Almodovar and BAFTA’s respect for international directors
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Almodovar and BAFTA’s respect for international directors

Here’s the brand new trailer for Pedro Almodovar’s Los Amantes Pasajeros. (thanks to Jesus Alonso)…

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Uppity Women: How Maya and Kathryn Bigelow Continue to Threaten the Status Quo
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Uppity Women: How Maya and Kathryn Bigelow Continue to Threaten the Status Quo

Petition Started for Ben Affleck to Run as Senator in Kennedy’s Place
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Petition Started for Ben Affleck to Run as Senator in Kennedy’s Place

DGA Preview – Directors Matter
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DGA Preview – Directors Matter

ENTER OUR CONTEST! For 82 out of 86 Oscar years the directors have controlled the…

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Bigelow Covers TIME
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Bigelow Covers TIME

Kathryn Bigelow Defends her film in the LA Times
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Kathryn Bigelow Defends her film in the LA Times

In an eloquently written column by director Kathryn Bigelow she directly addresses the many criticisms…

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The Audacity of a Film About Ideas: the Case for Lincoln
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The Audacity of a Film About Ideas: the Case for Lincoln

Benh Zeitlin’s short film Glory at Sea
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Benh Zeitlin’s short film Glory at Sea

Benh Zeitlin’s 2008 short film is one of the special features on the Blu-ray for…

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Kathryn Bigelow talks waterboarding on Letterman
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Kathryn Bigelow talks waterboarding on Letterman

I’m forever grateful to Megan Ellison. She helped finance some of my favorite films this…

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The State of the Race: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
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The State of the Race: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

“We are homesick most for the places we have never known.” ― Carson McCullers We…

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DGA Nominees!
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DGA Nominees!

Ben Affleck, Argo Steven Spielberg, Lincoln Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Ang Lee, Life of…

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WGA Nominations Announced!
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WGA Nominations Announced!

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Flight, Written by John Gatins; Paramount Pictures Looper, Written by Rian Johnson; TriStar…

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Lock and Load: The Oscars in the Era of Social Network Mobilization
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Lock and Load: The Oscars in the Era of Social Network Mobilization

WGA Preview
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WGA Preview

On Thursday, January 3rd, the Producers Guild, Art Directors Guild and Writers Guild all announce…

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Best Moments in Film in 2012
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Best Moments in Film in 2012

In alphabetical order, these are the moments in film in 2012 that moved me greatly.…

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The State of the Race: A Good Best Picture is Hard to Find
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The State of the Race: A Good Best Picture is Hard to Find

“I once received a letter from an old lady in California who informed me that…

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Nominees for the 2012 Women in Film Journalism Awards
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Nominees for the 2012 Women in Film Journalism Awards

I only vote in one critics group, and that’s this one. The reason being, I…

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Oscarwatch: Best Actress, is Naomi Watts a Game Changer?
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Oscarwatch: Best Actress, is Naomi Watts a Game Changer?

Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg was mostly dismissed on Twitter yesterday when he suggested that Naomi…

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Oscarwatch: The Directors – Seven Contenders, Five Slots
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Oscarwatch: The Directors – Seven Contenders, Five Slots

This year, Best Director seems to be pairing up in interesting ways. Tarantino has launched…

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Senator Ben Affleck? Rumors swirl around potential political career.
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Senator Ben Affleck? Rumors swirl around potential political career.

Ben Affleck was in Washington D.C. today to testify before the House Armed Services Committee about…

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