The State of the Race: Because Sometimes We’re Wrong
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The State of the Race: Because Sometimes We’re Wrong

Last year, David Poland did an experiment. He asked the Gurus to rank the top…

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New Trailer for Unbroken
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New Trailer for Unbroken

Neil Patrick Harris to Class up the Oscars!
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Neil Patrick Harris to Class up the Oscars!

Variety just broke the story that Neil Patrick Harris, currently romancing Ms. Amy in Gone…

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Patricia Arquette in Boyhood: One of the Best Performances of the Year
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Patricia Arquette in Boyhood: One of the Best Performances of the Year

A while back I got the chance to interview Patricia Arquette, an actress I’ve been…

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The State of the Race: And Then There Were Women
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The State of the Race: And Then There Were Women

As the 2014/2015 Oscar race begins to take shape, pundits are circling the possibilities.  They…

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Op-Ed Writers Deepening Conversation on Gone Girl
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Op-Ed Writers Deepening Conversation on Gone Girl

Awards season can ruin every great thing about movies because films are set up to…

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Oscars 2015: What a “Frontrunner” Means
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Oscars 2015: What a “Frontrunner” Means

There are a variety of approaches for watching the Oscar race. Quick history: back in…

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83 Countries Submit Films for Foreign Language Oscars
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83 Countries Submit Films for Foreign Language Oscars

Don’t forget to follow Nathaniel Rogers at The Film Experience for the very best coverage…

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The State of the Race: What We Talk About When We Talk About Consensus
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The State of the Race: What We Talk About When We Talk About Consensus

As we head into awards season, it’s a good time to start talking about the…

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Whiplash and Other Dark Horse Best Picture Contenders
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Whiplash and Other Dark Horse Best Picture Contenders

One of the films that is spreading via word of mouth, and flying under the…

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The State of the Race: Best Director and the Age of the American Visionary
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The State of the Race: Best Director and the Age of the American Visionary

The Best Directing Oscar has not gone to a director born in America for the…

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Gone Girl’s $38 million opener Sets Record for Director David Fincher
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Gone Girl’s $38 million opener Sets Record for Director David Fincher

Gone Girl far surpassed expectations to earn $38 million this past weekend, (early tracking had…

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Gone Girl Sparks Debate about What Defines Strong Women or Cool Girls
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Gone Girl Sparks Debate about What Defines Strong Women or Cool Girls

(SPOILERS) “Kubrick is after a cool, sunlit vision of hell, born in the bosom of…

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Eagerly Anticipated Trailer for American Sniper is Here
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Eagerly Anticipated Trailer for American Sniper is Here

From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most…

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Best Actor 2015: Zeroing in on the Five (plus poll)
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Best Actor 2015: Zeroing in on the Five (plus poll)

The most competitive category in the Oscar race is traditionally Best Picture. All of the…

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The Gone Girl Soundtrack: The Landscape of Longing
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The Gone Girl Soundtrack: The Landscape of Longing

The Gone Girl soundtrack is another brilliant masterwork by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, opening…

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Shifting Perspectives – How Anne Thompson and Kenneth Turan are Changing the Game
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Shifting Perspectives – How Anne Thompson and Kenneth Turan are Changing the Game

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a…

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The State of the Race: “But is it an Oscar Movie?”
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The State of the Race: “But is it an Oscar Movie?”

It’s 1941. A movie comes out that blasts a character who has an uncanny resemblance…

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Gone Girl Review: Sympathy for the Devil
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Gone Girl Review: Sympathy for the Devil

“So if you meet me Have some courtesy Have some sympathy, and some taste Use…

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Rosamund Pike Crashes the Best Actress Race with one of the Best Performances of the Year
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Rosamund Pike Crashes the Best Actress Race with one of the Best Performances of the Year

NOTE: Gone Girl, novel and a movie, is thick with surprising twists. If you don’t…

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