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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The State of the Race: Oscar Season Primer, Hold onto Your Butts
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The State of the Race: Oscar Season Primer, Hold onto Your Butts

Or How to Maintain One’s Self Respect When Things Start to Get Ugly… The New…

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New TV Spot for David Ayer’s Fury, “One Last Mission”
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New TV Spot for David Ayer’s Fury, “One Last Mission”

David Ayer’s World War II epic looks to be a stirring, emotional war movie released…

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More Praise for Fincher’s Gone Girl
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More Praise for Fincher’s Gone Girl

Scott Foundas calls Gone Girl the movie of the year: In full accord w/ @justincchang:…

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Variety raves Fincher’s Gone Girl
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Variety raves Fincher’s Gone Girl

In what can only be ranked as a flat-out, unconditional rave, Justin Chang reviews David…

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Ava DuVernay Previews Selma
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Ava DuVernay Previews Selma

A small gathering of folks were invited to see five minutes of Selma, the Martin…

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New Teaser & Poster: JC Chandor’s A Most Violent Year to Get Oscar Qualifying Run before Opening in 2015
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