The State of the Race: What Does “Too Dark” for “The Academy” Really Mean?
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The State of the Race: What Does “Too Dark” for “The Academy” Really Mean?

This question shadows the Oscar race from the beginning of the year onward. It stood…

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Schooling Shailene Woodley on the Word Feminist
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Schooling Shailene Woodley on the Word Feminist

Warning: This post is not Oscar-related. Please feel free not to read it. I can’t…

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Maleficent: How Disney is Reshaping its own Princess Legacy, Giving Back What was Taken
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Maleficent: How Disney is Reshaping its own Princess Legacy, Giving Back What was Taken

Make no mistake, Maleficent is a revisionist, feminist retelling of a familiar princess story, one…

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OscarWatch: An Early Look at the Best Actress Race
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OscarWatch: An Early Look at the Best Actress Race

As we head into another Oscar season you’ll see an array of representations of male…

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Can the Cannes Awards Impact the Oscar Race
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Can the Cannes Awards Impact the Oscar Race

Now that the Cannes awards have been handed out, some might wonder whether any of…

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Cannes Diary – Of cloudless climes and starry skies
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Cannes Diary – Of cloudless climes and starry skies

Saying goodbye to this beautiful city is hard. No, coming to this festival is hard.…

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The State of the Race: The Ghost of Roger Ebert, The Future of Film
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The State of the Race: The Ghost of Roger Ebert, The Future of Film

Roger Ebert silently presides over these proceedings here at Cannes. He’s long gone from this…

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The Dardennes, Masters of Form – Two Days, One Night
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The Dardennes, Masters of Form – Two Days, One Night

Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne have made the best film of the Cannes Film Fest…

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Cannes Diary – Because the Night
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Cannes Diary – Because the Night

Six years I’ve been coming to the Cannes Film Fest but I’ve never attended the…

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Finding Oscar Contenders in Cannes
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Finding Oscar Contenders in Cannes