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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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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