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Sasha Stone has been around the Oscar scene since 1999. Almost everything on this website is her fault.
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The Second Mother is easily one of the best films I’ve seen this year. It’s deeply satisfyingly to see a story so deceptively simple unfold with such thoughtful and thought ...
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt star in By the Sea and it will open the AFI Fest, Tim Gray reports. Written and directed by Angelina Jolie, the film is about ...
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Last year, Anne Thompson at Thompson on Hollywood @Indiewire did an interesting thing. She decided to only make predictions about films she had seen as opposed to what 99% of ...
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Maggie Smith helms what will likely do pretty good business in limited release, The Lady in the Van. Maggie Smith played the character in the original 1999 production. It “tells ...
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I’m not one of those people who thinks it’s a good idea to jump on everything people say. Outrage culture is a drag, most will agree. Political correctness threatens to ...
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Kyle Buchanan in his must-not-miss Oscar column asks whether Fury Road has the stuff it takes to go all the way, or at least to warrant nominations in the big ...
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I am not sure I succeeded, ultimately, in convincing Devin Faraci and Amy Nicholson that Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker is worthy of entering their canon of the greatest films ...
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The thing over at Gold Derby is to make predicting a game so why not put your predictions out front before anyone has seen anything and/or Telluride has hit. Premature ...
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Marya E. Gates was frustrated, as we women often are, about some list that came out – I don’t even remember what it was – oh right, the BBC’s ludicrous ...
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Ryan, Craig and I discuss the 6th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Will Rogers and held in March of 1933. It was the longest span of time between Oscar ceremonies ...
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So much of the time now reviews of new films are written by people who don’t have a strong grasp of film history or, I’d wager to guess, enough life ...
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This looks pretty great all the way around, I have to admit. Someone seems to have finally put Matt Damon’s sense of humor to good use. Can it possibly be ...
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Jeff Wells floated an interesting theory over at Hollywood-Elsewhere about how Best Actress might be Jennifer Lawrence’s to lose if certain factors fall into place. The thing holding her back ...
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The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 20, 2015. Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right will be the Closing Night. The rest of the lineup include a few to ...
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    Anticipation is building for a David O. Russell film starring Jennifer Lawrence. She’s not a supporting character this time around but the lead.  Co-stars include Robert De Niro, Bradley ...
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Finding Dorie gets a new still and some casting news, as follows: The Good Dinosaur   Riley’s First Date, the short film made its World Film Premiere and will be included as ...
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This year’s Best Actress race has so far been mostly dominated by performances already seen at Cannes and Sundance. At the top of that list would be Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn, ...
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I caught up with Pawn Sacrifice a week or so ago but needed time to ruminate on the film before writing about it. I am a bit of a chess ...
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The New York Film Fest looks a lot like the Cannes lineup with several repeats that were well received there, like The Lobster, Carol and The Assassin. Steve Jobs, Bridge ...
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The Year of the Man marches on with Bradley Cooper in Burnt. Oh look, there’s Emma Thompson propping him up – and look, there’s Siena Miller helping him out. I ...

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