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Oscar Check – Cannes, 2011

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Can the Tree of Life go all the way to Oscar’s Big Ten?  It’s a tough one, and ultimately a little depressing to think about in all honesty.  Coming out of the Cannes Film Fest, it seems that the year’s best films would be selected over the course of the year until the very best remain.  But we know that it doesn’t really work that way because “best” is a…

Cannes 2011: Gus Van Sant's Restless to Open Un Certain Regard

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You have to love a film festival that would give Van Sant’s Elephant their top award. ¬†Could you get any farther away from the Oscar race if you tried? The Oscars are about money, power and popularity. Don’t ever let anyone tell you any different. ¬†It is we who gaze upon them that expect more from them. ¬†Fests like Toronto and Telluride are platforms for the Oscar race. ¬†In some…

Your Favorite Gay Films: 30 Years of GLBT Cinema

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UPDATE: after 12 hours, here’s how the first 700 voters ranked the Top 15 Gay Films of the past 3 decades. With 170 titles on the poll, check out your choices for the Top 50 GLBT Films of the past 30 years. Since this list kept growing the longer I fiddled with it, you can choose up to 20 of your fabsolute favorite gay films. (Incidentally this is lengthiest poll…

Fincher Takes Director, King's Speech Picture at BAFTAs

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Best Film ‚Äì The King‚Äôs Speech Best Director ‚Äì The Social Network – David Fincher Best Leading Actress ‚Äì Natalie Portman – Black Swan Best Leading Actor ‚Äì Colin Firth – The King‚Äôs Speech Best Supporting Actress ‚Äì Helena Bonham Carter – The King‚Äôs Speech Best Supporting Actor ‚Äì Geoffrey Rush – The King‚Äôs Speech Best Adapted Screenplay ‚Äì The Social Network ‚Äì Aaron Sorkin. Best Original Screenplay ‚Äì The…

Fincher Takes Director, King’s Speech Picture at BAFTAs

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Best Film ‚Äì The King‚Äôs Speech Best Director ‚Äì The Social Network – David Fincher Best Leading Actress ‚Äì Natalie Portman – Black Swan Best Leading Actor ‚Äì Colin Firth – The King‚Äôs Speech Best Supporting Actress ‚Äì Helena Bonham Carter – The King‚Äôs Speech Best Supporting Actor ‚Äì Geoffrey Rush – The King‚Äôs Speech Best Adapted Screenplay ‚Äì The Social Network ‚Äì Aaron Sorkin. Best Original Screenplay ‚Äì The…

The Social Network dominates Golden Globe Awards

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Best Motion Picture – Drama * The Social Network Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy * The Kids Are All Right Best Director – Motion Picture * David Fincher for The Social Network Best Screenplay – Motion Picture * The Social Network: Aaron Sorkin Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama * Colin Firth for The King’s Speech Best Performance by an Actress in a…

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2011 Independent Spirit Awards nominations

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7 nominations for Winter’s Bone, 5 nominations for The Kids Are All Right, 4 nominations for Greenberg, Rabbit Hole & Black Swan BEST FEATURE 127 HOURS BLACK SWAN GREENBERG THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT WINTER‚ÄôS BONE BEST DIRECTOR DARREN ARONOFSKY – Black Swan DANNY BOYLE – 127 Hours LISA CHOLODENKO – The Kids Are All Right DEBRA GRANIK – Winter‚Äôs Bone JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL – Rabbit Hole

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127 Hours: It’s Alright, Ma. I’m Only Bleeding (Review)

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There are two kinds of people in the world, those who like survival stories and those who don’t. You won’t have to be one or the other to appreciate the stunning exclamation point Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours leaves in the paragraph that is your life. There is no ambiguity here, no need to stray from the task at hand: this is life or death. In 2003 Aron Ralston took off…

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2010 Gotham Independent Film Award Nominations

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Debra Granik‚Äôs Winters Bone Receives Three Nominations: Best Feature, Breakthrough Actor (Jennifer Lawrence) & Best Ensemble Performance The Kids Are All Right and Tiny Furniture both receive two nominations Best Feature: Black Swan Blue Valentine The Kids Are All Right Let Me In (!) Winter’s Bone Best Documentary: 12th & Delaware Inside Job The Oath Public Speaking Sweetgrass Best Ensemble Performance: The Kids Are All Right Life During Wartime Please…

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And Now, a Look at the Supporting Actress Category

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There was a subtle but pronounced shift in the rules that govern the Best Supporting Actress race last year. Mo’Nique won playing a loathsome creature. She had the one strong scene where audiences sympathized with her but, let’s face it, she wasn’t a traditional winner by any means. A few random facts about the Supporting Actress category, via wikipedia: Shelly Winters and Dianne Wiest hold the record for the most…