The State of the Race: In the Heat of the Season
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The State of the Race: In the Heat of the Season

The Best Picture lineup of 2014 has one more pit stop before it reveals itself.…

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The State of the Race: Best Picture Watch – Will the Winner Emerge at Toronto?
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The State of the Race: Best Picture Watch – Will the Winner Emerge at Toronto?

The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg just put it this way, “The eventual best picture Oscar…

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The State of the Race: How Telluride Shapes the Oscars
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The State of the Race: How Telluride Shapes the Oscars

Every year after Telluride there is the sense that bigger, better movies could still come…

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The State of the Race: The First Gurus of Gold of the Season
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The State of the Race: The First Gurus of Gold of the Season

I love the Oscar race. I hate the Oscar race. And yet, the season is upon…

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The State of the Race: Will be the Year of the Female Anti Hero?
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The State of the Race: Will be the Year of the Female Anti Hero?

**Slight Spoiler Warning*** Women don’t get to be anti-heroes much, at least where Oscar wins…

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Chadwick Boseman Joins Early Contenders as the Pre-Telluride Season Closes
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Chadwick Boseman Joins Early Contenders as the Pre-Telluride Season Closes

In just one month Telluride will happen and by then we’ll have a decent enough…

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Boyhood Becomes Among Best Reviewed Films of All Time, Takes Lead in Best Picture Race
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Boyhood Becomes Among Best Reviewed Films of All Time, Takes Lead in Best Picture Race

The Oscar race has nowhere near begun. But if you’re hunting around for a frontrunner,…

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The State of the Race: Will Best Picture Ever Be More or Less Than Nine?
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The State of the Race: Will Best Picture Ever Be More or Less Than Nine?

The State of the Race: The Ghost of Roger Ebert, The Future of Film
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The State of the Race: The Ghost of Roger Ebert, The Future of Film

Roger Ebert silently presides over these proceedings here at Cannes. He’s long gone from this…

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The State of the Race: What We Can Learn from Cannes So Far
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The State of the Race: What We Can Learn from Cannes So Far

It’s best not to think about the Oscar race when in Cannes. Why would you?…

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