Checking in with the Critics as we Head into Critics Week
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Checking in with the Critics as we Head into Critics Week

There have been a couple of surprising turns so far, namely that The Imitation Game…

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Thanksgiving Check-in for Best Picture Around the Web and the Screener Pile
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Thanksgiving Check-in for Best Picture Around the Web and the Screener Pile

Once the weekend is over we’ll be headlong into the early critics awards. The cards…

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The State of the Race: The Directors Lead the Way
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The State of the Race: The Directors Lead the Way

The recent death of Mike Nichols seemed almost like the final nail in the coffin…

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Oscar Isaac’s The Art of the Sell – Clip from A Most Violent Year
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Oscar Isaac’s The Art of the Sell – Clip from A Most Violent Year

This scene was one of the standouts during the film’s AFI premiere — it is…

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(Poll) Best Actress – Jennifer Aniston Makes a Big Play to Break into the Top Five with Cake
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(Poll) Best Actress – Jennifer Aniston Makes a Big Play to Break into the Top Five with Cake

In a very weak year for lead actress performances, Jennifer Aniston seeks notice for her…

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Predicting AFI’s Top Ten of the Year
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Predicting AFI’s Top Ten of the Year

One of the early announcements, along with the Los Angeles, New York Film Critics and…

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Creepy Racist Commenters Crawl out from Under Rocks at Breitbart on Selma Story
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Creepy Racist Commenters Crawl out from Under Rocks at Breitbart on Selma Story

Ah, what’s that sound? Racism and misogyny filling the air. Sounds like … mewling and whining…

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Oscars 2015: How the Race can Sometimes Kill the Best Movies
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Oscars 2015: How the Race can Sometimes Kill the Best Movies

I happened to hear in passing someone who’d seen Unbroken in Australia. Or, rather, someone…

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Women Take Center in this Year’s Oscar Race
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Women Take Center in this Year’s Oscar Race

In addition to Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, which is being screened and will be reviewed soon,…

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A Movie Star Crashes the Best Director Race
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A Movie Star Crashes the Best Director Race

A funny thing is happening in the Oscar race. A film that most people haven’t…

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