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

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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New poster for American Sniper
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New poster for American Sniper

Directed by Clint Eastwood, American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the Navy Seal…

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Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher, trailer 4
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Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher, trailer 4

Boy, that escalated slowly. If it seems like only yesterday twhen we saw the first…

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Op-Ed Writers Deepening Conversation on Gone Girl
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Op-Ed Writers Deepening Conversation on Gone Girl

Awards season can ruin every great thing about movies because films are set up to…

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New Clip from Birdman
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New Clip from Birdman

It’s a film that grabs you by the collar and doesn’t release you until the…

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The State of the Race: Best Director and the Age of the American Visionary
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The State of the Race: Best Director and the Age of the American Visionary

The Best Directing Oscar has not gone to a director born in America for the…

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