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Breaking Bad won 6 Emmys, tonight, including climactic wins for Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul. Sherlock won 3 Emmys, including those for the renowned duo Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Fargo and The Normal Heart won for Outstanding Mini-series and Outstanding Movie. Directors Cary Fukunaga and Colin Bucksey won Emmys for their work […]
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Entertainment Weekly shared a new creepy poster for the upcoming film, Foxcatcher. The film stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffallo. The new poster features Carell, who plays the deranged murderer John Du Pont. He’s tipped to earn a Best Actor nomination for the role. Foxcatcher opens on November ...
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Richard Attenborough, who guided Gandhi to 8 Oscars including 2 for himself, has died at the age of 90. In 1947 he played a lowlife yob in Brighton Rock, one of my favorite films noir and #15 on the BFI list of Best British films of all time.
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The pic will screen in Venice and Toronto. From The Playlist: Mortensen’s latest is “Far from Men,” an adaption from a short story by Albert Camus (“L’Hôte” from the book “L’Exil et le Royaume”). In this gritty tale of survival, Mortensen plays a reclusive teacher who helps a villager accused ...
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Jessica Chastain looks like she just sipped some red wine, with those bee stung lips and heavy lidded eyes. Chastain is going to have quite a year, with this, Miss Julie, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Interstellar and A Most Violent Year. Colin Farrel also seems to be digging up ...
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“It’s 1988. On the surface, Kat’s home life seems perfect. A normal, college-bound teenager, she listens to Depeche Mode, hangs out with her tragically hip pals, and is critical of her parents. She’s also having her first romance with, literally, the boy next door and is starting to feel comfortable ...
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Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Kent Jones offers some thought/theme shaping on the upcoming films to play at the New York Film Festival. On Gone Girl and Inherent Vice: I saw that there were a lot of good movies from American filmmakers. First of all, three great New York movies: ...
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Love is Strange is already gathering early steam from its screening at Sundance. AO Scott’s Critics Pick review: One of the strengths of this wise and lovely film is that it declines fully to answer these and other questions. The story of George and Ben seems to have been plucked ...
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The first trailer for The Woman In Black: Angel of Death was unveiled today. The teaser trailer reminds us, “She Never Forgives” and “She Never Forgets.” Angel Of Death is the sequel to the 2012 hit that starred Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe. This time around, Jeremy Irvine plays Harry Burnstow ...
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In one week the season will start properly, as Telluride ushers in many of the films that will likely be among the major players. Turns out both Toronto and New York will also be in play this year with big movies showing up at both those festivals. David Fincher’s highly ...
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Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, the stars of the Clouds of Sils Maria, pose here for Germany’s Interview. It was just announced that the film will hit the Toronto Film Fest in September.
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Fury will be closing the BFI London Film Fest, as well as having its release date pushed back to October 17 from November. There are some rumblings it might be the surprise screener at Telluride.
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As Sasha noted yesterday, Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children will open on Oct 3 and goes wide on Oct 17, soon after it screens at TIFF. In this trailer it comes across as an intriguing descendant of The Ice Storm and American Beauty, recalibrated to measure the emotional effects ...
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Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children will skip Telluride, head to Toronto and open to the public shortly thereafter. Jeff Wells off Tapley’s exclusive: Paramount will pop Jason Reitman‘s Men, Women & Children limited on10.3 or about…what, three weeks after it plays at the Toronto Film Festival? Wide break on 10.17. The news was broken ...
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About time. Press release: Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and ...
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Michael Patterson has been dutifully keeping track of the buzz and checking the temperature for what might show up at Telluride this year. He’s keeping a list of possibles, those that are mights, and the maybes. He is pondering whether or not Leviathan, the Russian epic that made a big ...
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download In our first podcast we discuss the great man that was Robin Williams, and a bit more about Boyhood’s Oscar chances. In part two, we delve into 2010, when The Social Network and King’s Speech split the critics and the industry, with each ...
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David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars releases a few more details about the plot – it’s a surreal thriller that takes a bath in the concentrated desperation of Hollywood. This new trailer gives a rough outline of the plot. But believe me, there’s more. A lot more.
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Two weeks from today the Telluride Film Festival begins. It is an exciting time of the year because this festival, more than any other, heralds the arrival of the Oscar race. In the years I’ve been attending Telluride, the Best Picture winner has screened there, either premiering or part of ...
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Apple Beats has made and released a documentary Do the Right Thing 25 Anniversary: A Beats Music Experience which ends with a block party featuring Dave Chappelle, Wesley Snipes, Mos Def and Public Enemy performing of “Fight the Power.” 1989!!

The State of the Race

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During out latest podcastof Oscar Poker, Jeff Wells and I contemplated the idea that this could be a year where the Best Picture race might depart from last year’s lineup ...
In this photo provided by the Producers Guild of America, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu accepts the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures for “Birdman” on stage at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Producers Guild of America/AP Images)

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In a year where the outlook appeared to be barren without Breaking Bad and True Detective in contention, House of Cards began as the default Emmy consensus front-runner earlier this ...
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ADTV continues its Making the Case series with today’s entry for HBO’s Silicon Valley to win Outstanding Comedy Series. Clarence praises the shaggy-dog nature of the workplace sitcom and engaging ...
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The new offical U.S trailer for Macbeth has arrived, teasing epic battles. Michael Fassbender plays the menacing Macbeth and Marion Cotillard plays his scheming Lady Macbeth. Filmed on the Scottish ...
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The first trailer for Victor Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as Frankenstein has been unveiled by 20th Century Fox. You know the story, Doctor Frankenstein creates ...
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