Unbroken Screens as the Last Gasp of Awards Season Awaits Major Critics
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Unbroken Screens as the Last Gasp of Awards Season Awaits Major Critics

Nothing has won anything major yet. The Imitation Game won the top People’s Choice award…

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Sunday Box Office – Imitation Game Huge – Gone Girl Finally Drops out of Top Five in its 9th Week
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Sunday Box Office – Imitation Game Huge – Gone Girl Finally Drops out of Top Five in its 9th Week

The Imitation Game had a huge opening with $482K in just four theaters, making it…

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The Spirit Awards Look a Lot Like Oscar
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The Spirit Awards Look a Lot Like Oscar

There is much ado these days about how the Spirit Awards aren’t honoring independence anymore…

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Predicting AFI’s Top Ten of the Year
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Predicting AFI’s Top Ten of the Year

One of the early announcements, along with the Los Angeles, New York Film Critics and…

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Powerful New Selma Clip – David Oyelowo, One of the Best Performances of the Year
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Powerful New Selma Clip – David Oyelowo, One of the Best Performances of the Year

Thanks to Ryan at Indiewire for the link. “What happens when a man stands up…

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Unbroken TV Spot Shows Triumph of Spirit
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Unbroken TV Spot Shows Triumph of Spirit

Here is one of the first looks at Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, the film about WWII survivor…

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Women Take Center in this Year’s Oscar Race
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Women Take Center in this Year’s Oscar Race

In addition to Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, which is being screened and will be reviewed soon,…

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A Movie Star Crashes the Best Director Race
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A Movie Star Crashes the Best Director Race

A funny thing is happening in the Oscar race. A film that most people haven’t…

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Unbroken Screens but Embargoed until December 2, 2014
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Unbroken Screens but Embargoed until December 2, 2014

Unbroken will be seen in various places before getting to critics and bloggers over here,…

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The State of the Race: Ten Things We Know About the Oscar Race Already
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The State of the Race: Ten Things We Know About the Oscar Race Already

The Hollywood Film Awards launched the awards race for the muggles – that is, it…

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Tallying up the Numbers so Far – the People vs. The Critics
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Tallying up the Numbers so Far – the People vs. The Critics

I feel like I’m probably trying to make fetch happen with Gone Girl and Best…

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Roundtable Talk on Indie Filmmaking with Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marion Cotillard and More
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Roundtable Talk on Indie Filmmaking with Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marion Cotillard and More

Scott Feinberg hosted a roundtable with actors and filmmakers for Oscars 2014 – but honestly?…

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American Sniper – Hero Cut Down
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American Sniper – Hero Cut Down

Clint Eastwood’s best war film is Letters from Iwo Jima. Its partner film, Flags of…

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Selma: The Content of Character, the Belief in a Dream
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Selma: The Content of Character, the Belief in a Dream

“If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose…

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The State of the Race: Of Gone Girls, Lost Boys, and Galaxies Far, Far Away
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The State of the Race: Of Gone Girls, Lost Boys, and Galaxies Far, Far Away

The lost boys that crowd Oscars 2015 have no real qualities to be leaders or…

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Big Hero 6, Interstellar Open Strong – Gone Girl Bounces to 3
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Big Hero 6, Interstellar Open Strong – Gone Girl Bounces to 3

  Gone Girl’s box office has officially entered phenom status with its take domestically, $145…

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Jennifer Kent – One of the Most Promising Directors of the Decade
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Jennifer Kent – One of the Most Promising Directors of the Decade

Jennifer Kent, writer and director of The Babadook, shows the kind of promise not seen…

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A Most Violent Year – Old School Elegant Storytelling
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A Most Violent Year – Old School Elegant Storytelling

One thing that threads throughout JC Chandor’s work, with three films under his belt now,…

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The Academy Needs to Expand Documentary and Director Categories
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The Academy Needs to Expand Documentary and Director Categories

By now, with 134 entries for Foreign Language feature, it’s time for the Academy to…

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The State of the Race: Hello Darkness My Old Friend
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The State of the Race: Hello Darkness My Old Friend