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According to Deadline, the Birdman score has been disqualfied from competing for the Best Original Score category. The score, composed by Antonio Sanchez was left off the December 12 list of eligible films. Now an appeal that was filed has been denied. What does it mean? Sanchez’s drum heavy score was deemed not eligible to […]

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Last year, all nine Best Picture nominees were on SEFCA’s list. Thanks Paddy: Best Film 1. The Grand Budapest Hotel 2. Boyhood 3. Birdman 4. Whiplash 5. The Imitation Game 6. Gone Girl 7. Snowpiercer 8. Nightcrawler 9. Foxcatcher 10. The Theory of Everything Best Director 1. Richard Linklater (Boyhood) 2. Wes Anderson (The Grand […]

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1. Gone Girl, Selma, Boyhood Three films stand out as the year’s best to me for different reasons. If our taste in movies is a reflection of who we are, I am splintered three ways with three different expressions of the human experience. I don’t love or watch movies that only depict the good in […]

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(Press Release) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that Plan B Entertainment will receive the 2015 Visionary Award. Partners Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will accept the award at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards on January 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The Producers Guild Visionary Award […]
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I feel lucky to be living in a time when David Fincher is making great films, dark, smart and now, funny. Gone Girl, Fincher’s highest grossing film to date, just sailed past the $165 million mark. If you’ve never heard Fincher speak about movies, you’re in for a treat. There are few films that have […]

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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 bet at the moment is the brilliant, LONG-overdue Julianne […]

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Director Rob Marshall has been credited for reviving the musical genre and bringing films like Chicago to the big screen. For his latest film, he adapts Stephen Sondheim’s beloved Into The Woods. Jazz Tangcay sat down with Marshall in a Beverly Hills hotel to talk about the film, social media, his thoughts on Sony, and his one […]
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(thanks to Paddy @screenonscreen) Best Film Gone Girl Best Director Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) Best Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) Best Actress Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) Best Supporting Actor J. K. Simmons (Whiplash) Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year) Best Screenplay Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) Best Cinematography Hoyte van Hoytema (Interstellar) Best […]
Florida Approves Voting Reform Bill

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In case you haven’t been studying at the Oscar race for Best Picture for the last 16 years as I have, you might not remember why the Academy changed their rules in the first place. It was to cure the problem of so many genre movies with so few Best Picture categories. It came after […]

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Kathryn Bigelow has seen Selma twice and did this Q&A with the director – DuVernay just posted this on Facebook.  She called DuVernay’s film “masterful,” and indeed, it is. DuVernay’s film is, like Bigelow’s work, visually compelling throughout, telling its story not just with dialogue but with expressions. It is a thrill to see both […]

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The feds have just announced that they believe North Korea is indeed responsible for the Sony Hack which caused the studio, Sony Pictures, to ultimately pull the release of The Interview, which then caused a wave of uproar throughout internet channels and social media that our free speech was being infringed. Don’t let the hackers […]

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You know Mommy was way “too much” for the conservative voters.  Ida will win this probably. Argentina, “Wild Tales,” Damián Szifrón, director; Estonia, “Tangerines,” Zaza Urushadze, director; Georgia, “Corn Island,” George Ovashvili, director; Mauritania, “Timbuktu,” Abderrahmane Sissako, director; Netherlands, “Accused,” Paula van der Oest, director; Poland, “Ida,” Paweł Pawlikowski, director; Russia, “Leviathan,” Andrey Zvyagintsev, director; […]

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One of the strangest aspects of 2014 is how so many films have been harpooned by critics, especially those aimed for the Best Picture race. At the same time, Oscar bloggers have been winnowing down their list based on what they think milquetoast softies in the Academy, otherwise known as “they” will choose. In so […]

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If you haven’t been listening to Serial, run don’t walk over to SerialPodcast and listen from Episode 1 on through to today’s final episode. A reporter named Sarah Koenig began Serial at the behest of a woman who wanted to try to help free a young man named Adnan Syed, one whom, she believed, had […]

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