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OscarWatch: An Early Look at the Best Actress Race

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As we head into another Oscar season you’ll see an array of representations of male characters of all ages and walks of life. Old, young, fat, thin, handsome, unattractive – you name it, they never run out of stories to be told about them. Women, such is not the case. Women have the choice of being the Bond girl, the superhero love interest, the regular love interest who helps male…

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Kristen Stewart Talks ‘Sils Maria’ Amid Great Reviews

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Kristen Stewart told the Wall Street Journal, “The reason this movie was made was not to make a statement about how superficial media can be, but it was a lot of fun for me to be the one to say it. Obviously, I’ve had more experience with the media, so it makes it funnier.” It’s great to hear her speak on the topic and mostly that she’s come out the…

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Scarlett Johansson Unleashes Lucy July 25

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Here comes Lucy. Source: Screenrant

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Praise for Melanie Laurent’s Film Respire

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Melanie Laurent has brought her film Respire here to Cannes. The Playlist’s Jessica Kiang calls this one of her most pleasant experiences at so far while simultaneously giving the film a B+ grade – really? B+ is like what, a pat on the back for a good effort. Couldn’t just fork over that extra half point to give it an A-? or, god forbid, an A? She writes: There is…

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Angelina Jolie Talks Filmmaking and Future Project with Brad Pitt

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video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Angelina wrote the script she and Brad will be starring in together.

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At Cannes Stories About Women Dominate, even if Female Filmmakers are Rare

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In case you’ve been wondering why it’s so difficult to get movies about women made you don’t have to look any further than 2014′s 67th Cannes Film Festival. Under the jury president, Jane Campion, the best films so far in main competition here have revolved around female characters – complex, imperfect, beautifully drawn these leading roles offer up a counter to the majority of films that get paid attention to…

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Finding Oscar Contenders in Cannes

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While Oscar season is a long way off, and the long march to the end of the year often discards films whose buzz can’t be sustained, a good movie is a good movie is a good movie. But we don’t always measure Oscar contenders that way. We measure them, usually, by who made them, how important they are in the business, what their career arc is. For instance, Julianne Moore…

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Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller’s Third Great Film about the American Dream

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“That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” ― George Carlin When John Steinbeck wryly observed that most Americans disdained socialism as if they were “temporarily embarrassed millionaires” whose ship had yet to come in, he had no idea just how many millions of hard working self-made millionaires the country would someday spawn — how many would actually attain that American…

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Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner Emerges as First Oscar Contender of 2014

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While it’s true that Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is also an early contender for film awards, Mike Leigh’s lavish epic about Britain’s greatest painter is very likely a film to keep an eye on for end of the year voting — if it can last that long. Though it’s hardly a crowd-pleaser in any respect — if you put Argo on one side of the world you could…

Mark Harris and Tom O’Neil on the Oscar Race

Mark Harris and Tom O’Neil on the Oscar Race

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Two of my favorite people in the whole world shoot the shit about Oscar season. Tom O’Neil runs Gold Derby and Mark Harris writes the Oscar column for Grantland.com, among other things.