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The Case for Brooklyn by Tomris Laffly

by Tomris Laffly What an unpredictable awards season this continues to be. The race, as the current roster of strong contenders stands, is rich with some foreseen and some late-blooming ensembles like Spotlight, Straight Outta Compton,…

The Case for Carol

The last time a movie about two women in love took the critics by storm it was Blue is the Warmest Color, a film that was so good it didn’t even need its graphic sex scenes to generate interest. In fact, those scenes risked cheapening a…

The Case for: Beasts of No Nation

I am not moving and the leader man is throwing up his arm to the sky. He is shouting, where are you finding him, so hard that his voice is becoming high and sounding like it is sticking in his throat. Strika is pointing his arm at the…

The Case for The Danish Girl

After a victorious season for Eddie Redmayne last year, the Best Actor winner returns to the awards conversation this year for his latest collaboration with director Tom Hooper, The Danish Girl. Having previously worked together on the…

The Case for 99 Homes

It's 2010 and we open in the bathroom of a modest, suburban home. Reflected in the mirror is a leg hanging over the bathtub's edge and blood splattered on the wall. A camera pan gives us a brief, but shocking glimpse of a dead man's body…

The Case for Joy

After Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, David O. Russell continues his productive cinematic partnership with Jennifer Lawrence in Joy, and their latest collaboration strays from convention and expectation. Russell’s take on the…

The Case for Tangerine

There are so many films about women this year that voters actually have choices. Old women, young women, women in love, gay women, suffragettes. But the odd thing about it, though? They're all white. The door is open but only to one color.…

The Case for: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

by Péter Szemmelveisz First of all, I have a confession to make : I resist this "Best Actress race is SO thin" line. I resist it because if we keep repeating it, it will take away from the glorious career moment of the winner (the best…