Spielberg’s Obama…
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Spielberg’s Obama…

Two Different Kinds of People: Ken Taylor and Joe Courtney
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Two Different Kinds of People: Ken Taylor and Joe Courtney

After listening to the Dick Gordon podcast of one of the houseguests in Iran (they…

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Oscar bits and bites
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Oscar bits and bites

David O. Russell probably didn’t know there was a camera on him when he heard…

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Happy Birthday to Abe Lincoln (and Charles Darwin)
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Happy Birthday to Abe Lincoln (and Charles Darwin)

Connecticut’s Constitutional Amendment denied the franchise to African Americans
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Connecticut’s Constitutional Amendment denied the franchise to African Americans

I’m really tired of this puffery regarding Connecticut being “tarnished” because they are shown voting…

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Screenwriter Tony Kushner Responds to Congressman
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Screenwriter Tony Kushner Responds to Congressman

The Carpetbagger has done the reporting no one else cared to do  on this story…

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Connecticut congressman Mistaken about Lincoln Script
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Connecticut congressman Mistaken about Lincoln Script

It’s definitely that moment in the Oscar race where people feel like they have to…

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The State of the Race: Ruminating on Argo as The Frontrunner
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The State of the Race: Ruminating on Argo as The Frontrunner

Before I begin, let me explain. It’s true that we’ve reached the moment in every…

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How Whisper Campaigns Work and Why they Suck
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How Whisper Campaigns Work and Why they Suck

If you’re in this business, “business,” long enough you’ll see a lot of nasty shit.…

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Comment from an Unlikely Source
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Comment from an Unlikely Source

Over at Hollywood-Elsewhere, Jeff Wells is working hard to convince the world that Lincoln is…

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Spielberg the Clear Favorite to Win best Director, American People Say
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Spielberg the Clear Favorite to Win best Director, American People Say

I guess Americans are about to get a big shock to see that Spielberg isn’t…

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The State of the Race: Why Argo Keeps Winning
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The State of the Race: Why Argo Keeps Winning

When Argo beat Silver Linings Playbook for Best Ensemble at the SAG Awards last night,…

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The State of the Race: Argo Takes Back the Lead
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The State of the Race: Argo Takes Back the Lead

Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley
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Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley

One of the more irritating boils on the ass of this year’s Oscar season is…

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The NY Post and Jeff Wells Continue their Lincoln Take-down
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The NY Post and Jeff Wells Continue their Lincoln Take-down

History Envisioned, Revisited
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History Envisioned, Revisited

As President Obama readies for his second inaugural (he’s officially been sworn in but the…

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Lincoln Featurette
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Lincoln Featurette

For anyone interested in the making of the movie, here is a featurette – might…

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Oscar Flashback – The Freak Years
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Oscar Flashback – The Freak Years

We as Oscar pundits invest so much of our time into the Oscar race, nearly…

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The Audacity of a Film About Ideas: the Case for Lincoln
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The Audacity of a Film About Ideas: the Case for Lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis in the Lincoln Bedroom
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Daniel Day-Lewis in the Lincoln Bedroom

Nov. 15, 2012 “We had just watched the movie ‘Lincoln’ in the White House theatre…

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