The State of the Race: You Can’t Stop What’s Coming
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The State of the Race: You Can’t Stop What’s Coming

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to…

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The State of the Race – Heroes, Real and Imagined
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The State of the Race – Heroes, Real and Imagined

The Oscar race in 2012 has boiled down to heroic characters leading the charge towards…

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The State of the Race: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
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The State of the Race: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

“We are homesick most for the places we have never known.” ― Carson McCullers We…

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The State of the Race: Fumbling At Last Towards Final Oscar Predictions
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The State of the Race: Fumbling At Last Towards Final Oscar Predictions

  “You put too much stock in human intelligence, it doesn’t annihilate human nature.” ― Philip…

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The State of the Race: A Good Best Picture is Hard to Find
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The State of the Race: A Good Best Picture is Hard to Find

“I once received a letter from an old lady in California who informed me that…

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State of the Race:  “In weakness and fear, and with much trembling.”
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State of the Race: “In weakness and fear, and with much trembling.”

2012’s lineup for Best Picture brings to mind sober reflection.  As we redefine who we…

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The State of the Race: The Land of Hope and Dreams
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The State of the Race: The Land of Hope and Dreams

“This train carries saints and sinners. This train, carries losers and winners.” –Springsteen So much…

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The State of the Race: At War, In Love
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The State of the Race: At War, In Love

So the multitude goes, like the flower and the weed That wither away to let…

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The State of the Race: Fumbling Towards Enlightenment
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The State of the Race: Fumbling Towards Enlightenment

The Oscars can be a kaleidoscope view of our world — spectacular and surreal. Or…

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The State of the Oscar Race – And of These, Hope
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The State of the Oscar Race – And of These, Hope

With two weeks before the US Presidential election, nerves are frayed. The horses are kicking…

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The State of the Race: Selling a True Hero in the Age of the Snark
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The State of the Race: Selling a True Hero in the Age of the Snark

Some days it’s a rough go, filtering life through the waves of chatter online. Much…

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The State of the Race: Wanted – Best Picture Front-Runner, Must Love Dogs
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The State of the Race: Wanted – Best Picture Front-Runner, Must Love Dogs

[buzz] As we head into Toronto, we still don’t have our presumed front-runner for Best…

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The State of the Race: In Gods we Trust (and Giveaway)
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The State of the Race: In Gods we Trust (and Giveaway)

[details at the bottom of the post] “They had mocked him through his misery and…

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The State of the Race: Of Bridesmaids and Dragon Tattoos – Year of the Woman or Just Another Year?
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The State of the Race: Of Bridesmaids and Dragon Tattoos – Year of the Woman or Just Another Year?

  It was hard not to notice Robin Wright at the Critics Choice awards, striding…

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The State of the Race:  DGA Fallout – And Yeah, David Fincher
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The State of the Race: DGA Fallout – And Yeah, David Fincher

It’s been a funny year for Oscar movies. The trial separation between critics and the…

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The State of the Race — Rage Against the Machine
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The State of the Race — Rage Against the Machine

  Reviews, like the Oscars, like your own impressions, are moments in time captured.  Some…

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The State of the Race — Now is the Winter of Our Discontent
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The State of the Race — Now is the Winter of Our Discontent

Every year, hope springs eternal until the awards actually start being handed out. The disappointment…

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The State of the Race: First out of the Gate
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The State of the Race: First out of the Gate

The decision to move the New York Film Critics up to be announced before the…

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The State of the Race – It isn’t the 1%, it’s the 9%
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The State of the Race – It isn’t the 1%, it’s the 9%

The State of the Race: The Calm Before the Storm
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The State of the Race: The Calm Before the Storm

As we contemplate where we’re going and where we’ve been it’s important to take note…

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