Best Actor


Michael Keaton, Birdman
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
Jack O’Connell, Unbroken
Oscar Isaac, A Most Violent Year
Ben Affleck, Gone Girl
Alfred Molina, Love Is Strange
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Brad Pitt, Fury
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
James McAvoy, Eleanor Rigby
Chadwick Boseman, Get on Up
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, Theory of Everything

John Lithgow, Love Is Strange
Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar

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New Foxcatcher Teaser - Full Throttle

The new trailer for Foxcatcher shows a bit more about the tense relationship between Channing Tatum and Steve Carell, and gives you a pretty idea of how dark Carell goes with this magnificent, disturbing performance.

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Oscarwatch: Will Get On Up Get Hit by the Politically Correct Bus?

The last time Tate Taylor worked with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer it was on The Help, a dream project Taylor brought to the big screen based on the book his childhood friend Kathryn Stockett wrote. The movie opened to great success, making over $100 million and eventually earning 4 Oscar nominations. All good so far. The film featured an array of women and African American actresses, the only film that year to represent communities other than white communities. But the thing about The Help was that it wasn't acceptable to the black community (understandable; too many maids for too many generations on American film) and it wasn't acceptable to the white community (educated white people chafe at the notion of 'whitey saves the day' movies). The film, and its director, became a lightning rod for politically correct eruptions all over the web.

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Oscarwatch: Brad Pitt in Fury

The film is set during the last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. - Wikipedia


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New Birdman Teaser and Poster, Bodes Well for 2014's Slate

The movies this year are already looking like a brilliant array of creative risks. Birdman!


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Foxcatcher - Bennett Miller's Third Great Film about the American Dream

“That's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” ― George Carlin

When John Steinbeck wryly observed that most Americans disdained socialism as if they were “temporarily embarrassed millionaires” whose ship had yet to come in, he had no idea just how many millions of hard working self-made millionaires the country would someday spawn -- how many would actually attain that American dream. In a strange reversal, much of American disdain is now aimed at millionaires, specifically toward those who believe this world is designed for them, those who believe they have a right to take whatever they want whenever they want it. In 2014 you don’t have to look very far to find these men - they are everywhere. Our government props them up, bends over backwards to cater to them, and the rest of us are left to fend for ourselves.

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