Boxtrolls Leads Annie Award Nominations
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Boxtrolls Leads Annie Award Nominations

Best Animated Feature Big Hero 6 – 
Walt Disney Animation Studios Cheatin’ – Plymptoons Studio…

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Golden Satellites Nominations – Birdman leads with 10
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Golden Satellites Nominations – Birdman leads with 10

The Golden Satellites usually look like fantasy football to me. But their Best Picture nominations…

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Boyhood and Linklater top 80th New York Film Critics Circle Awards
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Boyhood and Linklater top 80th New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: Boyhood Best Director: Richard Linklater (Boyhood) Best First Film: Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)…

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Unbroken Screens as the Last Gasp of Awards Season Awaits Major Critics
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Unbroken Screens as the Last Gasp of Awards Season Awaits Major Critics

Nothing has won anything major yet. The Imitation Game won the top People’s Choice award…

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The Pretenders: Femmes Fatales in the Age of Narcissism
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The Pretenders: Femmes Fatales in the Age of Narcissism

Suzanne used to say that you’re not really anybody in America…unless you’re on Tv. ‘Cause…

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Selma Brings back Martin Luther King, Jr. When he’s Needed Most
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Selma Brings back Martin Luther King, Jr. When he’s Needed Most

Selma just crashed the Oscar race in a big, big way. Naturally, the questions would…

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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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Predict the New York Film Critics
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Predict the New York Film Critics

On Monday, the New York Film Critics will begin voting. Tuesday, the following day, will…

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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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The State of the Race:  Running the Gauntlet
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The State of the Race:  Running the Gauntlet

The old days of Oscar watching made it much easier for a contender to sneak…

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The State of the Race: Ten Things We Know About the Oscar Race Already
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The State of the Race: Ten Things We Know About the Oscar Race Already

The Hollywood Film Awards launched the awards race for the muggles – that is, it…

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Tallying up the Numbers so Far – the People vs. The Critics
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Tallying up the Numbers so Far – the People vs. The Critics

I feel like I’m probably trying to make fetch happen with Gone Girl and Best…

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