Cannes Opens withFemale directed La Tete haute, starring Catherine Deneuve
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Cannes Opens withFemale directed La Tete haute, starring Catherine Deneuve

For the first second time in history, Cannes will open with a film directed a woman.…

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Academy Keeps 8 Day Window for Nominations, Oscars February 28
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Academy Keeps 8 Day Window for Nominations, Oscars February 28

The Academy has chosen its Oscar dates for the next three years, bouncing them to…

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Women are More Powerful at the Box Office Than Hollywood Gives them Credit For
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Women are More Powerful at the Box Office Than Hollywood Gives them Credit For

The headlines lately have ranged from shock to surprise to hope to despair about the…

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Top Five Reasons the Academy Should Embrace 10 Nominees for Best Picture
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Top Five Reasons the Academy Should Embrace 10 Nominees for Best Picture

The Academy will likely soon announce that they’ve decided to go back to five nominees.…

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Oscars 2016: Oscarwatching Rules and How to Start the Year as the Underdog
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Oscars 2016: Oscarwatching Rules and How to Start the Year as the Underdog

After the brutal let down of this year’s Oscar race, which mostly amounted to yet…

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Best Director: Why We Don’t Make Women into Icons
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Best Director: Why We Don’t Make Women into Icons

There are women who have become icons in literature, even if contenders for the “Great…

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Early Oscar and Cannes Predictions Hit the Web
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Early Oscar and Cannes Predictions Hit the Web

Rope of Silicon’s Brad Brevet has waded the territory of early Oscar predictions. He’s humble…

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To Find Great Roles for Women, Look to Book Publishing
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To Find Great Roles for Women, Look to Book Publishing

A terrifying shift has taken place in Hollywood. The way film is discussed online for the…

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Welcome to the Dollhouse: A Night at the Oscars
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Welcome to the Dollhouse: A Night at the Oscars

“I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone’s heart. I could hear the…

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How Agenda-Driven Bloggers Punish the Wrong People – Boyhood Under Fire
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How Agenda-Driven Bloggers Punish the Wrong People – Boyhood Under Fire

We live in era where every journalist and every news site is click-bait hungry. They’re…

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The State of the Race:  Pencils Down, Last Day to Vote
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The State of the Race: Pencils Down, Last Day to Vote

The Industry’s Full Embrace of Birdman only a Matter of Time
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The Industry’s Full Embrace of Birdman only a Matter of Time

Farewell to my Friend David Carr – Journalism’s True North
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Farewell to my Friend David Carr – Journalism’s True North

A Boy, a Bird, a Budapest Hotel, an Imitation Game and a Sniper – are Five Best Pictures the Way to Go?
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The State of the Race: Hollywood’s Narcissus and History’s Echo
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The State of the Race: Hollywood’s Narcissus and History’s Echo

“And now, perhaps, three times in four years. Poor Harvey Weinstein. The appalling “Honor the…

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OscarWatch: Screenplay Categories Still a Mystery
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OscarWatch: Screenplay Categories Still a Mystery

With the Writers Guild the last of the major awards to announce, just a few…

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The State of the Race: Boyhood is Honored in England while Hollywood Sends a Message to Studios
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The State of the Race: Boyhood is Honored in England while Hollywood Sends a Message to Studios

In the most unpredictable Oscar race for Best Picture I’ve ever seen, the DGA went…

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Heartfelt Tribute to Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette at the Santa Barbara Film Fest
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Heartfelt Tribute to Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette at the Santa Barbara Film Fest

Now fully grown Ellar Coltrane, whom we all watched grow up in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood,…

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Picture of the Day: Meryl Streep Keeps Redefining What Women can Do in America
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Picture of the Day: Meryl Streep Keeps Redefining What Women can Do in America

Meryl Streep seems to defy any sort of constraints put upon her by our bizarre…

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The State of the Race: Oscar, The Auteur and the Dreammakers
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The State of the Race: Oscar, The Auteur and the Dreammakers