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This week’s biggest releases are Hype Park on Hudson, Merlin: The Complete Fifth Season, and Boss: Season 2.

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Karl Marx once said that history repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce.  He wasn’t speaking specifically about Hyde Park on Hudson, but he’d probably come to the same conclusion about a film that traces the origins of a strategic alliance between Great Britain and the United States back

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I had the chance to see Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or-winning Amour (Love) over the weekend. It also played the AFI Fest – and we’ll be talking about that in a bit – but I saw it here on the East Coast. The French-language aspect might hinder its chances at Oscar

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One of the first scenes in Roger Michell’s Hyde Park on Hudson features Laura Linney’s Daisy giving Bill Murray’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s a hand-job in the seat of his modified car, away from the prying eyes of security and, perhaps more importantly, his wife Eleanor. Its awkward and humorous, yet

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I almost devoted the majority of this week’s Oscar Watching to Ben Affleck’s fact-based thriller Argo. But we talked about that one upon its Telluride premiere. The film still merits some space here since it opened this past weekend, but again, we’ve known where that one stands for some time,

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Hyde Park On Hudson is My Week With The King’s Speech, an achingly obvious (and poorly executed) attempt to cash in on two common trends in popular movie culture: Biographies that explore a small part of an iconic figure’s life and upper-class dramas about the woes of high society. It

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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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The Venice Film Festival, which we discussed last week, might give way to some Oscar contenders, but the Toronto International Film Festival is where the awards season really begins. After all, the last five Picture winners played at the fest. If that trend continues, one hoping to find this year’s eventual

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Trailers

Hyde Park on Hudson released its first trailer this weekend, giving viewers a taste of Bill Murray’s sophisticated portrayal of FDR in a historical film set in June 1939. The plot focuses on a weekend when the Roosevelt’s host the King and Queen of England for their first trip to

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