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Sex and the AMPAS

| September 3, 2010 | 43 Comments

The question was brought up on Twitter recently whether or not the Academy can deal with sex, specifically gay or lesbian sex and whether or not it effects the film’s so-called Oscar potential. Oscar potential, by the way, is a phrase I’ve always defined as: whether the film is... (Read More)

Telluride – A Preview of “The Show”

| September 2, 2010 | 14 Comments

Diverse as always, the Telluride Film Festival presents its usual eclectic mix of standout films, foreign gems, and old classics. Documentaries look to have a major focus this year in Telluride. Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones will be premiering A Letter to Elia, a full-length documentary about the late... (Read More)

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Dreamworks launches FYC campaign for Dragon

| September 2, 2010 | 27 Comments

Dreamworks takes flight with the first FYC inception of the season. Thanks to Kevin K. for the tip via In Contention. An invitation to experience How to Train Your Dragon on the big screen, this promotional calendar is a bold preemptive strike reminding voters to see one of the... (Read More)

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Black Swan, UK critics weigh in

| September 2, 2010 | 51 Comments

David Gritten at the Daily Telegraph concurs with yesterday’s first wave of praise Every film festival benefits hugely from a strong opening film, and they don‚Äôt come a lot stronger than Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky‚Äôs psychological thriller set in the world of New York ballet. Powerful, gripping and always... (Read More)

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Next Three Days Poster, and Secretariat

| September 1, 2010 | 20 Comments

Alex and First Showing just posted this artwork for Paul Haggis’ Next Three Days. Looks interesting. In other poster news, the Secretariat poster hit a few days ago. Despite the fact that it’s not net-film-blogger friendly, I am excited to see the film.

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Off To Telluride

| September 1, 2010 | 5 Comments

[note]Eric Bialas is covering the Telluride Film Festival for AwardsDaily![/note] Venice. Toronto. Telluride. All three cities have their film festivals within two weeks of each other, and the result leads to an unofficial start to Oscar season. Great buzz out of these three festivals can immediately bring an unknown... (Read More)