The State of the Race: Fumbling Towards Best Picture of the Year
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The State of the Race: Fumbling Towards Best Picture of the Year

In one week the season will start properly, as Telluride ushers in many of the…

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The State of the Race: The Ghost of Roger Ebert, The Future of Film
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The State of the Race: The Ghost of Roger Ebert, The Future of Film

Roger Ebert silently presides over these proceedings here at Cannes. He’s long gone from this…

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The State of the Race: Final Oscar Nomination Predictions
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The State of the Race: Final Oscar Nomination Predictions

The State of the Race: Flirting with the Edges of Making History
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The State of the Race: Flirting with the Edges of Making History

The State of the Race Part One: Stories of Great and Flawed Men Endure
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The State of the Race Part One: Stories of Great and Flawed Men Endure

“Produce great men, the rest follows.” Walt Whitman The year’s most powerful film tells the…

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The State of the Race: Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying
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The State of the Race: Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying

There is no doubt that the human experience feels more isolated and isolating now than…

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The State of the Race: Oscar’s Best Picture Road Map Thus Far
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The State of the Race: Oscar’s Best Picture Road Map Thus Far

In one sense, the Oscars continue to matter as much, maybe more, than they ever…

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The State of the Race: Argo Takes Back the Lead
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The State of the Race: Argo Takes Back the Lead

The State of the Race: Defining an Oscar Frontrunner
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The State of the Race: Defining an Oscar Frontrunner

The State of the Race: The Changing of the Guard
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The State of the Race: The Changing of the Guard

As I re-watched Avatar last night, or tried to, I was thinking about the future…

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