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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Creepy Racist Commenters Crawl out from Under Rocks at Breitbart on Selma Story
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Creepy Racist Commenters Crawl out from Under Rocks at Breitbart on Selma Story

Ah, what’s that sound? Racism and misogyny filling the air. Sounds like … mewling and whining…

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Oscars 2015: How the Race can Sometimes Kill the Best Movies
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Oscars 2015: How the Race can Sometimes Kill the Best Movies

I happened to hear in passing someone who’d seen Unbroken in Australia. Or, rather, someone…

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Women Take Center in this Year’s Oscar Race
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Women Take Center in this Year’s Oscar Race

In addition to Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, which is being screened and will be reviewed soon,…

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A Movie Star Crashes the Best Director Race
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A Movie Star Crashes the Best Director Race

A funny thing is happening in the Oscar race. A film that most people haven’t…

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The State of the Race:  Running the Gauntlet
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The State of the Race:  Running the Gauntlet

The old days of Oscar watching made it much easier for a contender to sneak…

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The State of the Race: Ten Things We Know About the Oscar Race Already
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The State of the Race: Ten Things We Know About the Oscar Race Already

The Hollywood Film Awards launched the awards race for the muggles – that is, it…

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Tallying up the Numbers so Far – the People vs. The Critics
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Tallying up the Numbers so Far – the People vs. The Critics

I feel like I’m probably trying to make fetch happen with Gone Girl and Best…

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Oscars 2015 – Hollywood’s Woman Problem
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Oscars 2015 – Hollywood’s Woman Problem

Despite my reputation online, in the Oscar race and on message boards around the internet,…

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The State of the Race: In a Wide Open Race, Advocacy Rules the Day
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The State of the Race: In a Wide Open Race, Advocacy Rules the Day

Two films were shown at AFI Fest. One, Selma which had mostly dropped off the…

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Oscars 2015: This Movie is Like That Movie is Like This Movie
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Oscars 2015: This Movie is Like That Movie is Like This Movie

Perhaps it’s that films are sold to us now in packages of “pre-awareness” that we’ve…

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The State of the Race: Of Gone Girls, Lost Boys, and Galaxies Far, Far Away
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The State of the Race: Of Gone Girls, Lost Boys, and Galaxies Far, Far Away

The lost boys that crowd Oscars 2015 have no real qualities to be leaders or…

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Big Hero 6, Interstellar Open Strong – Gone Girl Bounces to 3
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Big Hero 6, Interstellar Open Strong – Gone Girl Bounces to 3

  Gone Girl’s box office has officially entered phenom status with its take domestically, $145…

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The State of the Race:  Will Late Breakers Change the Game?
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The State of the Race: Will Late Breakers Change the Game?

The air in Los Angeles turned cold just as November arrived and with it the…

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Oscars 2015: A Weak Year in Film or Too Many People Talking about the Oscars?
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Oscars 2015: A Weak Year in Film or Too Many People Talking about the Oscars?

This is your mission should you choose to accept it. Spend an entire year talking…

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Best Actress 2014 – The Woman and the Woman Behind the Man
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Best Actress 2014 – The Woman and the Woman Behind the Man

There has never been a more scarce lineup for Best Actress than there is right…

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First Oscar Surprise: Whiplash Giveaway – Signed Poster and Soundtrack!
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First Oscar Surprise: Whiplash Giveaway – Signed Poster and Soundtrack!

We’re giving away a signed poster by Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons & Damien Chazelle, along…

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