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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2013: Looking forward to 140 films

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We’ll begin with 120 titles. I hope and expect to be told I’ve forgotten some that need to be added. To make this survey more manageable, I’ve tried to divide the list roughly in half. Part One holds most of the high-profile films. Call them what you want — Awards Hopefuls, Top Tier, Oscar Fodder. I’m not labeling them. Part One lists just the 65 films that we’re most familiar…

How Many Oscar Best Picture Nominees will there be? A Poll!

How Many Oscar Best Picture Nominees will there be? A Poll!

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We don’t know, for the second year in a row, whether there will be five or more nominees.  Voters pick five of their favorites. The Academy then counts them down using the preferential system, as they’ve done for decades.  The only difference now is that they include movies that reach a certain threshold, or get very close to the five. [poll id="7"]

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The Greatest Films of All Time … Directed by Women

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Melissa Silverstein has put together a list of films directed by women to counteract the BFI’s top 50 best of all time. It’s a man’s man world, baby. Only real men link to her piece, as Roger Ebert did on Twitter. The others? Nada. Zip. No one is covering this story except the few shriekers out there who remain unafraid. You see, griping about racism and sexism comes at a…

Poll: Your best guess for Best Picture

Poll: Your best guess for Best Picture

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The Guardian has built a slide-show listing 50 movies they claim are “strong Oscar contenders.” While a dozen or so are undeniably in the running for a Best Picture nomination, the best that can be said for most others named here is that they’re, um… eligible. In the dog days of August we can always doggedly gather the shiniest objects for lists of hopefuls like this. The trick now is…

Your Favorite Gay Films: 30 Years of GLBT Cinema

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UPDATE: after 12 hours, here’s how the first 700 voters ranked the Top 15 Gay Films of the past 3 decades. With 170 titles on the poll, check out your choices for the Top 50 GLBT Films of the past 30 years. Since this list kept growing the longer I fiddled with it, you can choose up to 20 of your fabsolute favorite gay films. (Incidentally this is lengthiest poll…

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Best Picture Poll

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Readers Poll: Best Supporting Actress & Actor Oscar

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While many of the major categories have been dominated by early front-runners for weeks, the Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress roles have maintained a more exciting balance of neck-and-neck rivalries. Some of the biggest Oscar surprises are typically reserved for winners in supporting role, and this year is no exception. Click to page 2 to vote for the 5 names in each category that you think the Academy will choose…

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AD Readers Poll: Predict the Oscar screenplays

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Choose the 10 screenplays you think the Academy will nominate (not your own personal favorites). Cast your votes after the cut.

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AD Readers Poll: Predict Best Director

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You know the drill. It’s all about which 5 directors you think the Academy will choose. Ballot after the cut.

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AD Readers Poll: Predict Best Actor

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Plowing forward with the men now. What Would Oscar Do? Choose 5 Actors after the cut.