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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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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

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

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

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

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

Oscar Nominees for Animated Short Films – Review

The Oscar race captures my attention more often than not, but for the next three days, I’d like to offer my personal thoughts on the

February 03, 2014 Movies
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