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As the last remaining Oscar voters finish up their voting today and by 5pm the deadline will pass.  It will be interesting to see whether the Academy’s votes reflect what we would have otherwise known from the nominations thus far ...

282 films. Dig deep in the haystack to find every film that met eligibility rules to qualify for this year’s Best Picture Oscar. Interesting to scan through the vast range of titles. The exceptional gems virtually jump out to catch ...
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“I call to you, I call to you but I don’t call soft enough. There ain’t no cure for love.” – L. Cohen The Oscar race, like an urgent search for “true love,” is rarely about finding Ms. Right, so ...

Tom O’Neil over at Gold Derby has compiled a list of screeners that have been going out to Academy members. Getting them there early is essential for films that don’t have purty young girls naked in them or big stars ...

I thought I would use Metacritic to look at the past ten years of Best Picture winners. I use Metacritic because they are easier to pin down in terms of having fewer critics and (for the most) seasoned, experienced writers. ...
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EW’s Owen Gleiberman says Speilberg’s Lincoln, scripted by Tony Kushner, “is one of the most authentic biographical dramas I’ve ever seen.” As the title character of Steven Spielberg’s solemnly transfixing Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis is tall and elegantly stooped, with thatchy ...
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“All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.” — William Faulkner We’re always in a rush to judgment about movies: hit/flop, success/failure, best ...
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From the Hollywood Reporter: David O. Russell‘s dramedy Silver Linings Playbook, starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, earned the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. While the fest’s award ceremony is currently taking place, festival artistic director Cameron Bailey tweeted his congratulations to ...

One of the biggest surprises this year is what number Best Picture will land on. There seem to be eight very strong films heading into the race: The Artist The Descendants Hugo Midnight in Paris The Help Moneyball The Girl ...
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John Williams above. Steven Spielberg, Janusz Kaminski, Kathleen Kennedy, Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Peter Mullen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston and David Kross after the cut.

Choose your 10 favorite films of 2011, after the cut.
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Fixed: The contest form now allows you to choose more than one option on the doc and animated categories. Since we got our new form to generate contests, making them is going to be a lot easier. Therefore, for the ...

Hardball Talk finally gets around to seeing Moneyball and discovered it’s a movie that you don’t have to know about baseball to understand. The reason being, the drama that plays out, the themes at work, are universal.  In fact, the ...

In an extraordinary move to investigate how the year might play out, The Wrap’s Steve Pond approached the Broadcast Film Critics to use their ballots to figure out how this year’s Oscar race might go.  Now, keep in mind that ...

I think I am on the brink of getting fired this year for my squirrelly predictions on both Gold Derby and The Gurus of Gold.  When you pick something outside of the general thinking you are often written off for ...

4-star reviews from The New Yorker, Variety, Box Office Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter. 4 stars from Roger Ebert. No fan of 3-D, Ebert says, “Scorsese uses 3-D here as it should be used, not as a gimmick but as an ...

Movieline’s Stu Van Airsdale has got his finger on the pulse of the race, or at least of our collective perceptions of the race. You know, Academy members simply fill the house, watch the screeners, vote for what they like ...

2011 represents either the weakest year for great films in a while, or at least for those that have been released so far.  One can’t use Rotten Tomatoes for this because they don’t draw a hard enough line.  Ditto for ...

With the help of many smart readers, it looks like the Academy’s new way of selecting Best Picture does not seem too hard to figure out.  Here, Dean simplifies it: When thinking about how many nominees there are going to ...

This year’s shortlist is: 360 The Artist The Deep Blue Sea The Descendants Faust The Kid With A Bike Shame Trishna We Need To Talk About Kevin  The shortlist for Best British Newcomer is:

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