The First and Final Frames of Films
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The First and Final Frames of Films

David Fincher’s Gone Girl gave Jacop T. Swinney the idea of comparing the first and…

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Best Director: Why We Don’t Make Women into Icons
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Best Director: Why We Don’t Make Women into Icons

There are women who have become icons in literature, even if contenders for the “Great…

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Sean Penn and Bill Maher Talk the State of Political Correctness Online
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Sean Penn and Bill Maher Talk the State of Political Correctness Online

I have to mostly agree with this in light of how Patricia Arquette was needlessly…

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Early Oscar and Cannes Predictions Hit the Web
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Early Oscar and Cannes Predictions Hit the Web

Rope of Silicon’s Brad Brevet has waded the territory of early Oscar predictions. He’s humble…

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Best Actor Watch: Ian McKellen Gets Another Shot with Mr. Holmes
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Best Actor Watch: Ian McKellen Gets Another Shot with Mr. Holmes

Remember when Ian McKellen didn’t win for the most excellent Gods and Monsters? Yeah, remember…

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Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg Win Bidding War for “It’s What I Do”
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Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg Win Bidding War for “It’s What I Do”

Deadline reports exclusively that Warner Bros and Steven Spielberg have won a heated bidding war…

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Inarritu and Cuaron Make Oscar and Mexican History
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Inarritu and Cuaron Make Oscar and Mexican History

This is a moment of significance that really can’t be overlooked. At first I thought…

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Lone Scherfig’s New Film, The Riot Club
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Women Flat on Their Backs but Sparkling Once Again for Oscar Week – Women and Hollywood’s Great Video Tribute
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Richard Linklater: 10 Highlights of a Revolutionary Career
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Richard Linklater: 10 Highlights of a Revolutionary Career

Of all the great, deserving, American filmmakers that haven’t won the Best Director prize yet,…

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The State of the Race: Boyhood is Honored in England while Hollywood Sends a Message to Studios
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The State of the Race: Boyhood is Honored in England while Hollywood Sends a Message to Studios

In the most unpredictable Oscar race for Best Picture I’ve ever seen, the DGA went…

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DGA Awards Tonight – Who Will Win it? (Poll)
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DGA Awards Tonight – Who Will Win it? (Poll)

66% of our readers so far predict Richard Linklater to win, followed by Alejandro G.…

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How Boyhood Blends Narrative and Naturalism
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How Boyhood Blends Narrative and Naturalism

Writer-director Richard Linklater’s latest and unique cinematic achievement is less about a 12-year production and more…

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London Film Critics go for Boyhood
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London Film Critics go for Boyhood

And the winners: 35th LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE FILM AWARDS WINNERS FILM OF THE YEAR Boyhood…

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George Lucas on the Oscars, “It’s a Political Campaign.”
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George Lucas on the Oscars, “It’s a Political Campaign.”

Lucas is not a voting member of the Academy and wouldn’t want to be. Speaks…

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Oscar Predictions 2015: Wide Open Best Director Race, or Is It?
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Oscar Predictions 2015: Wide Open Best Director Race, or Is It?

One of the most slippery categories, alongside Best Picture, is Best Director this year. There…

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The State of the Race: Your Old Road’s Rapidly Aging
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The State of the Race: Your Old Road’s Rapidly Aging

Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide The…

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Selma: History, Film and Truth
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Selma: History, Film and Truth

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell delivers the Last Word with a lesson about how and why filmmakers…

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The Curious Case of David Fincher and the Oscar Race
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The Curious Case of David Fincher and the Oscar Race

Good directors are everywhere. They populate the awards race this year and every year. They…

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Unbroken takes Box Office on Christmas, Despite Reviews
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Unbroken takes Box Office on Christmas, Despite Reviews

Both Unbroken and Selma were headed for the box office on Christmas day, along with…

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