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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The State of the Race: The Changing of the Guard
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The State of the Race: The Changing of the Guard

As I re-watched Avatar last night, or tried to, I was thinking about the future…

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The State of the Race: “Write Me Well”
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The State of the Race: “Write Me Well”

This year there are more writer/directors than there have been in a long while.  …

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The State of the Race — Rage Against the Machine
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The State of the Race — Rage Against the Machine

  Reviews, like the Oscars, like your own impressions, are moments in time captured.  Some…

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The State of the Race — Now is the Winter of Our Discontent
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The State of the Race — Now is the Winter of Our Discontent

Every year, hope springs eternal until the awards actually start being handed out. The disappointment…

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The State of the Race: First out of the Gate
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The State of the Race: First out of the Gate

The decision to move the New York Film Critics up to be announced before the…

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The State of the Race: The Wide Open Landscape of the Best Picture Race
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The State of the Race: The Wide Open Landscape of the Best Picture Race

This year, there are only a handful of films that have run the gauntlet and…

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The State of the Race: A Storm’s Coming
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The State of the Race: A Storm’s Coming

The State of the Race: A Storm's Coming
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The State of the Race: A Storm's Coming

The State of the Race – It isn’t the 1%, it’s the 9%
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The State of the Race – It isn’t the 1%, it’s the 9%

The State of the Race – There Still Is No There There
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The State of the Race – There Still Is No There There

Gurus link In our ongoing search for Oscar’s best picture winner, which doesn’t necessarily define…

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The State of the Race: The Calm Before the Storm
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The State of the Race: The Calm Before the Storm

As we contemplate where we’re going and where we’ve been it’s important to take note…

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The State of the Race: The NYFCC Shakes Things Up
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The State of the Race: The NYFCC Shakes Things Up

This morning, the New York Film Critics announced that they’re moving up their voting date…

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The State of the Race: Climbing the tree and finding Best Picture, branch by branch
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The State of the Race: Climbing the tree and finding Best Picture, branch by branch

In the circle of gal pals we’re playfully calling Oscar’s Angels, I discuss with Anne,…

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The State of the Race: The Oscars, In Sickness and in Health
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The State of the Race: The Oscars, In Sickness and in Health

Charlie Kaufman’s takes quite a hefty slug to Oscar’s pudgy middle in his script, Frank…

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