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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Oscar Doc Shortlist Announced, Last Days in Vietnam, Life Itself, CitizenFour and Citizen Koch
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Oscar Doc Shortlist Announced, Last Days in Vietnam, Life Itself, CitizenFour and Citizen Koch

“Art and Craft,” Purple Parrot Films “The Case against 8,” Day in Court “Citizen Koch,”…

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Gotham Independent Film Awards for Birdman, Moore and Keaton
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Gotham Independent Film Awards for Birdman, Moore and Keaton

* Best Feature – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Alejandro G. Iñárritu,…

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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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