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San Francisco Goes for The Master

More love for the PTA MASTERpiece: Best Picture – The Master Best Director – Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Best Foreign Film – Amour Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix, The Master. Best Actress – Emmanuelle Riva, Amour. Best Supporting Actor – Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln. Best Supporting Actress – Helen Hunt, The Sessions. Best Original Screenplay – Zero Dark Thirty. Best Adapted Screenplay – Lincoln. Best Film Editing – Argo ...

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The State of the Race: Defining an Oscar Frontrunner


“I call to you, I call to you but I don’t call soft enough. There ain’t no cure for love.” – L. Cohen The Oscar race, like an urgent search for “true love,” is rarely about finding Ms. Right, so much as it is about finding Ms. Right Now. Sometimes ...

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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 animation,  performance capture, and other evolving forms of digital characters?  That irrational fear has been drifting in and out of Oscar conversations for years. Just as the pleasure of reading books has endured while movies became ...

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The Master Earning Raves out of Venice

The Guardian’s Xan Brooks: Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic tale of postwar America offers catnip for the senses and succour for the soul, riffing lightly off the life of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard to conjure up a film that is both expansive and intimate, confident and self-questioning. The themes may ...

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