Will there be 9 or 8 or 7 or…? Fumbling Towards Best Picture in an Unpredictable Year
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Will there be 9 or 8 or 7 or…? Fumbling Towards Best Picture in an Unpredictable Year

In case you haven’t been studying at the Oscar race for Best Picture for the…

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Kathryn Bigelow calls Ava DuVernay’s Selma “Masterful”
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Kathryn Bigelow calls Ava DuVernay’s Selma “Masterful”

Kathryn Bigelow has seen Selma twice and did this Q&A with the director – DuVernay…

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(Big) Picture of the Day – The MPAA Responds to Sony Hack
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(Big) Picture of the Day – The MPAA Responds to Sony Hack

The feds have just announced that they believe North Korea is indeed responsible for the…

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Nine Films Advance in the Foreign Language Race
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Nine Films Advance in the Foreign Language Race

You know Mommy was way “too much” for the conservative voters.  Ida will win this…

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Best Picture and the Critics – It’s a Cliffhanger
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Best Picture and the Critics – It’s a Cliffhanger

One of the strangest aspects of 2014 is how so many films have been harpooned…

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What the Podcast Serial Can Teach us about American Storytelling
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What the Podcast Serial Can Teach us about American Storytelling

If you haven’t been listening to Serial, run don’t walk over to SerialPodcast and listen…

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BBC’s Tom Brook’s Top Ten
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BBC’s Tom Brook’s Top Ten

You can watch the full video with commentary here: 1. Grand Budapest Hotel 2. Boyhood…

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The Sorkin Emails and Sony Hack
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The Sorkin Emails and Sony Hack

I’m not going to write another think piece about The Interview. But you’ve heard the…

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Best Director: the DGA and Oscar Disconnect
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Best Director: the DGA and Oscar Disconnect

The State of the Race: Of Saviors and Psychopaths – the Extremes that Drove Best Picture this Year
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The State of the Race: Of Saviors and Psychopaths – the Extremes that Drove Best Picture this Year

Now that the critics have mostly laid out their own chosen films for the year,…

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Chicago Film Critics go with Boyhood
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Chicago Film Critics go with Boyhood

BEST PICTURE: Boyhood BEST DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater–Boyhood BEST ACTOR: Michael Keaton–Birdman BEST ACTRESS: Julianne Moore–Still…

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Houston Film Critics Announce Nominees
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Houston Film Critics Announce Nominees

Houston critics, as follows. Best Picture A Most Violent Year, A24 Films Birdman, Fox Searchlight…

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Mr. Turner Gets Some Love from the London Film Critics
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Mr. Turner Gets Some Love from the London Film Critics

Their nominations as follows: 35th LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE FILM AWARDS NOMINATIONS FILM OF THE YEAR…

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Toronto Film Critics
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Toronto Film Critics

BEST PICTURE “Boyhood” (Mongrel Media) Runners-up “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (Fox Searchlight) “Inherent Vice” (Warner…

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Can Jennifer Aniston or Rosamund Pike beat Julianne Moore?
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Can Jennifer Aniston or Rosamund Pike beat Julianne Moore?

I’ll start by saying no, I don’t think anyone can beat Julianne Moore for her…

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7 Features Advance for Makeup and Hair
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7 Features Advance for Makeup and Hair

The Oscar shortlist just released — kind of shocking to see no Into the Woods…

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St Louis Film Critics Go for Boyhood
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St Louis Film Critics Go for Boyhood

Best Film: “Boyhood” Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Birdman”) Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”) Best…

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Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones to Receive Cinema Vanguard Award at SBIFF
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Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones to Receive Cinema Vanguard Award at SBIFF

The two strong lead acting contenders will be feted in Santa Barbara in late January.…

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Critics Choice Preview and Predictions (bump)
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Critics Choice Preview and Predictions (bump)

This year’s race has kind of been all over the place. The big movies that…

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Kansas City Film Critics Pick Birdman, Rosamund Pike for Wins
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Kansas City Film Critics Pick Birdman, Rosamund Pike for Wins