Selma: History, Film and Truth
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Selma: History, Film and Truth

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell delivers the Last Word with a lesson about how and why filmmakers…

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An Evening with Academy Members, in the Presence of the Frontrunner, as Voting Comes to a Close
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An Evening with Academy Members, in the Presence of the Frontrunner, as Voting Comes to a Close

The Chateau Marmont sits on a slump of a hillside off Sunset Boulevard in West…

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BAFTA Preview and the BAFTA Surprise
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BAFTA Preview and the BAFTA Surprise

Tonight, the BAFTAs will announce their nominees. But they, like the winners of the Golden…

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The ASC Announces Cinematography Nominees
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The ASC Announces Cinematography Nominees

And they are, as follows: Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Unbroken Óscar Faura for The Imitation Game…

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The State of the Race: The American Non-Dream and its Lost Boys
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The State of the Race: The American Non-Dream and its Lost Boys

“America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely…

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WGA Preview and Predictions
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WGA Preview and Predictions

The Writers Guild will announce their winners tomorrow AM. Where in previous years the WGA’s…

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The Selma Controversy and its Convenient Timing…Oscar Dirty Pool
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The Selma Controversy and its Convenient Timing…Oscar Dirty Pool

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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