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There’s a scene in Promised Land — Gus Van Sant‘s Oscar-bait drama about rural America and fracking — where John Krasinski‘s character Dusty Noble explains the intricacies of fracking to a group of children before burning down a model farm to show why fracking is bad. It’s a visually powerful scene, which

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Here is the domestic trailer for Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land. The Office’s John Krasinski and Matt Damon not only penned the screenplay, but star in the drama. The cast also includes Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Scoot McNairy, Titus Welliver, and Hal Holbrook. Damon was originally set to direct, but Van Sant stepped in to take over. I know it is early, but this looks like it could have some Oscar potential. Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think!

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Marion Cotillard in De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone)
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The Venice Film Festival is currently underway, but most of the Oscar news this week comes from the Telluride Film Festival, which wrapped just a few days ago. With that in mind, we’re skipping the Oscar prospects of this weekend’s new releases because the film festival news is far more

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Politics: with the Republican National Convention hoopla happening right now, the Democratic National Convention taking place next week, and the Presidential election right around the corner, it’s all anyone can talk about. It makes sense that several Oscar-centric articles have focused on how the political atmosphere can affect an awards

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