Best Picture 2015: When History Comes Knocking, Don’t Close the Door
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Best Picture 2015: When History Comes Knocking, Don’t Close the Door

This year’s race for Best Picture has some wonderful films in the lineup suddenly. There…

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David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. in this Featurette
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David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. in this Featurette

One of the reasons, probably the biggest reason, Selma was shut out of the Producers…

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Producers Guild Announce Nominees
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Producers Guild Announce Nominees

American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures) Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a.,…

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Producers Guild No Guts, No Glory
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Producers Guild No Guts, No Glory

Since this race is really all over the map, with no really strong consensus emerging,…

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The State of the Race: A Tale of Two Oscars
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The State of the Race: A Tale of Two Oscars

A Letter of Thanks – To Readers, Friends, Artists
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A Letter of Thanks – To Readers, Friends, Artists

Believe it or not, I’ve been tracking the Oscars on this website for the entire…

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The State of the Race:  Puppets and Peacocks – how the Tail Wags the Dog During Oscar Season
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The State of the Race: Puppets and Peacocks – how the Tail Wags the Dog During Oscar Season

This year’s Best Picture race is wide open except for the film right at the…

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Ben Zuk’s Tribute to 2014’s Year in Film – Not to be Missed
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Ben Zuk’s Tribute to 2014’s Year in Film – Not to be Missed

Best Picture: Why Selma is a threat, and not just in the Oscar race
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Best Picture: Why Selma is a threat, and not just in the Oscar race

Women directors have much to live down before they can be taken seriously. Most of…

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Picture of the Day: The Imitation Game
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The CriticsTopTen.com Top 50 of 2014
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The CriticsTopTen.com Top 50 of 2014

This site collects top ten lists and compiles them year by year. This is how…

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The Top Tens of the Top Tens Begins
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The Top Tens of the Top Tens Begins

Unbroken takes Box Office on Christmas, Despite Reviews
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Unbroken takes Box Office on Christmas, Despite Reviews

Both Unbroken and Selma were headed for the box office on Christmas day, along with…

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A Gone Girl Christmas
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A Gone Girl Christmas

The State of the Race: Turn on Your Heart Light
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The State of the Race: Turn on Your Heart Light

The Oscar race for Best Picture looks a little like the shelves at Kmart after…

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The Sublime, the Grotesque and the Absurd: How the Best Films of 2014 Found Their Way In
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The Sublime, the Grotesque and the Absurd: How the Best Films of 2014 Found Their Way In

1. Gone Girl, Selma, Boyhood Three films stand out as the year’s best to me…

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Watch the Great David Fincher talk about Film: A Life in Pictures
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Watch the Great David Fincher talk about Film: A Life in Pictures

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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