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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The State of the Race: The Directors, Masters of the Craft
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The State of the Race: The Directors, Masters of the Craft

It’s funny how little our view of the Oscar landscape has changed since Cannes in…

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The State of the Race: “Oscar Potential”
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The State of the Race: “Oscar Potential”

It isn’t just the Oscar race where everyone is an expert. We talk about movies…

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The State of the Race: Best Director – Scorsese Clears the Room
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The State of the Race: Best Director – Scorsese Clears the Room

Watch the spankin’ new trailer here. It’s unlikely that 2013, despite the slate of exceptionally…

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The State of the Race: One Month Away from Knowing
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The State of the Race: One Month Away from Knowing

The State of the Race: How to Fly Under the Radar
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The State of the Race: How to Fly Under the Radar

After witnessing how Argo took last year’s very competitive Best Picture race, the key to…

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The State of the Race: Gravity Changes the Game but will it Change the Academy?
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The State of the Race: Gravity Changes the Game but will it Change the Academy?

What would be the film that would drag the Academy kicking and screaming into the…

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The State of the Race: The New American Hero
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The State of the Race: The New American Hero

“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes…

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The State of the Race: Will There be a Hillary Effect on the Oscar Race?
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The State of the Race: Will There be a Hillary Effect on the Oscar Race?

Imagine as we enter Oscar race 2013 three strong films written and directed by women,…

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