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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The State of the Race: Where the Oscars Go when Television Starts to Lead
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The State of the Race: Where the Oscars Go when Television Starts to Lead

The times, they are changing.  When True Detective aired, the buzz caught on slowly.  Folks…

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The State of the Race: Down to the Wire, Best Picture Still Set on Telluride Time
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The State of the Race: Down to the Wire, Best Picture Still Set on Telluride Time

The State of the Race: The Eddie Keeps the Race Wide Open – Enter Captain Phillips
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The State of the Race: The Eddie Keeps the Race Wide Open – Enter Captain Phillips

Last night in the Arlington theater I sat next to the Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg.…

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The State of the Race: Academy’s Choice Embrace the Future or Redefine the Past
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The State of the Race: Academy’s Choice Embrace the Future or Redefine the Past

The State of the Race: The Stuff that Dreams are Made On
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The State of the Race: The Stuff that Dreams are Made On

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded…

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The State of the Race: Guilds Split Three Ways, Gravity has Edge
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The State of the Race: Guilds Split Three Ways, Gravity has Edge

For the first time since the Academy expanded the Best Picture race to more than…

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The State of the Race: A Wolf Crashes the Party
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The State of the Race: A Wolf Crashes the Party

The early morning streets of Los Angeles were virtually empty as I drove down Wilshire…

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The State of the Race: Flirting with the Edges of Making History
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The State of the Race: Flirting with the Edges of Making History

The State of the Race: American Hustle Takes the Lead to win Best Picture
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The State of the Race: American Hustle Takes the Lead to win Best Picture

In all of the ways people think the Oscar race is predictable it always turns…

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The State of the Race: The Shifting Best Picture
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The State of the Race: The Shifting Best Picture

When looking for Best Picture, you’re usually looking for a five key factors: 1) it’s…

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The State of the Race Part Two: The Vanishing Stories of Women
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The State of the Race Part Two: The Vanishing Stories of Women

The State of the Race Part One: Stories of Great and Flawed Men Endure
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The State of the Race Part One: Stories of Great and Flawed Men Endure

“Produce great men, the rest follows.” Walt Whitman The year’s most powerful film tells the…

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The State of the Race: To the Wonder
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The State of the Race: To the Wonder

“The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in…

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The State of the Race: The Collapse of the American Dream
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The State of the Race: The Collapse of the American Dream

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited…

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The State of the Race: Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying
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The State of the Race: Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying

There is no doubt that the human experience feels more isolated and isolating now than…

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