, but the…