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The Performances of the Year: Best Actor


You’re lucky if you’re a white male. You get to sit down each time in a movie theater and watch yet another man work through his problems, chase down his goal, implode, explode, seduce, say nothing, say everything, save the world, save humanity, paint his masterpiece, survive a POW camp, ...

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Nine Films Advance in the Foreign Language Race


You know Mommy was way “too much” for the conservative voters.  Ida will win this probably. Argentina, “Wild Tales,” Damián Szifrón, director; Estonia, “Tangerines,” Zaza Urushadze, director; Georgia, “Corn Island,” George Ovashvili, director; Mauritania, “Timbuktu,” Abderrahmane Sissako, director; Netherlands, “Accused,” Paula van der Oest, director; Poland, “Ida,” Paweł Pawlikowski, director; ...

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20th BFCA Critics’ Choice Nominations!


NOMINATIONS FOR THE 20th ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS BEST PICTURE Birdman Boyhood Gone Girl The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Nightcrawler Selma The Theory of Everything Unbroken Whiplash BEST ACTOR Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler Michael ...

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Oscar and the $100 Million Dollar Baby


Academy voters get their ballots at the end of the month, right after the holiday season but still during the holiday break. With pundits varying wildly in different directions once you get past the first four locked titles, Boyhood, Birdman, Theory and Imitation Game. One thing seems certain, though. This ...

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