Watch the Great David Fincher talk about Film: A Life in Pictures
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Watch the Great David Fincher talk about Film: A Life in Pictures

Will there be 9 or 8 or 7 or…? Fumbling Towards Best Picture in an Unpredictable Year
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Will there be 9 or 8 or 7 or…? Fumbling Towards Best Picture in an Unpredictable Year

In case you haven’t been studying at the Oscar race for Best Picture for the…

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Kathryn Bigelow calls Ava DuVernay’s Selma “Masterful”
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Kathryn Bigelow calls Ava DuVernay’s Selma “Masterful”

Kathryn Bigelow has seen Selma twice and did this Q&A with the director – DuVernay…

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Nine Films Advance in the Foreign Language Race
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Nine Films Advance in the Foreign Language Race

You know Mommy was way “too much” for the conservative voters.  Ida will win this…

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What the Podcast Serial Can Teach us about American Storytelling
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What the Podcast Serial Can Teach us about American Storytelling

If you haven’t been listening to Serial, run don’t walk over to SerialPodcast and listen…

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Best Director: the DGA and Oscar Disconnect
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Best Director: the DGA and Oscar Disconnect

The State of the Race: Of Saviors and Psychopaths – the Extremes that Drove Best Picture this Year
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The State of the Race: Of Saviors and Psychopaths – the Extremes that Drove Best Picture this Year

Now that the critics have mostly laid out their own chosen films for the year,…

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Can Jennifer Aniston or Rosamund Pike beat Julianne Moore?
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Can Jennifer Aniston or Rosamund Pike beat Julianne Moore?

I’ll start by saying no, I don’t think anyone can beat Julianne Moore for her…

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20th BFCA Critics’ Choice Nominations!
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20th BFCA Critics’ Choice Nominations!

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 20th ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS BEST PICTURE Birdman Boyhood Gone Girl…

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Oscar and the $100 Million Dollar Baby
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Oscar and the $100 Million Dollar Baby

Academy voters get their ballots at the end of the month, right after the holiday…

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With Most Acting Categories Seemingly Locked, All Eyes on the Wide Open Best Actor Race
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With Most Acting Categories Seemingly Locked, All Eyes on the Wide Open Best Actor Race

The Best Actress race has come down to six names. Julianne Moore in the lead…

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The State of the Race: Sag’s Traditional Choices, Harvey’s Crowning Achievement
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The State of the Race: Sag’s Traditional Choices, Harvey’s Crowning Achievement

  The first thing you have to know about the SAG nominations is that this…

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

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR “American Sniper” “Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” “Boyhood”…

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Did Pundits Drop the Ball on Marion Cotillard?
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Did Pundits Drop the Ball on Marion Cotillard?

Last May, Marion Cotillard and the Dardennes brothers brought the exquisite Two Days, One Night…

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Picture of the Day: Ava DuVernay on the Cover of the NY Times Arts Section
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Picture of the Day: Ava DuVernay on the Cover of the NY Times Arts Section

It’s  hard to get the kind of publicity big time movie stars get if you’re…

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10 Contenders Move on to Oscar’s Visual Effects Race
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10 Contenders Move on to Oscar’s Visual Effects Race

It is still too small a category to contain what is happening to American film.…

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Checking in with the Best Contenders in the Early Part of the Race
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Checking in with the Best Contenders in the Early Part of the Race

Counting Down the Best of 2014: Best Ensemble Cast
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Counting Down the Best of 2014: Best Ensemble Cast

The Best Actress Race Becomes the Catch-All for Complaints
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The Best Actress Race Becomes the Catch-All for Complaints

There are always complaints about the Oscar race – the choices are too narrow, the…

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The State of the Race: A Mad Scramble in a Wide Open Year
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The State of the Race: A Mad Scramble in a Wide Open Year

“Everybody talking to their pockets Everybody wants a box of chocolates And a long stem…

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