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

Is Mr. Turner Being Overlooked in Early Awards Race?
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Is Mr. Turner Being Overlooked in Early Awards Race?

Mike Leigh’s swoony, moody epic, Mr. Turner, seems to be quietly residing under the radar…

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Best Director 2015: Living the Dream (poll)
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Best Director 2015: Living the Dream (poll)

“I feel like people are always talking about the business and how hard it is.…

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