Miles Teller is committed and intense in “Bleed for This”
The film is based on the true story of boxer Vinny Pazienza (Teller), who staged one of the sport's greatest comeback stories. A scrappy fighter who always took too many shots to the head, he also has had to deal with an overprotective family, including a manager in father Angelo (Ciarán Hinds) and worrisome mother Louise (Katey Sagal).
Hollywood Contenders: A third crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (or HFPA) will have their vote, which in turn will help with perception about the Academy Awards. Obviously, it's more perception than anything else, but occasionally, perception can become reality.
Believe it or not, next week will kick off with the Golden Globe nominations on Monday. As such, today is the perfect time to finalize some predictions for the award. Their nominations will mark the next stage in a fast moving awards season. We’re a ways away from Oscar announcing, but this is a notable juncture in the path that lea ... READ MORE
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How often does a film positioned as a Best Picture frontrunner early on live up to the hype? Especially considering the rapturous festival praise for the movie, it would be understandable for Damien Chazelle’s La La Land to feel slightly overrated. And yet, somehow, this is perhaps still underrated, as it’s an out and out mode ... READ MORE
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Yesterday, the Academy announced one of their long lists, whittling down the Best Animated Feature contenders to just 15 finalists. They went from an initial listing of 145 titles, making this comparatively a very short list. It consists of all of the year’s big contenders, as you’ll see shortly, but it also has relatively few ... READ MORE
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Catching up on precursors, one of the bigger critics groups that chime in each year is the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. The LAFCA headlined the last couple of announcements, as they piggyback off of the New York Film Critics Circle to put forward some of the higher profile critics group awards out there. Los Angeles’ critic ... READ MORE
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Last week, you could make easily the case that the precursor season really kicked off, with the week before starting the trend due to the Independent Spirit Award nominations. Now, of course this nomination slate doesn’t overtly impact the Oscars, especially since the winners are announced the night before the Academy Awards, when b ... READ MORE
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The precursor season continued on yesterday, with both the New York Film Critics Circle and the Broadcast Film Critics Association getting in on the action. NYFCC and BFCA (or the Critics Choice Awards) were both big on Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, that’s for sure. Continuing the trend we’ve been seeing, also making str ... READ MORE
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