The Hurt Locker wins Chlotrudis prize
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The Hurt Locker wins Chlotrudis prize

Last night the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film added one more top honor to The…

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The State of the Race – the Shifting Winds
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The State of the Race – the Shifting Winds

Charges of Racism, Anti-Semitism Make the Rounds
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Charges of Racism, Anti-Semitism Make the Rounds

Two stories won’t go away. The first are the occasional but passionate articles about Precious,…

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Best Picture – of Frontrunners and Potential Upsets
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Best Picture – of Frontrunners and Potential Upsets

Two big differences this year will ultimately affect the outcome of the race. The first…

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Mo’Nique Has it in Perspective
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Mo’Nique Has it in Perspective

I love it when someone cuts through the bullshit. The NY Times’ David Carr talks…

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Precious, The Blind Side, Invictus get NAACP Nods
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Precious, The Blind Side, Invictus get NAACP Nods

News from In Contention’s The Circuit: Best Motion Picture ‚ÄúThe Blind Side‚Äù ‚ÄúInvictus‚Äù ‚ÄúMichael Jackson‚Äôs…

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The State of the Race: Stumble and Stride
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The State of the Race: Stumble and Stride

Oscar season starts with the movies. Ideally, those movies are released throughout the year and…

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The USC Scripter Nominations!
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The USC Scripter Nominations!

District 9!!! (I apologize to the person whom I said this didn’t qualify – you…

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Scripter Preview
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Scripter Preview

Tuesday, along with the Producers Guild, the USC Scripter will announce its nominees. The Scripter,…

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BBC’s Tom Brook’s Top Five
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BBC’s Tom Brook’s Top Five

The BBC’s movie reporter, Tom Brook, chooses five of the year’s best (video): 5. District…

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The State of the Race: Best Picture is Anyone’s Game
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The State of the Race: Best Picture is Anyone’s Game

It has been said that the only really exciting Oscar races are those with a…

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African-American Critics honor Precious
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African-American Critics honor Precious

The African-American Film Critics Association has named Precious as the Best Picture of 2009 (thanks…

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In Defense of Precious
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In Defense of Precious

Pop Matters author Matt Mazur writes what has to be one of the most interesting…

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Where I Draw the Line with the NBR
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Where I Draw the Line with the NBR

Take it from me, Oscar watchers, the National Board of Review doesn’t mean THAT much.…

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Oscar Roundtable Part Two!  What Film Wins Best Pic?
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Oscar Roundtable Part Two! What Film Wins Best Pic?

Part Two of the Oscar Roundtable: Damien Bona: Inside Oscar, 10th Anniversary Edition and Inside…

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Precious Pressing Buttons, Inspiring Debate
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Precious Pressing Buttons, Inspiring Debate

Pressing things right to the line is Lee Daniels’ controversial film, Precious. The New York…

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The State of the Race: Follow the Money
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The State of the Race: Follow the Money

“What good is knowledge if it just floats in the air? It goes from computer…

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How Do You Listen to a Lee Daniels Interview and …
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How Do You Listen to a Lee Daniels Interview and …

…Not fall in love with him? That’s my question. You all know how much I…

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Precious Kills at the Box Office
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Precious Kills at the Box Office

EW’s Dave Karger takes a look at Precious’ opening numbers and comes up with the…

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Precious achieves critical mass
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Precious achieves critical mass

Mariah Carey, Lee Daniels, Gabourey Sidibe & Paula Patton – Cannes Film Festival, May 15…

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