The State of the Race: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
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The State of the Race: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

“We are homesick most for the places we have never known.” ― Carson McCullers We…

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The State of the Race: Fumbling At Last Towards Final Oscar Predictions
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The State of the Race: Fumbling At Last Towards Final Oscar Predictions

  “You put too much stock in human intelligence, it doesn’t annihilate human nature.” ― Philip…

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The State of the Race: A Good Best Picture is Hard to Find
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The State of the Race: A Good Best Picture is Hard to Find

“I once received a letter from an old lady in California who informed me that…

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State of the Race:  “In weakness and fear, and with much trembling.”
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State of the Race: “In weakness and fear, and with much trembling.”

2012’s lineup for Best Picture brings to mind sober reflection.  As we redefine who we…

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The State of the Race: By Three
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The State of the Race: By Three

  Oscar ballots are going out to 5,856 in the Academy.  Those ballots are then…

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The State of the Race: The Land of Hope and Dreams
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The State of the Race: The Land of Hope and Dreams

“This train carries saints and sinners. This train, carries losers and winners.” –Springsteen So much…

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The State of the Race: At War, In Love
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The State of the Race: At War, In Love

So the multitude goes, like the flower and the weed That wither away to let…

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The State of the Race: Defining an Oscar Frontrunner
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The State of the Race: Defining an Oscar Frontrunner

The State of the Race: Fumbling Towards Enlightenment
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The State of the Race: Fumbling Towards Enlightenment

The Oscars can be a kaleidoscope view of our world — spectacular and surreal. Or…

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The State of the Race: Leaps of Faith
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The State of the Race: Leaps of Faith

The State of the Race – And There Was No DGA
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The State of the Race – And There Was No DGA

For the first time in Oscar/DGA history (as far as I know) I’m not entirely…

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The State of the Race: The Ten Commandments of Oscar Watching
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The State of the Race: The Ten Commandments of Oscar Watching

The State of the Race: Selling a True Hero in the Age of the Snark
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The State of the Race: Selling a True Hero in the Age of the Snark

Some days it’s a rough go, filtering life through the waves of chatter online. Much…

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The State of the Race: Wanted – Best Picture Front-Runner, Must Love Dogs
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The State of the Race: Wanted – Best Picture Front-Runner, Must Love Dogs

[buzz] As we head into Toronto, we still don’t have our presumed front-runner for Best…

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The State of the Race: The Oscars in an Election Year
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The State of the Race: The Oscars in an Election Year

I’ve been doing this long enough to remember the last two or three elections through…

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On the Hunt for Best Picture: America Comes Roaring Back
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On the Hunt for Best Picture: America Comes Roaring Back

Oh America, what a big beautiful loser you are. Our giant lumbering paradise is so…

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The State of the Race: The Dark Knight Rises – Wouldn’t it be Nice?
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The State of the Race: The Dark Knight Rises – Wouldn’t it be Nice?

Before the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, I was having my usual battle on Twitter with…

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The State of the Race: In Gods we Trust (and Giveaway)
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The State of the Race: In Gods we Trust (and Giveaway)

[details at the bottom of the post] “They had mocked him through his misery and…

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The State of the Race: Of Bridesmaids and Dragon Tattoos – Year of the Woman or Just Another Year?
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The State of the Race: Of Bridesmaids and Dragon Tattoos – Year of the Woman or Just Another Year?

  It was hard not to notice Robin Wright at the Critics Choice awards, striding…

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The State of the Race:  DGA Fallout – And Yeah, David Fincher
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The State of the Race: DGA Fallout – And Yeah, David Fincher

It’s been a funny year for Oscar movies. The trial separation between critics and the…

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