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It’s a Wonderful Life Sequel in the Works

It's a Wonderful Life is about reflecting on a perceived failed life. None of George Bailey's imagined dreams came true. But it took an angel named Clarence to make him realize how wonderful his life had really been. It needs no…

Oscar Flashback – 12 Nominations

Right now, Scott Feinberg over at Hollywood Reporter, has Lincoln winning four Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. If it wins those four it shows broad support but it will share the record with…

Oscar Flashback – The Freak Years

We as Oscar pundits invest so much of our time into the Oscar race, nearly a whole year, that the narrative we have planned out tends to want prominence in our minds even when the stats are against it. In the 14 years I've been covering…

Oscar Flashback: When Oscar Falls in Love

It isn't often that a love story wins Best Picture. By my count, loosely including films that are really about something else, like the Civil War or the sinking of an unsinkable ship, there have been only 16 winners in 83 years of Oscar…

Oscar Flashback: Sex and Oscar

The idea that Academy members are prudes is deeply rooted in their voting history. The way most people talk about the Academy is that they "will never go for that" or they can't really handle anything except the most traditional, straight…

Oscar Flashback: The Last Picture Show

One of the best things about the two prominent film critics at the New York Times, AO Scott and Manohla Dargis, isn't necessarily their take on new releases, although that's certainly valuable, though often frustrating -- and I don't think…

Oscar Flashback, Far From Heaven

In anticipation of tonight's HBO premiere of Toddy Hayne's Mildred Pierce, here's a look back at my favorite Haynes masterpiece to date -- his voluptuous Sirkian swoon, Far From Heaven. My personal choice for Best Actress of 2002,…

Oscar Flashback – 1976

Movie Videos & Movie Scenes at MOVIECLIPS.com Since many of you readers have commented here and on Twitter that 2010 could be a repeat of 1976. I thought it might be fun to take a look back at that pivotal year. I must admit to…