Lincoln covers Film Comment
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Lincoln covers Film Comment

Beautiful shot. Kent Jones’ article isn’t online but it’s reportedly worth the $5.95 newsstand price…

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Spielberg, Goodwin, and Day-Lewis on 60 Minutes: “Bringing Lincoln to Life”
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Spielberg, Goodwin, and Day-Lewis on 60 Minutes: “Bringing Lincoln to Life”

60 Minutes tonight explores the depth of detail that Spielberg and his collaborators put into…

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Best Director – Heroes, Just for One Day
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Best Director – Heroes, Just for One Day

  “Unconsciously we all have a standard by which we measure other men, and if…

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The State of the Race: Ruminating on Argo as The Frontrunner
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The State of the Race: Ruminating on Argo as The Frontrunner

Before I begin, let me explain. It’s true that we’ve reached the moment in every…

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Report from the Luncheon, According to Feinberg
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Report from the Luncheon, According to Feinberg

When the Oscar luncheon was livestreamed once we all got to see the contenders be…

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Ben Affleck wins the DGA
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Ben Affleck wins the DGA

Ben Affleck has just become the third director in DGA/Academy history to win the DGA…

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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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