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“The truth will set you free but not before it’s finished with you.” – David Foster Wallace To really get the depth of the performance Jason Segel delivers as David Foster Wallace in James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour you have to watch David Foster Wallace himself. Segel has perfected Wallace’s unique dialect and […]
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New character posters for the upcoming Suffragette have been released to honor Emmeline Pankhurst day. The film stars Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst, Helena Bonham Carter and Carey Mulligan and centers on early members of the British women’s suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th century. Directed by ...
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Warner Bros. revealed the new trailer for the forthcoming Suicide Squad film after it leaked at this year’s Comic-Con. In true Comic-Con tradition, the trailer was filmed and leaked online, and naturally the quality was bad, but was enough to send everyone online into a frenzy. Following the leak, Warner ...
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You should say nice things about this trailer because it looks like somebody spent a lot of money on it. One thing for sure, anyone who was nervous that Wonder Woman might threaten to step up and steal some thunder from the boymen will be relieved to see that she ...
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The Weinstein Co. just released the new poster, or a new poster, for the Hateful 8, the new Quentin Tarantino film starring Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh. We know we’re getting great dialogue, good action set pieces and lots of violence. The film likely not disappoint Tarantino fans.
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They’re talking practical effects on the film to make it look less green screen and more old timey Star Wars. They’re building the hype for this thing up pretty high. Will this top the year’s box office? Will it top Jurassic World which is headed for the number three spot ...
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Eight years ago, progressives and liberals rallied behind an eloquent first-term senator who called himself a “skinny guy with a funny name.” Barack Obama won hearts and united the left like never before. He was to be our first black president and would succeed in rescuing the country from eight ...
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Runoff election required for Writers Branch LOS ANGELES, CA (press release) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2015–16 Board of Governors. A runoff election is required for the Writers Branch. “I’m excited to welcome our four new governors to the Board and ...
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What a great picture of these four incredibly funny women. No way, no how this doesn’t turn out great. Just saying. Why even bother with a so-called reboot if you’re just going to repackage the same ingredients? This is a great example of how reboots can matter. Kristen wiig, Leslie ...
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John Cowley’s Brooklyn, the hit of Sundance, released its first trailer. Saoirse Ronan has to choose between two men and two countries.
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The Venice Film Festival launched last year’s Best Picture winner into the Oscar race, and very nearly launched the previous year’s winner, Gravity. It comes on just moments before Telluride and the one-two punch of it hitting big and receiving raves in Venice, coupled with an enthusiastic, hyped up response ...
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Based on a true story, Bridge of Spies takes place during the Cold War. The loose synopsis, “Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan finds himself thrust into the middle of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task of negotiating the release of a captured U-2 pilot.”
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Disney have unveiled the latest trailer and poster for The Finest Hours. The action thriller is based on the true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Set in 1952, a noreaster strikes New England and wreaks havoc on ships in its path. The SS Pendleton ...
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What a shame to see The Dissolve close its doors. It was always my go-to site for people who asked me where to find good film writing online. It was dedicated to the practice of film criticism, had an engaging community and was not intolerable because of its ad content. ...
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Dustin Hoffman was interviewed and quoted in the Guardian with a juicy pullquote that film is the worst it’s ever been. Here is what he said: “I think right now television is the best that it’s ever been,” he said. “And I think that it’s the worst that film has ...
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After 6 months of moviegoing in 2015, one thing has become very clear: Female driven cinema is here to stay. If you look at my list of the best of the year so far you will find that most of the movies that were worth seeking out had a female ...
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Remember back in 2014 when the makers of Jenny’s Wedding were trying to raise enough money to finish the film and release it (AwardsDaily is proud to have donated to their cause)? They raised almost $100k. It seemed for a time as though the film would never make it off ...
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The Daily Mail has posted photos of the James Marsh’s follow-up to the Theory of Everything tentatively named Untitled Donald Crowhurst Project.  Firth plays Crowhurst’s story is bizarre on every level but it could be a bravura performance by Firth. Here is what Wikipedia says about him: Donald Charles Alfred Crowhurst ...
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The documentary category is, once again, filling up quickly. Five slots really can’t possibly account for the abundance of documentaries, most of which are better than the feature submissions in any given year.  Look at the overwhelming number of great titles from last year alone. While it dilutes the excitement and ...
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There has been some confusion as to whether Martin Scorsese’s Silence will be ready to screen in time for this year’s Oscars. It, like Wolf of Wall Street, might just make it under the wire. Scorsese’s film is based on the Shusaku Endo novel about two Jesuit priests who try to ...

The State of the Race

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)

When this website first began its grand experiment of cracking the code of why some films make it into the Oscar race and why other films don’t, there were three major ...
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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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From Sasha’s review of Youth at Cannes in May: Paolo Sorrentino just hit it out of the park here at Cannes, delivering what has to be the most compelling screening ...
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The Year of the Man marches on with Bradley Cooper in Burnt. Oh look, there’s Emma Thompson propping him up – and look, there’s Siena Miller helping him out. I ...
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