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PAN: Offers absolutely nothing new, relying heavily on the tired, tiresome “Hero’s Journey” moviegoers have experienced countless times.

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Well, last night happened. Seth MacFarlane hosted, balancing the did-you-just-go-there style of humor for which he’s so often known and the showmanship you’d expect from an Oscar host. He took to the challenge, and for the most part, he landed. Yes, I would more openly welcome Tina Fey and Amy

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Quvenzhané Wallis in Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild
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We might as well talk about some actual awards. The New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review both announce their picks next week, but the indie circuit brought the major awards updates of the week. The Gotham Independent Film Awards took place on Monday night and offered

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Anna Karenina takes a story that has been told countless times before and reinvigorates it with amazing camera work, innovative storytelling, and palpable chemistry between the leads. Instead of telling the traditional story, Joe Wright opts to set this piece in a live theater setting – making it feel epic

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The Twilight Saga is over! The series finale, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, opened to nearly $141.1 million in the States over the weekend. Kristal quite enjoyed it, but I wasn’t impressed. But Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is less divisive when it comes to Oscar since

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The most epic love stories often demand that characters pay a price for love. This is particularly true for many female characters set in times past, who would lose children, social standing, and economic security upon choosing love over duty. Many who discuss Leo Tolstoy‘s famed novel Anna Karenina focus on the infamous and

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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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We are halfway through the summer, and with a few exceptions (The Dark Knight Rises!), a lot of movie fan interest is turning towards potential Oscar-buzz films. One of the movies popping up on everyone’s radar is Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPGLRO3fZnQ Being a guy, I would normally dismiss this

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