Oscar Contending Pics, Documentaries Thrive in Limited Release
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Oscar Contending Pics, Documentaries Thrive in Limited Release

Birdman did exceedingly well in limited release, with a $28,721 per theater average playing in…

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Gone Girl to become Fincher’s Highest Grossing Film, Women in Hollywood Get a Major Boost
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Gone Girl to become Fincher’s Highest Grossing Film, Women in Hollywood Get a Major Boost

David Fincher’s Gone Girl is about to make in 4 weeks what Benjamin Button made…

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Is Mr. Turner Being Overlooked in Early Awards Race?
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Is Mr. Turner Being Overlooked in Early Awards Race?

Mike Leigh’s swoony, moody epic, Mr. Turner, seems to be quietly residing under the radar…

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Best Director 2015: Living the Dream (poll)
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Best Director 2015: Living the Dream (poll)

“I feel like people are always talking about the business and how hard it is.…

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Into the Woods gets an exhilarating 4-minute featurette
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Into the Woods gets an exhilarating 4-minute featurette

Set in an alternate world of various Grimm fairy tales, the film intertwines the plots…

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New Into The Woods photos
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New Into The Woods photos

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly, out Friday features four exclusive covers of Into The…

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Humane Society Bestows with Inaugural Humane Filmmaker Award
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Humane Society Bestows with Inaugural Humane Filmmaker Award

In Noah, Darren Aronofsky draws a clear comparison to the “slaughterhouse planet” we’ve become with…

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The State of the Race: The “Oscar Movie”
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The State of the Race: The “Oscar Movie”

“As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.” ―…

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The State of the Race: Because Sometimes We’re Wrong
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The State of the Race: Because Sometimes We’re Wrong

Last year, David Poland did an experiment. He asked the Gurus to rank the top…

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New Trailer for Unbroken
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New Trailer for Unbroken

Two Pictures of the Day
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Two Pictures of the Day

Emma Stone as Sally Bowles (Cabaret on Broadway) and Entertainment Weekly’s Interstellar cover – women…

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Another Defense of Jason Reitman
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Another Defense of Jason Reitman

The Atlantic’s David Sims writes a declarative piece called “Where Jason Reitman Went Wrong” because…

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Picture of the Day: Amazing Amy Makes a Mess!
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The Gambler to Have World Premiere at AFI Fest
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The Gambler to Have World Premiere at AFI Fest

Just announced, Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg and written by William Monahan will…

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The State of the Race: And Then There Were Women
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The State of the Race: And Then There Were Women

As the 2014/2015 Oscar race begins to take shape, pundits are circling the possibilities.  They…

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Op-Ed Writers Deepening Conversation on Gone Girl
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Op-Ed Writers Deepening Conversation on Gone Girl

Awards season can ruin every great thing about movies because films are set up to…

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Oscars 2015: What a “Frontrunner” Means
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Oscars 2015: What a “Frontrunner” Means

There are a variety of approaches for watching the Oscar race. Quick history: back in…

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New Clip from Birdman
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New Clip from Birdman

It’s a film that grabs you by the collar and doesn’t release you until the…

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Anatomy of a Scene – Damien Chazelle Directs Whiplash
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Anatomy of a Scene – Damien Chazelle Directs Whiplash

One thing you might not know about Chazelle, which I didn’t know, is that he’s…

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The State of the Race: What We Talk About When We Talk About Consensus
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The State of the Race: What We Talk About When We Talk About Consensus

As we head into awards season, it’s a good time to start talking about the…

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