Sally Field channeled grief over mother’s death into Lincoln
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Sally Field channeled grief over mother’s death into Lincoln

Sally Field was featured on ABC Evening News tonight in a story that originally aired…

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Lincoln, Spielberg and the Seeds of Time
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Lincoln, Spielberg and the Seeds of Time

Kathleen Kennedy: Desert Island Producer
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Kathleen Kennedy: Desert Island Producer

Since the Oscar race that started with Argo in Telluride is now finishing with Argo…

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Oscar bits and bites
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Oscar bits and bites

David O. Russell probably didn’t know there was a camera on him when he heard…

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Happy Birthday to Abe Lincoln (and Charles Darwin)
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Happy Birthday to Abe Lincoln (and Charles Darwin)

Lincoln covers Film Comment
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Lincoln covers Film Comment

Beautiful shot. Kent Jones’ article isn’t online but it’s reportedly worth the $5.95 newsstand price…

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Spielberg, Goodwin, and Day-Lewis on 60 Minutes: “Bringing Lincoln to Life”
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Spielberg, Goodwin, and Day-Lewis on 60 Minutes: “Bringing Lincoln to Life”

60 Minutes tonight explores the depth of detail that Spielberg and his collaborators put into…

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Just a Reminder of 2012’s Best Picture Contenders
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Just a Reminder of 2012’s Best Picture Contenders

The State of the Race: Ruminating on Argo as The Frontrunner
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The State of the Race: Ruminating on Argo as The Frontrunner

Before I begin, let me explain. It’s true that we’ve reached the moment in every…

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Comment from an Unlikely Source
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Comment from an Unlikely Source

Over at Hollywood-Elsewhere, Jeff Wells is working hard to convince the world that Lincoln is…

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Lessons in Oscar Watching: Every David Needs a Goliath
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Lessons in Oscar Watching: Every David Needs a Goliath

As I was thumbing through the headlines and tweets about Ben Affleck, the DGA and…

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Spielberg the Clear Favorite to Win best Director, American People Say
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Spielberg the Clear Favorite to Win best Director, American People Say

I guess Americans are about to get a big shock to see that Spielberg isn’t…

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Steven Spielberg Named Filmmaker of the Year by the Editors Society
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Steven Spielberg Named Filmmaker of the Year by the Editors Society

Last year’s recipient, Alexander Payne for The Descendants, which also won editing. However, Argo is…

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19th Annual SAG Awards spread the wealth; Lincoln leads with two wins
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19th Annual SAG Awards spread the wealth; Lincoln leads with two wins

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role DANIEL DAY-LEWIS…

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Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley
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Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley

One of the more irritating boils on the ass of this year’s Oscar season is…

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The NY Post and Jeff Wells Continue their Lincoln Take-down
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The NY Post and Jeff Wells Continue their Lincoln Take-down

History Envisioned, Revisited
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History Envisioned, Revisited

As President Obama readies for his second inaugural (he’s officially been sworn in but the…

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Lincoln Featurette
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Lincoln Featurette

For anyone interested in the making of the movie, here is a featurette – might…

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Oscar Flashback – The Freak Years
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Oscar Flashback – The Freak Years

We as Oscar pundits invest so much of our time into the Oscar race, nearly…

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The Audacity of a Film About Ideas: the Case for Lincoln
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The Audacity of a Film About Ideas: the Case for Lincoln