The State of the Race: Academy’s Choice Embrace the Future or Redefine the Past
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The State of the Race: Academy’s Choice Embrace the Future or Redefine the Past

The State of the Race: The Stuff that Dreams are Made On
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The State of the Race: The Stuff that Dreams are Made On

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded…

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The State of the Race: Best Picture, Too Close to Call
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The State of the Race: Best Picture, Too Close to Call

The Producers Guild pulled out the rug out from awards season by awarding two films…

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The State of the Race: A Wolf Crashes the Party
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The State of the Race: A Wolf Crashes the Party

The early morning streets of Los Angeles were virtually empty as I drove down Wilshire…

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The State of the Race: American Hustle Takes the Lead to win Best Picture
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The State of the Race: American Hustle Takes the Lead to win Best Picture

In all of the ways people think the Oscar race is predictable it always turns…

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The State of the Race Part Two: The Vanishing Stories of Women
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The State of the Race Part Two: The Vanishing Stories of Women

The State of the Race: To the Wonder
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The State of the Race: To the Wonder

“The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in…

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The State of the Race: The Collapse of the American Dream
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The State of the Race: The Collapse of the American Dream

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited…

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The State of the Race: “Oscar Potential”
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The State of the Race: “Oscar Potential”

It isn’t just the Oscar race where everyone is an expert. We talk about movies…

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The State of the Race: One Month Away from Knowing
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The State of the Race: One Month Away from Knowing

The State of the Race: How to Fly Under the Radar
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The State of the Race: How to Fly Under the Radar

After witnessing how Argo took last year’s very competitive Best Picture race, the key to…

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The State of the Race: The New American Hero
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The State of the Race: The New American Hero

“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes…

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The State of the Race: I’ll Stand on the Ocean Until I Start Sinking
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The State of the Race: I’ll Stand on the Ocean Until I Start Sinking

The central theme of many of 2013’s best and most important films is survival –…

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The State of the Race: Telluride and the Best Picture Oscar Race
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The State of the Race: Telluride and the Best Picture Oscar Race

Over the past few years, Telluride has become the launching pad for Oscar contenders and…

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The State of the Race: Fruitvale Station Poised to Make Oscar History
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The State of the Race: Fruitvale Station Poised to Make Oscar History

As of this moment, only two films look poised to enter the Best Picture race…

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Saying Goodbye to Oscars 2012 and Thanks
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Saying Goodbye to Oscars 2012 and Thanks

My Oscar year started on the French riviera. It was cold and raining. Without the…

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The State of the Race: Who Controls the Academy Awards?
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The State of the Race: Who Controls the Academy Awards?

It’s been a rough year for Zero Dark Thirty fans, a rougher year for Lincoln…

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The State of the Race: Out from the Grizzly Maze
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The State of the Race: Out from the Grizzly Maze

The State of the Race: “Movies Now More than Ever”
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The State of the Race: “Movies Now More than Ever”

“Old endgame lost of old, play and lose and have done with losing.” –Samuel Beckett…

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The State of the Race: Searching for Soderbergh — Baby Let Me Follow You Down
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The State of the Race: Searching for Soderbergh — Baby Let Me Follow You Down

“There are a lot of people to thank. Rather than thank some of them publicly,…

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