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Oscar Watching: Still Looking for the One?

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar recently screened for select bloggers and critics. Reactions seem to be all over the place, but it could end up being the

October 29, 2014 Features, Movies, Oscar Watching
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Oscar Watching: Taking a Gamble?

Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler will have its world premiere on Nov. 10 at this year’s AFI Fest – more specifically, in the Dolby Theatre. The

October 15, 2014 Features, Movies, Oscar Watching
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Oscar Watching: Going INTO THE WOODS

We already knew that Disney had big plans for Into the Woods – Rob Marshall’s big-budget adaptation of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical – but

October 07, 2014 Movies
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Oscar Watching: J.C. Chandor for AFI

J.C. Chandor's A MOST VIOLENT YEAR will kick off the AFI Film Festival. How will this affect its Oscar chances

October 02, 2014 Features, Movies, Oscar Watching
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Oscar Watching: TOP FIVE for Top Awards?

Chris Rock’s Top Five seemed to be more of a commercial prospect when distributors were fighting for get U.S. rights at the Toronto International Film

September 24, 2014 Features, Movies, Oscar Watching
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Oscar Watching: IMITATION over EVERYTHING

Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game took the Toronto International Film Festival’s audience award earlier this week. The film won over runners-up Isabel Coixet’s Learning to

September 18, 2014 Features, Movies, Oscar Watching
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Oscar Watching: Toronto Wins in THEORY

David Dobkin’s The Judge – starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall – was the first film to, officially, make its case at the Toronto

September 10, 2014 Features, Movies, Oscar Watching
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Oscar Watching: No Imitating at Telluride

The Oscar race moves on as the Telluride Film Festival ends and the Toronto Film Festival begins

September 04, 2014 Features, Movies, Oscar Watching
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Oscar Watching: FOXCATCHER for the Win?

Last time I checked in, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave had just taken best picture, best supporting actress for Lupita Nyong’o, and best adapted

August 27, 2014 Movies, Oscar Watching
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HATESHIP LOVESHIP Movie Review – Which Ship?

HATESHIP LOVESHIP takes too little time developing its characters and relationships, resulting in a hodgepodge of a romantic drama

April 10, 2014 Movie Review, Movies
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Oscar Watching: No Complaints Here

For the most part, the evening went as expected – well, maybe not John Travolta’s presenting of Idina Menzel, who performed original song winner “Let

March 03, 2014 Features, Movies, Oscar Watching
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Oscar Watching: The End is Near

Aren’t we ready for next year – our own year-in-advance picks we know we’ll laugh at in several months’ time, the obvious Oscar bait that

March 01, 2014 Features, Movies, Oscar Watching
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Oscar Watching: The Awards Season is Boiling Down

The Olympics pushed back the ceremony and with it the whole awards season. So studios won't let their films go down without a fight -

February 13, 2014 Features, Movies, Oscar Watching
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Oscar Watching: Waiting…

The top races – for picture and director – didn’t change much over the last few days, but Her thankfully made some waves with the

February 06, 2014 Features, Movies, Oscar Watching
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Oscar Nominees for Documentary Short – Review

I look at the five Oscar-nominated documentary shorts, which include THE LADY IN NUMBER 6 and FACING

February 05, 2014 Movies
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Oscar Nominees for Live-Action Short – Review

Yesterday, I began my series on the Oscar-nominated shorts with a look at the animated contenders; today I look to the live-action shorts. (I’ll offer

February 04, 2014 Movies
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