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Nice choice. I think you’ll find Nathaniel Rogers’ top 100 of the decade pretty interesting. His top ten are: 1. Moulin Rouge 2. Dancer in the Dark 3. Brokeback Mountain 4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 5. Far From Heaven 6. In the Mood for Love 7. Talk to Her 8. Rachel Getting Married […]

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Thought this trio of headlines on the Drudge Report was amusing. The Avatar Blues, so-called, links to this CNN story which draws its sources from a message board. Meanwhile, Avatar just beat E.T. and has just moved up to the fifth slot in all-time domestic, right behind Shrek 2. Must also topple Star Wars, The […]

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I had build this chart a while back for my own purposes (rather, borrowed the chart data from Box Office Mojo), but in case you might be interested in the side by side comparison – here it is (reader Franc has also built his own page with analysis that you should definitely check out). Avatar […]

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SACHA GERVASI Anvil! The Story of Anvil (Metal On Metal Productions) MAI ISKANDER Garbage Dreams (Iskander Films, Inc.) ROBERT KENNER Food, Inc. (Robert Kenner Films) LOUIE PSIHOYOS The Cove (Oceanic Preservation Society and Roadside Attractions) GEOFFREY SMITH The English Surgeon (Eyeline Films) AGNES VARDA The Beaches of Agnes (Cine-Tamaris, Paris)

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The 82nd Oscars telecast is brewing as the perfect storm to attract its biggest audience in years.¬†¬† The combination of Adam Shankman’s TV-popularity, the two co-hosts, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, and most importantly, the popularity of the films involved all seem designed to bring those eyeballs to TV sets all over the country, all […]

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Indiewire’s Peter Knegt reports that the Los Angeles Film Critics have chosen their best of the 200s: 1. Mulholland Dr. – David Lynch 2. There Will Be Blood – Paul Thomas Anderson 3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Michel Gondry 4. Brokeback Mountain – Ang Lee 5. No Country for Old Men – […]

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Trailer mash-up of The Dark Knight and In the Loop on YouTube: Another tidbit from Wells at HE — apparently someone had the really good idea of inviting MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann to present the Screenplay honor to the most deserving In the Loop — One of the best scripts of 2009, with or without a […]

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Brooks Barnes writing for the New York Times makes a pretty decent case for Fantastic Mr. Fox upsetting Up at the Oscars: In a mid-December surprise, both the New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association named ‚ÄúFantastic Mr. Fox‚Äù the best animated movie of 2009. Similar awards from five other […]

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by John Villeneuve Full disclosure. Being a highly functional, life-long sufferer of bipolarity (hence the appearance of the conjunction “too” in the title), I may be the wrong person to be reviewing Canadian director, Xavier Dolan’s semi-autobiographical debut film, J’ai tu√© ma m√®re (I Killed My Mother), a movie with psychic damage as its over-riding […]

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Jeff Wells at Hollywood-Elsewhere attended the event and has posted decent-enough quality videos of the event. First up, Meryl Streep (you gotta love the suck-ups laughing at every line, clapping at every observation – not so snooty now are you! Throw a celebrity at them at they fall apart. Just kidding. That really isn’t fair, […]

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Variety apparently broke the embargo so we can announce the Ace Eddie nominees. From incontention: Drama Avatar-Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, James Cameron The Hurt Locker-Bob Murawski & Chris Innis Up in the Air-Dana Glauberman District 9-Julian Clarke Star Trek-Maryann Brandon & Mary Jo Markey Comedy: The Hangover-Debra Neil-Fisher Julie & Julia-Richard Marks It’s Complicated-Joe Hutshing, […]

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BEST FILM Up in the Air BEST ACTOR Colin Firth, A Single Man BEST ACTRESS Carey Mulligan, An Education BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air BEST DIRECTOR Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

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The Bake-off resulted in seven nominees left. On Saturday, January 23, all members of the Academy‚Äôs Makeup Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: ‚ÄúDistrict […]

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Anyone wondering how the Best Picture line-up might have shaken out if the number of nominees had remained a the traditional 5 can perhaps now get a clue from looking at how the 3 major guilds have rallied in near unanimous consensus behind the same 5 movies this month. Looking back to last year, 5 […]

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Barry Ackroyd, BSC for The Hurt Locker Dion Beebe, ASC, ACS for Nine Christian Berger, AAC for The White Ribbon Mauro Fiore, ASC for Avatar Robert Richardson, ASC for Inglorious Basterds

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