Oscars 2012 Pet Peeves – Top Five
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Oscars 2012 Pet Peeves – Top Five

5. If it doesn’t make you cry it won’t win Best Picture. Sure, it always…

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Debating Lincoln, Defining History
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Debating Lincoln, Defining History

From history professors to civil rights leaders, Spielberg’s Lincoln has become a bit of a…

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The State of the Race: The Land of Hope and Dreams
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The State of the Race: The Land of Hope and Dreams

“This train carries saints and sinners. This train, carries losers and winners.” –Springsteen So much…

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Zero Dark Thirty Takes Early Lead in Oscar’s Race for Best Picture
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Zero Dark Thirty Takes Early Lead in Oscar’s Race for Best Picture

Buzz is a funny thing. Just because Oscar pundits think they know the buzz before…

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Picture of the Day – “Slavery Sir? It’s done.”
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Picture of the Day – “Slavery Sir? It’s done.”

Sent to me by Robert McNamara from – The Louisiana Democrat. (Alexandria, La.) 1845-1918, December 14,…

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Best Picture, Best Director, How Often do they Repeat?
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Best Picture, Best Director, How Often do they Repeat?

The new Gurus of Gold just went up. Lincoln still tops, with Spielberg for director. Just…

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GOP House Leader Renting Spielberg’s Lincoln to Show Fellow GOP Reps
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GOP House Leader Renting Spielberg’s Lincoln to Show Fellow GOP Reps

“Slavery sir? It’s done.” Hoping to scrape whatever’s left of their dignity off the floor,…

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The State of the Race: At War, In Love
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The State of the Race: At War, In Love

So the multitude goes, like the flower and the weed That wither away to let…

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Pundits Align Around Certain Films as Season Speeds Towards End
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Pundits Align Around Certain Films as Season Speeds Towards End

Over at InContention, Kris Tapley — who had been predicting Argo — went for Les…

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Lincoln Takes the Lead at Gurus of Gold
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Lincoln Takes the Lead at Gurus of Gold

Over at Movie City News, David Poland put up a quickie chart for Best Picture.…

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The State of the Race: Defining an Oscar Frontrunner
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The State of the Race: Defining an Oscar Frontrunner

Reviving the Memory of Lincoln Seamstress Elizabeth Keckly
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Reviving the Memory of Lincoln Seamstress Elizabeth Keckly

One of the most enjoyable things about Spielberg/Kushner’s Lincoln is how subtle much of it…

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Spielberg, Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg Dedication, Livestream
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Lincoln Over-Performs at the Box Office in Expanded Release
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Lincoln Over-Performs at the Box Office in Expanded Release

Box Office Mojo reports that Lincoln is doing better than expected at the box office…

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Reader Spotlight: Lincoln Review by Nic V
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Reader Spotlight: Lincoln Review by Nic V

I saw Lincoln yesterday with some apprehension. I’ve been waiting to see this film since…

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How Spielberg’s Cinematographer Got These Eleven Shots
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How Spielberg’s Cinematographer Got These Eleven Shots

Vulture dives into the collaboration of Steven Spielberg and Janusz Kaminski, starting with AI and…

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Tony Kushner on Colbert
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Tony Kushner on Colbert

“Is Lincoln sexy?” “Absolutely … HUGE feet” The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full…

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Hollywood, the Oscars and Race
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Hollywood, the Oscars and Race

It really isn’t fair that every film involving any ethnic group besides white people is…

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The State of the Race: Fumbling Towards Enlightenment
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The State of the Race: Fumbling Towards Enlightenment

The Oscars can be a kaleidoscope view of our world — spectacular and surreal. Or…

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Ensemble Casts on the Path to Best Picture
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Ensemble Casts on the Path to Best Picture

Will actors eventually be selected out of their central role in movies, increasing replaced by…

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