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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David O. Russell on Silver Linings, His Son and “Good, Humble Work.”
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David O. Russell on Silver Linings, His Son and “Good, Humble Work.”

After a six-year absence from both arthouses and multiplexes, filmmaker David O. Russell (Flirting with…

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State of the Race:  “In weakness and fear, and with much trembling.”
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State of the Race: “In weakness and fear, and with much trembling.”

2012’s lineup for Best Picture brings to mind sober reflection.  As we redefine who we…

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Oscarwatch – The Writers, Part Two: Original Screenplay
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Oscarwatch – The Writers, Part Two: Original Screenplay

In a town where there are more screenwriters than there are people you’d expect that…

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Dear Oscar, Hear My Plea: Oscar Ballots Sent out to 5,856 Academy Voters
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Dear Oscar, Hear My Plea: Oscar Ballots Sent out to 5,856 Academy Voters

Ballots are being sent out to all 5,856 voting members of the Academy. As usual,…

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African American Film Critics Awards
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African American Film Critics Awards

They’ve split up the awards really nicely, I think.  Really great to see Middle of…

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Female Trouble: Why Powerful Women Threaten Hollywood
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Female Trouble: Why Powerful Women Threaten Hollywood

As soon as it became clear that Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty was a genuine…

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Ann Hornaday’s Ten Best Films of 2012
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Ann Hornaday’s Ten Best Films of 2012

From The Washington Post “Zero Dark Thirty” Kathryn Bigelow’s taut thriller about the hunt for…

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