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San Francisco Goes for The Master

San Francisco Goes for The Master

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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 Best Cinematography - Life of Pi Best Production Design - Moonrise Kingdom Best Animated Feature - ParaNorman Best Documentary - The Waiting Room

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The State of the Race: Defining an Oscar Frontrunner

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“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 you get lucky and the voters lock onto something so deserving that its rightness reverberates through the hall of fame…

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Ensemble Casts on the Path to Best Picture

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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 the world’s foremost storyteller, films driven by great performances remain as popular now as they’ve ever been.  In the end,…

Joaquin Phoenix Wants no Part of Oscar but Oscar Still Wants a Part of Him

Joaquin Phoenix Wants no Part of Oscar but Oscar Still Wants a Part of Him

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There is a long tradition of the Oscar voters voting for actors even when those actors have poo-poo’d the awards. Why? Because there probably isn’t a single person in the Kodak, either in the audience or on stage who doesn’t think the same thing.  The only people who really think that much of the Oscars are the fans, and the journalists who always start an obit with “Oscar winner so-and-so.”…

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The Master Review: A Child Said, What is the Grass?

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You may be a state trooper, you might be a young Turk You may be the head of some big TV network You may be rich or poor, you may be blind or lame You may be living in another country under another name But you’re gonna have to serve somebody –Bob Dylan There is a moment in the documentary Grizzly Man when two bears are fighting and one of…

The Master to Become Highest Reviewed Film of the Year

The Master to Become Highest Reviewed Film of the Year

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It must be stipulated that other films may rank slightly higher but they aren’t movies that will be in the Best Picture race. The Master is that movie to finally stir critics, or so it seems right now, in the way no film has since Fincher’s The Social Network. After the Academy “went a different way” the critics were not united, as far as I could tell, behind any one…

Clip from The Master – NSFW

Clip from The Master – NSFW

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I have a feeling I’m gonna dig this one, even more than the last one.  Here is a clip promoting the screening in Austin: Thanks to @guscruz And another one:

The Master Earning Raves out of Venice

The Master Earning Raves out of Venice

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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 be contentious, but the handling is perfect. If there were ever a movie to cause the lame to walk and…

Final Trailer for The Master

Final Trailer for The Master

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Teaser for The Master’s Sneak Screening in San Francisco August 21

Teaser for The Master’s Sneak Screening in San Francisco August 21

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From Movie City News – this shot isn’t in the film but seems to have echos of Vertigo: