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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 big spectacle contender – because what else is there, honestly? Guess we’re still looking for “the one to beat,” assuming that we haven’t found it

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

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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 Festival. However, winning bidder Paramount might also have Oscar on the mind: Five hits select locations on Dec. 5 and theaters nationwide the following weekend.

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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 Drive and Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent; people had pegged James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything as a contender, too. Gold Derby reports that 25 of

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David Dobkin’s The Judge – starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall – was the first film to, officially, make its case at the Toronto International Film Festival when it kicked off the fest last Thursday night. Well, the jury reached a guilty verdict… Enough courtroom puns, though – what

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Here’s hoping everyone’s had a great holiday season! But for avid Oscar watchers, this time of the year brings more than gay happy meetings and silent nights; it also gives us one of our favorite things: the heart of the Oscar season.

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We’re at the point where it’s better to throw in and summarize some official predictions, updating them as we move along, than to summarize the events of the week. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the most nominated film at the Screen Actors Guild’s SAG Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes,

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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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The awards season never comes without a few curveballs, and Fox Searchlight just threw one our way. Last week, the distributor announced that Sacha Gervasi’s feature-film debut Hitchcock, about the legendary director and his making of the horror classic Psycho, will arrive in limited release on Nov. 23, 2012. The

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Back when little was known about The Master, the latest film from Paul Thomas Anderson, it made sense to assume that the movie’s rumored subject matter about a Scientology-like religious organization would be an ideal backdrop for many of the director’s favorite themes – unorthodox familial bonds, self-destructive obsessions, and

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David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook affirms its status as an Oscar contender
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The big albeit anticlimactic Oscar news of the week is that David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook took the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s not surprising, as the rave responses for the romantic dramedy quickly cemented it as one to watch this season. While some dub

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Over the last two years, The Weinstein Company has taken The King’s Speech and The Artist – both of which could have been conceived and filmed in almost any time period in which films existed – to Picture victories at the Academy Awards. Stormy weather certainly doesn’t cloud the boutique

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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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Each day before the beginning of every month, I’ll spotlight four films you should see each week and why, including trailers, clips, pictures and anything else I can. They’ll either be films coming out in theaters that week or something on Netflix I think you should see. The kind of

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Surprise, surprise: The Dark Knight Rises (already discussed) was the champion at the U.S. box office for a second weekend in a row, and neither of the new wide releases, Step Up: Revolution and The Watch, came close to ending its reign. Even when combining their weekend grosses, the dance

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A new teaser poster has been released for the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film The Master which stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Amy Adams, and Rami Malek. It’s a very beautiful and mesmerizing teaser poster! It’s a perfect teaser poster to get us excited for this movie!   The synopsis: A 1950s-set drama centered on

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