Will there be 9 or 8 or 7 or…? Fumbling Towards Best Picture in an Unpredictable Year
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Will there be 9 or 8 or 7 or…? Fumbling Towards Best Picture in an Unpredictable Year

In case you haven’t been studying at the Oscar race for Best Picture for the…

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Kathryn Bigelow calls Ava DuVernay’s Selma “Masterful”
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Kathryn Bigelow calls Ava DuVernay’s Selma “Masterful”

Kathryn Bigelow has seen Selma twice and did this Q&A with the director – DuVernay…

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Best Picture and the Critics – It’s a Cliffhanger
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Best Picture and the Critics – It’s a Cliffhanger

One of the strangest aspects of 2014 is how so many films have been harpooned…

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The State of the Race: Of Saviors and Psychopaths – the Extremes that Drove Best Picture this Year
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The State of the Race: Of Saviors and Psychopaths – the Extremes that Drove Best Picture this Year

Now that the critics have mostly laid out their own chosen films for the year,…

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Brad Pitt represents Angelina Jolie at Unbroken event
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Brad Pitt represents Angelina Jolie at Unbroken event

In case you haven’t heard, Angelina Jolie has caught chicken pox causing the Unbroken director…

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Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones to Receive Cinema Vanguard Award at SBIFF
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Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones to Receive Cinema Vanguard Award at SBIFF

The two strong lead acting contenders will be feted in Santa Barbara in late January.…

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Angelina Jolie Gets Chicken Pox, Which Takes her off the Press Tour
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Angelina Jolie Gets Chicken Pox, Which Takes her off the Press Tour

Rather than leave her absence to what would be, no doubt, wild speculation, Angelina Jolie…

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Oscar and the $100 Million Dollar Baby
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Oscar and the $100 Million Dollar Baby

Academy voters get their ballots at the end of the month, right after the holiday…

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Golden Globes Preview and Predictions
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Golden Globes Preview and Predictions

Don’t forget to enter our contest. Chances are, you’re going to be better at this…

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The State of the Race: Sag’s Traditional Choices, Harvey’s Crowning Achievement
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The State of the Race: Sag’s Traditional Choices, Harvey’s Crowning Achievement

  The first thing you have to know about the SAG nominations is that this…

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The State of the Race: A Consensus Emerges  – Men All Day Long
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The State of the Race: A Consensus Emerges – Men All Day Long

“Respect the Cock” – Magnolia Like many, I had hoped Ms. Bigelow’s Oscar for “The…

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Interview: Jessica Chastain
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Interview: Jessica Chastain

The Help, Tree of Life, Zero Dark Thirty, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, and now…

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Interview : Oscar Isaac
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Interview : Oscar Isaac

There’s a lot of buzz on Oscar Isaac, he just won Best Actor, along with…

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Phoenix Film Critics Announce Nominations, Birdman leads with 11, Boyhood and Gone Girl with 9
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Phoenix Film Critics Announce Nominations, Birdman leads with 11, Boyhood and Gone Girl with 9

BEST PICTURE/ TOP TEN FILMS OF 2014 A Most Violent Year Birdman Boyhood Gone Girl…

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

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR “American Sniper” “Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” “Boyhood”…

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Picture of the Day: Ava DuVernay on the Cover of the NY Times Arts Section
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Picture of the Day: Ava DuVernay on the Cover of the NY Times Arts Section

It’s  hard to get the kind of publicity big time movie stars get if you’re…

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Checking in with the Best Contenders in the Early Part of the Race
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Checking in with the Best Contenders in the Early Part of the Race

Peter Travers Names Boyhood Best Film of 2014, His List
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Peter Travers Names Boyhood Best Film of 2014, His List

Thanks to Jordan for supplying Peter Travers’ Top Ten List. Travers has an uncanny knack…

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The State of the Race: A Mad Scramble in a Wide Open Year
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The State of the Race: A Mad Scramble in a Wide Open Year

“Everybody talking to their pockets Everybody wants a box of chocolates And a long stem…

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Oscar Doc Shortlist Announced, Last Days in Vietnam, Life Itself, CitizenFour and Citizen Koch
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Oscar Doc Shortlist Announced, Last Days in Vietnam, Life Itself, CitizenFour and Citizen Koch

“Art and Craft,” Purple Parrot Films “The Case against 8,” Day in Court “Citizen Koch,”…

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