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There are heroes in Hollywood who take a hit for speaking out. There aren’t many of them. There aren’t enough of them but those who do are helping others to feel more comfortable. The dangerous movement of actresses who distant themselves from the word “feminist” makes women feel continual shame for standing up for what […]

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Our good friend Robin Write at has selected his favorite Best Actor winners at Cannes. Oh Cannes Film Festival, how we miss you. More so around this time of year, when the Oscars and its end trails are not a long enough distant memory. They to us now, and the whole mirage of the […]

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When Angelina Jolie won for Best Villain at the Kids Choice awards her daughters threw their arms around her neck, they were so proud. Then Jolie delivered a great speech, probably the best from the entire year. “I want to say that when I was little, I was told that I was different and I […]

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The headlines lately have ranged from shock to surprise to hope to despair about the films directed by women, films about women, and films aimed at women topping the box office. As we speak, Divergent, Cinderella and Fifty Shades of Grey will clock in as the year’s biggest hits, to say nothing of Home, which […]

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The only upside to having five nominees for Best Picture that I can think of is that you have the chance for a potential surprise winner. A last minute surge, for instance, would be better illustrated with the plurality system of voting than the preferential. But here’s the thing. Both the DGA and the SAG […]
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This is the movie many critics thought Wolf of Wall Street was.
Anne Hathaway, Tom Sherak

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The Academy will likely soon announce that they’ve decided to go back to five nominees. According to Hollywood-Elsewhere, the Board of Governors is meeting tonight to discuss their future plans.  My bet is that they will do what they’ve wanted to do all along: move back to five nominees.  There are plenty of people who […]
Saturday morning at the Hypermarket: Semi-final of the Miss Lovely Legs

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After the brutal let down of this year’s Oscar race, which mostly amounted to yet another year of dashed hopes and diminished expectations, it’s time to remember Rule #1 of How to Win Best Picture: never let your film become the frontrunner until after the Golden Globes. It’s a harsh and painful rule. Publicists measure […]

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Ashley Judd has been standing up for women for a while now but recently Judd took on the harassers (otherwise known as puny tyrants cloaked in anonymity because they have no other option, really – too cowardly to come after women in real life but full of so much hate they can’t contain it) in […]
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David Fincher’s Gone Girl gave Jacop T. Swinney the idea of comparing the first and final frames of films. Of course Gone Girl would but you would have to know the film well to get the impact of what Fincher (and Rosamund Pike did there). It is the rare director who contemplates such things and […]

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Any horror movie fan you talk to will tell you that the last few years have been weak for horror movies. What’s the deal? Well firstly, everything that’s coming out seems to be a rehash, reboot, or sequel to an older, higher quality film. Clichés abound, the genre is in dire need of new blood, […]

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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, acclaimed director Alex Gibney’s latest investigative doc, will head to HBO on March 29th. It is a deep dive into the Church of Scientology, which has already started messing with Gibney in advance of the film’s theatrical run. I can’t imagine how this will go over when […]

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To celebrate the release of The Divergent Series:Insurgent this Friday, Awards Daily has teamed up with Lionsgate and Dolby. We have three prize packs to giveaway. The pack includes: A branded drawstring backpack An Insurgent t-shirt (Woman’s size L) An Insurgent amp charger A copy of the book Insurgent All of the Divergent movies have […]
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by Stephen Holt It’s always a pleasure to participate in the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s great “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.” The audiences are always as varied, delightful and intensely interesting, by age and gender, accurately reflecting the always-thrilling diversity depicted on screen. This year the Rendez-vous initiated for its’ 20th anniversary, a series of […]

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