The State of the Race: A Tale of Two Oscars
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The State of the Race: A Tale of Two Oscars

Producers Guild Preview and Predictions – Beware the Preferential Ballot
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Producers Guild Preview and Predictions – Beware the Preferential Ballot

Enter our contest here The Eddies that announced today are really your first big consensus…

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A Letter of Thanks – To Readers, Friends, Artists
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A Letter of Thanks – To Readers, Friends, Artists

Believe it or not, I’ve been tracking the Oscars on this website for the entire…

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The Performances of the Year: Best Actor
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The Performances of the Year: Best Actor

The State of the Race:  Puppets and Peacocks – how the Tail Wags the Dog During Oscar Season
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The State of the Race: Puppets and Peacocks – how the Tail Wags the Dog During Oscar Season

This year’s Best Picture race is wide open except for the film right at the…

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Best Actress: The Performances of the Year
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Best Actress: The Performances of the Year

This year was a wakeup call, or should have been, for anyone paying attention to…

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Best Picture: Why Selma is a threat, and not just in the Oscar race
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Best Picture: Why Selma is a threat, and not just in the Oscar race

Women directors have much to live down before they can be taken seriously. Most of…

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Supporting Unsung Supporting Actresses
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Supporting Unsung Supporting Actresses

When Naomi Watts was nominated by the Screen Actors Guild the pundits kind of giggled…

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The State of the Race: Turn on Your Heart Light
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The State of the Race: Turn on Your Heart Light

The Oscar race for Best Picture looks a little like the shelves at Kmart after…

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The Sublime, the Grotesque and the Absurd: How the Best Films of 2014 Found Their Way In
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The Sublime, the Grotesque and the Absurd: How the Best Films of 2014 Found Their Way In

1. Gone Girl, Selma, Boyhood Three films stand out as the year’s best to me…

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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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