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Oscar Winning film, Gravity has just been re-released on Blu-ray with a special feature called, “Gravity: Silent Space.” It’s a new cinematic experience with an introduction by the director Alfonso Cuaron. To celebrate the release of this movie, mixed in ...
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Erik Kohn on what the potential loss for 12 Years a Slave might be: Whether or not the Oscars exist to acknowledge first-rate cinema or first-rate campaigns, this one deserves to go all the way. If it doesn’t win, the ...
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If you haven’t been reading their Oscar coverage over at you’re missing something. This week, as ballots continue to be outstanding (until the 25th at 5pm) select critics have been called upon to write up the contenders. Some of ...

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Whether an artist is working in front of the camera, behind the camera, or in a recording studio, the film industry is perpetually the home of working ten or twenty years to become an overnight success story. In the case ...

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[This is not an advertorial – all five Best Director contenders will be featured] Alfonso Cuarón was born in Mexico City. His father, Alfredo Cuarón, was a nuclear physicist who, according to Wikipedia, “worked for the United Nations’ International Atomic ...

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It took a while to post this – but it’s not breaking news or anything, just confirmation that Gravity has mowed down the competition in the Visual Effects Society awards. Frozen did well in animated. The Visual Effects Society (VES), ...
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Gold Derby and Movie City News have released their current standings. As you can see, many of the hot shots have switched to Gravity. I know pundits have worked around this in hopes of splitting up the vote to satisfy this ...

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“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ― Barack Obama There are many ...

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It’s kind of interesting that it took a British film director to make the most essential film about American slavery, it might take the British Academy to reward 12 Years a Slave where our DGA couldn’t.  Kris Tapley takes a ...

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For the first time since the Academy expanded the Best Picture race to more than 5 nominees, the industry seems divided between three strong films. The actors branch clearly loves David O. Russell’s American Hustle, giving it nominations in all ...

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One of the of the things Gravity will have to overcome is its lack of screenplay nomination. That’s not particularly surprising for an effects-driven film, a mood piece. Films with very little dialogue often don’t get acknowledged for screenplay, like ...
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This weekend, the Directors Guild adds their voice to the mix. We’ve covered this in the DGA preview, but someone just sent me an email from Gold Derby with the following question: Hey guys, huge fan of Goldderby. As everyone ...
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Scott Feinberg does some post-game analysis after the Critics Choice awards. He is still, like most other pundits, predicting a split between 12 Years a Slave and Gravity. I have this weird feeling, even still, that, at the end of ...

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It kind of seems like there’s no point to even running a contest with Gravity in the VFX department. It’s like Avatar – nothing will even get remotely close.  Nonetheless, here are the VES noms, Gravity leads with 8 nods, ...

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When looking for Best Picture, you’re usually looking for a five key factors: 1) it’s a likable, celebratory film filled with lots of (sometimes popular) actors (Chicago, Argo) 2) it’s historically too important to ignore (Schindler’s List, The Hurt Locker) ...

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Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and a glimpse inside the making of the one of the year’s best films.

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Just as it was great to go into Gravity knowing as little as possible, I think there’s really no need to describe what you’ll see in Jonás Cuarón’s short film Aningaaq that serves as a companion piece to the sensational ...

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What would be the film that would drag the Academy kicking and screaming into the modern era? Would it be a Jim Cameron 3-D sci-fi epic? Nope. Would it be Martin Scorsese brilliantly utilizing the up-to-the-minute technology of today to ...

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With the exception of Ratatouille and Pan’s Labyrinth, Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity is the highest ranked mainstream film in recent memory — having received an astonishing 96 rating on Metacritic with a whopping 47 critics ringing in. Moreover, it has received ...

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