The State of the Oscar Race – And of These, Hope
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The State of the Oscar Race – And of These, Hope

With two weeks before the US Presidential election, nerves are frayed. The horses are kicking…

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The Eternal Reach: How Steven Spielberg’s evolving ideas continue to ignite cinema
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The Eternal Reach: How Steven Spielberg’s evolving ideas continue to ignite cinema

There was something very telling watching Steven Spielberg at the AFI Fest last year introducing…

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Denzel Washington Launches into the Oscar Race for Best Actor
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Denzel Washington Launches into the Oscar Race for Best Actor

Todd McCarthy says about Denzel Washington in Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, “Onscreen for nearly the entire…

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Cloud Atlas: Appetite of the Soul
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Cloud Atlas: Appetite of the Soul

“The urge to transcend self-conscious selfhood is, as I have said, a principal appetite of…

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Ben Affleck’s Argo scores big with critics
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Ben Affleck’s Argo scores big with critics

Always risky to say a movie is a unanimous hit with critics because even as…

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Spielberg’s Lincoln Well Received at New York Film Fest
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Spielberg’s Lincoln Well Received at New York Film Fest

How you view the reactions to the NYFF is probably one of those “glass if…

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Ava DuVernay Joins the Original Screenplay Race, Emayatzy Corinealdi for Best Actress
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Ava DuVernay Joins the Original Screenplay Race, Emayatzy Corinealdi for Best Actress

Yet another delightful surprise has dropped in the lap of Oscar this year in Ava…

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Argo: Just a Great F*cking Movie
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Argo: Just a Great F*cking Movie

The State of the Race – And There Was No DGA
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The State of the Race – And There Was No DGA

For the first time in Oscar/DGA history (as far as I know) I’m not entirely…

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Movie City News Releases Gurus of Gold, Part 1, Post Toronto – Still Anyone’s Game
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Movie City News Releases Gurus of Gold, Part 1, Post Toronto – Still Anyone’s Game