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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The State of the Race: Of Saviors and Psychopaths – the Extremes that Drove Best Picture this Year
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The State of the Race: Of Saviors and Psychopaths – the Extremes that Drove Best Picture this Year

Now that the critics have mostly laid out their own chosen films for the year,…

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Brad Pitt represents Angelina Jolie at Unbroken event
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Brad Pitt represents Angelina Jolie at Unbroken event

In case you haven’t heard, Angelina Jolie has caught chicken pox causing the Unbroken director…

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Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones to Receive Cinema Vanguard Award at SBIFF
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Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones to Receive Cinema Vanguard Award at SBIFF

The two strong lead acting contenders will be feted in Santa Barbara in late January.…

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Angelina Jolie Gets Chicken Pox, Which Takes her off the Press Tour
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Angelina Jolie Gets Chicken Pox, Which Takes her off the Press Tour

Rather than leave her absence to what would be, no doubt, wild speculation, Angelina Jolie…

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Oscar and the $100 Million Dollar Baby
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Oscar and the $100 Million Dollar Baby

Academy voters get their ballots at the end of the month, right after the holiday…

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Golden Globes Preview and Predictions
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Golden Globes Preview and Predictions

Don’t forget to enter our contest. Chances are, you’re going to be better at this…

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