"Birdman", "Boyhood", "Nightcrawler"

November 26, 2014

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Spotlight on the Stars: Keira Knightley

Wed, Nov 26 2014


For this week’s new spotlight piece, I wanted to cite an A-lister who doesn’t quite get the credit that she deserves. That lovely lady is none other than Keira Knightley, an Academy Award nominated actress mostly known f ... READ MORE
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“Birdman”, “Boyhood”, “Nightcrawler”, and “Selma” lead the 30th Spirit Awards nominations

Tue, Nov 25 2014

Just a few moments ago, the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards announced their nominations for their 30th annual ceremony, once again providing a mix of future Academy Award nominees and smaller contenders getting their moment in the sun. ... READ MORE
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Ranking the contenders in Best Documentary Feature

Mon, Nov 24 2014


Today, for the next installment of my still weekly 2015 contender re-rundown, I’m moving on once again from the big eight categories (after starting this second part to the series with Best Animated Feature last week) and taking a look now at o ... READ MORE
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Hollywood Film Awards: “Why It Mattered”

Fri, Nov 21 2014

“This was a great opportunity for a studio and its talent, especially now that the show is on CBS (regardless of the ratings – 4.1 million) – essentially, a free ad for a movie that is about to be released. (The ... READ MORE
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A Mid-November Oscar Predictions Update

Fri, Nov 21 2014


I’m going to keep it short and sweet today folks, or at least a bit shorter than usual in terms of set up. You all know by now that it’s time for my middle of the month Oscar predictions update piece. Sometimes, there ... READ MORE
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Will the Academy ever warm to “The Hunger Games” franchise?

Thu, Nov 20 2014


Usually, a blockbuster science fiction series with an appeal across the board and strong critical reviews will show up at least somewhere at the Academy Awards. So far though, the two films in The Hunger Games franchise (with the ... READ MORE
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Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room – Patrick Stewart

Thu, Nov 20 2014

In the crime thriller GREEN ROOM, a young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence, fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads inten ... READ MORE
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Spotlight on the Stars: Jennifer Lawrence

Wed, Nov 19 2014

For this week’s new spotlight piece, I wanted to again take a look at one of the biggest A listers in the industry…Jennifer Lawrence. I’ve written about her once or twice before, but ... READ MORE
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David Oyelowo and “Selma” launch to the top of the Oscar race

Tue, Nov 18 2014

Last night, I was in attendance for the first New York screening of Ava DuVernay’s film Selma. This on the heels of it having a World Premiere last week at AFI Fest, which shot it directly into the heart of the awards season. ... READ MORE
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Re-ranking the contenders in Best Animated Feature

Mon, Nov 17 2014


Today, for the next installment of my weekly 2015 contender re-rundown, I’m moving on from the big eight categories obviously and now taking a look at one of the in between ones, which happens to be the Best Animated Feature race.

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Winners: Hollywood Film Awards 2014

Sun, Nov 16 2014


Hollywood Film Awards: What Went Down and Why It Mattered
Host Queen Latifah, and Hollywood Career Achievement Award winne ... READ MORE
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Predictions for the 2015 Spirit Awards

Fri, Nov 14 2014


One of the most interesting precursors to me is always the Independent Spirit Awards. They don’t always cite the same things that the Academy does, so it’s a chance to see smaller and more eclectic fare given a moment in th ... READ MORE
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