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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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Canada has chosen Xavier Dolan’s Mommy as their official submission to the foreign language Oscar competition.  With so much to despair about the lack of inspiration in filmmaking, Dolan bursts ...
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A new teaser for JC Chandor’s A Most Violent Year has just been sent out. Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain star.  The movie, judging from the trailer, looks top notch, in ...
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Update: added to the documentary category. This is where I see the Oscar race right now, before the New York Film fest and before the Big Oscar Movies begin to ...
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There isn’t a lot of noise out there on the upcoming third collaboration with David Fincher and Reznor/Ross, the composers who won the Oscar for The Social Network. Their second ...
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On January 11, 2015 George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, Variety reports.  Clooney has won the Globe three times, including for 2012’s Best ...
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Although the films that have won Best Picture out of Toronto after winning the People’s Choice award played first to critical acclaim at the Telluride film festival it is no ...
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So far: Your Grolsch People’s Choice Award for 2014 goes to THE IMITATION GAME #TIFF14 Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award goes to BEATS OF THE ANTONOV The Grolsch People’s Choice ...
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Tommy Lee Jones’ bleak expression of our land rape out west is one of the best films of 2014. No, it doesn’t fit into any category, particularly, and it didn’t ...
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The Best Picture lineup of 2014 has one more pit stop before it reveals itself. That moment has, for the past ten years, felt obvious. Like George Bailey with hopes ...
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Entertainment Weekly has released some footage from the New York Film Festival with clips from films like Gone Girl, Inherent Vice, Birdman and others. In the meantime, Cigarettes & Red ...

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As a result of all this, two important things happened. First, Ukraine became a country in a meaningful way. In the 23 years since it became independent from the USSR, ...
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When it was announced that Maps to the Stars was not going to get the preliminary distribution to make it into this year’s Oscar race, but that it was going ...

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State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf played down the notion that there are as many as 100,000 Russian troops now bordering Ukraine, as Olexander Motsyk, the Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S., ...
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Plot summary from IMDb: Based on the True story of Journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid 1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA’s past role in importing ...
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The Toronto Film Fest is a few days in and so far there isn’t a lot to scream about, Oscar-wise.  What does pop this year (and every year) are the ...
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The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg just put it this way, “The eventual best picture Oscar winner has played at the Toronto International Film Festival in each of the last seven ...
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The plot: A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots. But she ends up as a new guard at ...
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In a survey of roughly 1,000 readers, Reese Witherspoon’s Wild topped the list of most highly anticipated of the Toronto lineup. Fandango readers give a good indication of what movies ...
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A week ago or so I was invited to see some extended footage from Disney’s Big Hero Six. I was immediately taken by the story, which takes its cue from ...
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When the news broke that Jennifer Lawrence’s “phone” had been hacked, along with dozens of other celebrities, it seemed like it would unfold as Scarlett Johansson or Blake Lively’s had; ...

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